Podcast 215 : Soft Proofing for Best Print Results

This week I have created a video Podcast. It is also be available as an here for those that prefer only to listen. I do suggest trying to watch the video when at a computer though, to actually see what I got up to in Lightroom and when soft-proofing Photoshop...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Richard Olpin
    Posted at 03:10h, 05 November Reply

    Loved the video Martin, would be great to see some more in this format in future 🙂

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 14:58h, 05 November Reply

    That’s good to hear Richard, thanks!

    Although the main format will still be audio (enhanced Podcast) I will definitely do the odd video moving forward. Some gear reviews that I have planned would also be much better in video.

    Stay tuned! 🙂

  • ROB
    Posted at 22:53h, 09 November Reply

    Strangely the download version did not have your voice in synch with your lips. Happily played in synch when streamed from the site though. In any case, great vodcast and it just reconfirms what a true professional you are. My missus was surprised to see you, for some reason she imaged an older gent with a grey beard?

  • Sam
    Posted at 22:54h, 09 November Reply

    Wow that was great. I watched the download version last night and I was thinking ‘my mind is blown’. It was probably the unexpected elements of it being video, and a topic I hadn’t anticipated. This has really opened my eyes because although I don’t own a printer, a local shop offers fine art prints on 2 Hahnemuhle papers and I’ve wanted to just try it. Now maybe I’ll have a basis for getting started and I can have a proof printed first to see how it will look. It was equally exciting to see you actually working in PS and lightroom. Thank you Martin!

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 11:05h, 10 November Reply

    Thanks for the comments Rob and Sam.

    Sorry to hear about the problems with the iTunes version Rob. That’s actually the second problem I’ve been told about. I don’t see it locally, so it’s hard to say what the problem is.

    Sam, I was actually not all that happy with the results, as I didn’t have time to really plan it, but I’m pleased you enjoyed this. Printing is great though. It’s my favourite photography related activity after actual shooting.

    BTW, you’ll probably notice that the dates of your posts is a little out. I had to re-enter your comments as the originals were lost in some recent unannounced maintenance.


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  • Karel
    Posted at 17:13h, 26 January Reply

    Martin, great episode thanks for taking the trouble to explain your approach to making the adjustments as part of soft proofing. It’s something that I have been struggling with.

    I’m trying out the LR4 beta soft proofing function and have been tweaking exposure/contrast/whites/blacks as well as hue for specific colours. It seems to work quite well but I think that it will take some practice.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 16:58h, 27 January Reply

    You’re welcome Karel!

    Yes, it’s nice to have so much control over the image as you soft proof in LR4, and I agree that it will take a bit of practice to really make soft proofing in LR4 work for us.


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