Next Segment, New Photo Review Series: Line, Light, and Color with David Saffir and Sally Wiener Grotta March 2, 2012

David Saffir waited 45 minutes in this underground canyon for just the right light. In his discussion about this picture with fellow photographer Sally Wiener Grotta, David explains how he chose his exposure to define the sense of space, texture and movement.In addition, they explore the various elements that make it such a successful picture.
Image © David Saffir
(Video is part of the Light, Line, and Color series © 2012 by Sally Wiener Grotta and David Saffir.)

Next Segment, New Photo Review Series: Line, Light, and Color with David Saffir and Sally Wiener Grotta

David Saffir and Sally Wiener Grotta discuss how Sally used natural light and instinctive control over the angles within her composition to create this portrait. At the same time, Janice and Sally collaborated on creating the moment together, as a evocative personal experience.

Image © Sally Wiener Grotta, from her American Hands project
(Video is part of the Light, Line, and Color series © 2012 by Sally Wiener Grotta and David Saffir.)

Part Three, New Photo Review Series: Line, Light, and Color with David Saffir and Sally Wiener Grotta

David Saffir and Sally Wiener Grotta explore how Bill Truran used shadow and light in this portrait, not just to define structure but also to make a human connection between the child and the viewer.
Image © Bill Truran displayed by permission.  (Video is part of the Light, Line, and Color series © 2012 by Sally Wiener Grotta and David Saffir.)

New Photo Review Series Coming Soon!

I’ve been working with Sally Wiener Grotta on a series of discussions of photography – less theory and more practical – ranging over use of light and shadow, energy in an image, focus and composition, textures, rule of thirds, and much more.

Eastern Sierra, California © D Saffir

Each discussion is presented in the form of a Quicktime movie. The image is displayed, and our unplanned, candid comments and discussion are provided as well.Our initial set includes nine discussions. All took place when we happened to be attending a conference. Audio is ok but not broadcast-quality (next time!) – but the discussions are lively and in many cases we make an effort to approach photo review in new ways.

We hope you enjoy these – we certainly plan a series during 2012, probably one each calendar quarter. We welcome feedback and questions, as we’d like to keep raising the bar as we go forward!

I expect to publish these within the next week or so.

Thanks, and good shooting!

New Article, Fine Art Reproduction and Fine Art Printing

An article with content regarding my fine art printmaking business and related info just published in Big Picture magazine. The image you see here is mine – it’s the cover shot. The link takes you to an online version of the publication – go to page 16 for the full story. http://issuu.com/the_big_picture/docs/1202bpic?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage

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Cover Image © David Saffir 2011

Photography Quote of the Day

© D Saffir


And then shall I come to you, a boundless drop to a boundless ocean. – Gibran

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. – T. S. Eliot

New Webinar: Get Prints That Match Your Display (Advanced Printer Profiling Tips & Tricks)!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

For photographers the best display of your work is your prints. So it’s frustrating when a shot you worked on for hours doesn’t represent the true quality of your work in print. Datacolor is here to help. We’re dedicating an entire hour to teaching you how to get great prints with the Spyder3Print SR printer profiling system.

On Tuesday, November 22nd from 2 pm – 3 pm EDT, listen as David Saffir and Manfrotto Distribution Product Manager, Will Holowka, discuss how to get a great printer profile using the Spyder3print SR system. They’ll go over how to setup your printer, turn off color management on the most common printers, like Epson, Canon and HP. Plus, you’ll see how to use the Advanced Editing feature’s that come with the Spyder3Print SR.

During this Webinar, you have exclusive advantages:

1. Interact one on one with our special speakers. Ask questions & get the answers you need!

2. Automatic Chance to Win one of our three exclusive Prize Giveaways – one Datacolor Spyder3 Elite (DC S3EL100), a value of $249; and two people will each win a SpyderCube (DC SC100) valued at $59 each. The 3 winners will be announced at the end of the Webinar, so you must attend the Webinar in its entirety, from beginning until end to qualify for a chance to win.*

3. FREE recorded version of the entire webinar. Within 24 hours of the event, you will automatically receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar.

*In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must have a valid United States address and a valid email address upon registration.

REGISTER NOW! (link)

Photography Quote of the Day, October 12, 2011

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus

New Free Webinar: David Saffir’s End-to-End Workflow for Creative Photographers

New Free Webinar: David Saffir’s End-to-End Workflow for Creative Photographers

from the press release:

“Join X-Rite and Nik Software for an hour with David Saffir, internationally recognized, award winning portrait, commercial photographer and fine art printmaker. He is the author of the book Mastering Digital Color: A Photographer’s and Artist’s Guide to Controlling Color, published by Thomson. His second book, focused on his photography, is titled The Joy of Discovery, and was published in Spring 2009.

This webinar will teach fundamentals of end-to-end workflow for creative photographers, from pre-visualization through color management, capture and selected image editing techniques.

We will focus on landscape and scenic imagery.  Using the latest tools from Nik and X-Rite,

© David Saffir

David will demonstrate his workflow using X-Rite i1 Pro solutions and his techniques with Nik’s Viveza 2 and Silver Efex Pro to achieve the best quality from his images.

Who Should Attend:

• Landscape and Nature Photographers

• Commercial Photographers

• Environmental Portrait and Wedding Photographers

• Fine Art Photographers

• Anyone interested in a creative, color managed workflow

Two sessions will be held on the same day.

Register for your choice of times. Be sure to register today and arrive early for the webinar. Space is limited and they will fill up quickly.

David Saffir’s End-to-End Workflow for Creative Photographers

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:00-10:00 AM PDT (check your time zone!)

REGISTER HERE:    https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/316251139

Or….

David Saffir’s End-to-End Workflow for Creative Photographers

Wednesday,  July 13, 2011  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT (check your time zone!)


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Learn more about David Saffir at http://www.davidsaffir.com

Photography Quote of the Day – January 1, 2011

Reflection - © David Saffir

“I dislike landscapes. I only like people, and plastic flowers.” – Elliott Erwitt
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“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein
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New Workshop Jan 2011 – Black & White Imaging and Nik Silver Efex Pro ……

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