Photography 227 C

Retouching and Digital Workflow

  • 3 Units -
  • 2 hour lecture,
  • 4 hour lab

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Introduction
    1. Workflow – Analog vs. Digital
    2. Digital Photo Tech
      1. Job Description
      2. Responsibilities
  2. Monitor Hardware Calibration
    1. Professional Standards
    2. Choosing calibration equipment
  3. Capture and processing software overview
    1. Camera and manufacturer software overview
    2. Lightroom/Photoshop Overview
    3. Phase, Leaf, Hasselblad, Other
  4. Determining optimal digital file
    1. Shoot to the right
    2. ISO speed and chip noise relationship
  5. Shoot digital capture using gray card and/or Macbeth color chart (color balance)
  6. Lightroom Overview
    1. How to use the histogram tools to help determine proper exposure
    2. Using Lightroom processing tools
    3. Creating and using develop presets
    4. Grayscale conversion
    5. Achieving Analog processes digitally
      1. using Split toning
      2. using LR presets
      3. creating LR presets
  7. Importing Techniques
    1. CF Card Workflow
    2. Tethered Capture Workflow
  8. Organizing and naming techniques
    1. Setting up shoot folders
    2. Naming conventions
    3. Batch renaming
  9. Image selection techniques
    1. Using metadata
    2. Sorting and labeling
  10. Tethered capture workflow
    1. Use camera manufacturer software along with Lightroom auto import
  11. Batch processing for delivery
  12. Custom processing TIFF’s for delivery
  13. Delivery options
    1. Web gallery
    2. FTP
    3. E-mail link
    4. Hard media
  14. Archiving techniques
    1. Creating DNG files for archives
    2. Long term storage strategies
  15. Working with Photoshop
    1. Using Bridge and ACR dialog box to process images
    2. Round trip images from Lightroom to Photoshop for retouching
  16. Using additional modules of Lightroom
  17. Medium format digital camera overview and demonstrations.