The Studio126 blog...

The latest tips, tricks, and how-to's from Studio126, along with a little of this and a little of that.

What you need to know about Color Space (sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB)

Color space seems to be one of those things that people are always confused about. Most cameras have the option to shoot in either sRGB or Adobe RBG and most photographers I speak to don't know which one to choose or what the difference is. I've often been confused about this myself and so I chose to always work in sRGB because it seemed the most compatible color space for the web. Well I came across this video on the B&H Photo site that does a really good job of explaining the differences and what you should be working in. Enjoy! Oh... let me know if you find this useful.


Meetup Notes for March 7, 2013

I'm glad we had such a nice turn out for the meet up last night, 15 by my count, including the two that showed up virtually. The Google+ Hangout seemed to have worked pretty well so I can see us using that more in the future to include some of our remote members or to have a completely virtual meeting in some cases. Anyway, the main topic for the night was the Frequency Separation skin retouching technique (download the action here), a very versatile method of retouching skin by separating low frequency content (color) onto one layer and hight frequency content (texture) onto another.  By doing this you can retouch each layer separately and, with a little practice, you can leave the skin looking completely natural. It's good for more than just skin though, at the end of the night I mentioned a photo by Benjamin Von Wong where he used this technique to remove distractions from this photos of Trio Dinicu. Von Wong used the frequency separation technique to give the building and sidewalk their satin finish

He also put together a behind the scenes video of the shoot and a complete blog post about it.

Enjoy!  –Andy

Also, here is a video from Sara Kiesling of her doing a beauty makeover using this technique.