"Is there an equivalent of Ansel Adams books for film, but in the digital realm."

Started Aug 9, 2022 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
dvdFinn New Member • Posts: 12
"Is there an equivalent of Ansel Adams books for film, but in the digital realm."
1

Those of you who come from the film age might have read the incredible Ansel Adams Books on camera, film, and printing technique. They certainly took my technical skills to a new level. Unfortunately, my digital knowledge has some holes, and I need to gain a more complete understanding of the tool chain and processes.

A good example of whats vexing me currently is adjusting curves in photoshop. Its so damn variable and so easy to do whatever you want to the image that I have no idea how to preserve tone continuity. How does one determine the threshold for observable banding.  I often end up with posterizing that I can't see until I come back to the image later. Even something like colour profiles is giving me headaches, since I didn't realize I had a generic profile for my monitor and I couldn't understand why my imported raw files looked so garish. I really need a process.

The beauty of the AA books is that they clearly describe a system approach to achieving visualized results. I'm currently tripping over small individual steps without a broader scale approach.

What should I be reading or watching?

ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow