Sunday, October 30, 2016

"Color Accuracy" Needs of a Photographer/Retoucher

Disclaimer: I'm not resurrecting this blog. I just needed a place to put this stuff. I don't have time to write anymore.

I’m going to put this in writing because well, I don’t want to misrepresent myself through a podcast or get side-tracked by some random detail. Here it is: There are so few displays on the market that are built to the requirements that photographers need.

Color Accuracy
This is generally the big keyword. That’s the lure though. When people google “color accurate displays” (as I have in the past), they’ll find monitors that are color accurate. Sometimes this means factory-calibrated(1). Sometimes this means that the display can be calibrated properly. Sometimes this means that they provide hardware calibration for the internal LUT and not just software calibration of your monitor profile. Personally, I have not found this to be the biggest issue with displays created for photography/editing. Specifically because I think most of the manufacturers have gotten their stuff together and created panels that calibrate to proper specifications. In other words most manufacturers sell some displays capable of being calibrated to a delta E < 2 or 3 which is industry standard. What I'm saying is that color accuracy is just the tip of the iceberg.

Monday, February 8, 2016

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Dr. Chad Nelson




On this podcast we have the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation Dr. Chad Nelson.
“Chad’s 16 years at the Surfrider Foundation as the Environmental Director has been marked by outstanding stewardship of our conservation mission,” Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors Chair Liisa Pierce Fiedelholtz shared in this news release. “Nelsen’s proven track-record of leading high impact campaigns has clearly demonstrated his ability to significantly build the reach of this incredible organization.”
How does an organization like Surfrider Foundation reach and get people to act? What are the initiatives that Dr. Nelson is implementing to save our beaches? What makes him different from his predecessors?
These are the questions I have on a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Hopefully they shed some insight on what we should all be doing to save our beaches. Enjoy!
Learn more about Dr. Nelson and his latest projects here:
http://www.surfrider.org/
https://www.facebook.com/surfrider
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
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Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Dr. Hovsepian




Photoshop versus plastic surgery. What are the similarities and what are the differences? Suspend your disbelief for one second and imagine that I could actually ask this question. And then imagine that we actually reached out to one of the most prestigious plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and he came on the podcast to answer all the questions I ever had about this subject.
That is this podcast.
In this podcast Dr. Hovsepian breaks down the business of beauty. What is beauty? What are the standards, the practices, and the pitfalls? Is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder? And/or is it contextual, cultural, and relative?
If you've ever thought about the philosophy behind beauty, this is the podcast for you.
Learn more about Dr. Hovsepian and his latest projects here:
http://rhmd.com
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Friday, January 29, 2016

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Bill Cole




"William B. Cole Consultants founder and CEO Bill Cole, MS, MA is an internationally and nationally recognized peak performance mind coach. He is a Wall Of Fame Honoree, an award-winning scholar-athlete, published book author and articles author, and has coached at the highest levels of the Olympics, major-league pro sports, big-time college athletics and corporate America." - http://www.mentalgamecoach.com
In this podcast we have mental game guru Bill Cole. We've all seen a player on our favorite team choke in a clutch moment. But why do players some choke when others shine? How do you get in the zone? Is there any way to get in the zone better/faster? What sports/activities lend themselves to being in the zone?
Even as photographers we experience "the zone" where it seems that every shot you take is gold, or what I call "magic". In this conversation we talk about this and much more regarding the mental game!
Learn more about Bill and his latest projects here:
http://www.mentalgamecoach.com/
http://mentalgamecoaching.com/
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Justin Purser




"Born & raised in Florida, Justin started out at a very young age shooting surf films for international brands such as Quiksilver, Billabong, & Rusty with surfers such as the Hobgood brothers and Kelly Slater. After moving to Los Angeles, he began working in music video departments at high profile companies such as A Band Apart, & Anonymous Content where he was able to be a part of learning the directing process from the world’s top directors. He grew his role into writing treatments for the directors on music videos such as Beyonce “Single Ladies”, Beyonce and Shakira “Beautiful Liar”, Pink “Nobody Knows”, etc. He went on to write Beyonce's live performances for the 2011 Grammy Awards and her appearance on the final Oprah Winfrey show. Justin also co-produced The Shooter Series with Brett Ratner and Richard Brown (True Detective) where he directed interviews with Jay Z, Mark Wahlberg, and Outkast.
Justin was one of the original creators and directors of Maker Studios (acquired by Walt Disney Corp.) that pioneered the Multi Channel Network YouTube centric companies of today. He concepted and directed one of Maker's first ever YouTube talent driven branded campaign (Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas) creating the model on how brands advertise utilizing YouTube & influencers. He is the only director to concept and direct a brand sponsored video (Cosmopolitan Magazine & Nivea) to take number one on the Ad Age Viral Charts with no Advertising Agency involvement beating out top brands such as Nike, Pepsi, & Toyota. He has also directed music videos for major record labels such as Interscope, Warner Bros, Capitol, & Sony; for artists Eva Simmons, Jason Derulo, A Fine Frenzy, Bret Michaels, The Midi Mafia, Miggs starring Lindsay Lohan, Mickey Avalon, Taproot, along with a fun little PSA for To Write Love On Her Arms with Joaquin Phoenix, Miley Cyrus, & Liv Tyler." -www.justinpurser.tv
On this podcast talk to Justin about making surf films and music videos, the industry throughout the years, and his current project The Sea In Between, the story of twin brothers driven by sibling rivalry and struggle to establish their own identity in competitive surfing and life in general.
Learn more about Justin and his latest projects here:
http://www.justinpurser.tv/
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Monday, January 18, 2016

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Leigh Andersen




On this podcast we have Senior Photographer's Agent at Art Mix, Leigh Andersen. As a photo rep for 10 years, Leigh shares her insights on the industry, her roster of photographers, and the pitfalls that many budding photographers make when trying to get represented by a photography agency.
If you're a photographer, I don't need to tell you how important this podcast is. Throughout this podcast I put myself in the audience's shoes and ask all the questions that any photographer would want to know of a photo rep. Enjoy!
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

L U C I M A | Podcast | Guns. Assumptions. Nothing Political.




I grew up with guns and a dad that believed a good offense was the best defense. Through a dinner conversation I remember some events in my childhood involved guns and my dad. Through my friend's reaction I realized that these were not ordinary childhood experiences. And it got me thinking about what we take for granted to be "normal". And THAT became this podcast and a bigger conversation.
What's "normal"?
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com