I don't have any followers or much traffic on my blog, but I was hoping that the little traffic I do have will participate in my poll (top right sidebar): Are you working with a calibrated monitor?
How many of you photographers are working with a calibrated monitor? I wonder just how important it is.
I'm thinking it's pretty important if you want to print out pictures that are true to what you are seeing on your screen especially when you've put in the time to color balance/correct them. It is both frustrating and disappointing when an image prints completely different than how you were seeing it. I don't actually own a desktop so I'm currently editing and organizing photos on my hp laptop which is not calibrated. I don't believe you can calibrate a laptop but please correct me if I'm wrong and I truly hope I am. It would save me a lot of money.
Anyhoo, now on to my link ups...
Linking up to Touch up Tuesday at Paper Heart Camera.
ISO - 1600 / Aperture - f/7.1 / Shutter Speed - 250 / Focal Length - 41mm
My clean edit in PSE:
a. adjusted exposure (brightened)
b. boosted contrast
c. removed red cast from face
d. removed a spot from the wall behind her (top left corner)
e. brightened eyes with an action from Paint the Moon
d. resized to 500 px for blog post
Linking up to Sweet Shot Tuesday over at My 3 Boybarians. Love this one of Alivia in action! It's currently my desktop background. It really pops in black & white.
And on to my New Pics for this week:
I'm loving the expression on her face in this next one. She was watching a car drive by.