Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Untitled 28 and a mini-rant

It's so hard to photograph pastels and portray them well electronically. Has anyone else noticed that? The bright colors seem to come out too garish, and the subtle colors get lost. I always put the photos I take into Photoshop in order to try to make them look the most like the real thing, but pastels...man. Anyone have any good advice for making them look on the web or in a photo as vibrant, subtle, alive as they look in real life?

Oh, and while we're at it, do other artists out there in this modern age have such torn emotions over the whole computer thing? On the one hand, it gives us more exposure, a record of what we've produced, a really fun way to connect with other artists, etc. But on the other hand (the evil, bad hand), it means we're all spending as much or more time on the computer as on making art! (And I can't even imagine why anyone would want to create computer art...my god. I already have some pretty bad tendonitis, as it is.)

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m3ng said...

If your images are showing up differently on your computer, you might want to examine your display monitor and look into purchasing a calibration unit (I have the Spyder 2 Express, happy so far for $60). The other thing to look at is how you are photographing them, the lighting, exposure, etc. Not sure if you already know all that, but I just found your blog and thought I'd try to help.

Great work!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, and thanks for stopping by. Cute kids, by the way.