And The Color Of The Dress Is.......
June 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Some serious chizz right here...
Ambient light effects the appearance of your photos. That is another reason why film was developed in darkrooms. It's called "exposure", and it doesn't end after the shutter closes. Today, with the invention of Photoshop, we don't have to live like Gollums in dark caves exposing film all day. We sit at our desks, in our cheerful offices (or kitchens... Same same) drink our coffee, and click away at our photos. What we don't realize is that the light around you tricks your eyes, resulting in over/under exposed photos, wash outs, and harsh/poorly balanced colors. Ambient light also changes as the day goes on. It changes from room to room, hour by hour. Even having the TV on changes the temperature of the room *cough cough*.... And your resulting photo. At least the #oldskool photocave was consistent.
This little thing I have makes sure that every photo is edited EXACTLY as it is...photocave style. It monitors the LCD light from my laptop display AND the light from the room around me simultaneously. It sits on my monitor and takes a reading every hour. If the light changes, it prompts me to recalibrate my monitor. All of this is to make sure that what I see on my screen... Colors, definition, shadows, brightness...is EXACTLY what the picture *really* looks like when it's being processed. ..and more importantly, what it will look like when it is printed for the customer.
Here's an example of what this little doohickey does.
So.......what color is it REALLY? Thanks to my profiler, I know the answer.....but I won't tell ;)
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