Ashley Karyl. Commercial, Fashion, Nature, Celebrity Photographer, UK After leaving Art College I spent some time in London before moving to Milan where I. View the profiles of people named Ashley Karyl. Join Facebook to connect with Ashley Karyl and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to. Ashley Karyl is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Ashley Karyl and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. .

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The shoot lasted a week with numerous locations and different lighting. Unfortunately, this is a big mistake based on laziness and it is actually counterproductive.

Recently, I started giving talks about color management to photography students at colleges and universities. This is a great opportunity to help the next generation of photographers produce consistently excellent color from day one of their careers. We ashleh need to calibrate our equipment to industry standards and supply correctly white balanced images in the ksryl colour space.

Read all posts Ksryl Privacy policy Terms of Use. At the start of I began writing a book on colour management and naively thought it would be finished in a six months, however the project grew in scope and after more than 3 years it was clear I had massively underestimated the vast amount of testing and research that were required to cover all areas of interest to photographers.

I give X-Rite permission to provide me with information about their products and services, and related product and services from X-Rite’s affiliates. Although ashoey experience applied primarily to beauty photography, it would be exactly the same if you were shooting fashion, jewellery or any other kind of product, because colour is such a vital part of marketing and branding, which is why that red used by Coca-Cola is always the exact same asshley in everything they do.

Various assignments also led me to Africa, Australia and other parts of Europe, though the majority of my work was studio based and I enjoyed producing images with a fresh vitality that were appreciated by clients, who wanted to present a positive, healthy image of their products. Pierre and Miquelon St.

Ashley Karyl has carved a photographic career and worked for many well-known cosmetics companies, including Rimmel, Collistar, Io Donna and others.


However, all of that changed when we started scanning, retouching and producing digital prints.

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in Photography with Ashley Karyl

The moment you start cutting corners things tend to go wrong. In reality, you only have a fully color managed workflow if it is maintained at every stage of the process, from capture to edit to print. Countless hours were spent sweating over every word to make the key concepts easy to grasp and I deliberately avoided any technical terms without first explaining them so that a six year old could understand.

However, I came back to Milan with a pile of images that were near enough all perfect, requiring little or no adjustment in post-production before going to print.

This comes down to the basics. Your email address will not be published. Sooner or later, every photographer wonders why the colors in an image are all wrong and the questions always end with the same answer. However this is still shot, edited and then printed on a color printer, so color management will be no less important than it is for color photography.

Colour management allows you to pass images seamlessly from one stage to another without ever needing to colour correct. Color AccuracyColor ManagementColorattiguest blogphotographyphotography tipstips. Colour management starts before you even press the shutter button and ensures the smooth translation of colours from camera to display, before passing through print or some other display medium. As digital photography became the standard, we suddenly had more control than ever, yet ironically, many photographers have been unwilling to take advantage of these possibilities and continue leaving it all to chance.

At times, whole days were spent on just a couple paragraphs before being deleted entirely because I found a better way to explain something.

This was a frustrating period, as the photographic industry was rapidly moving towards digital, yet most of the practices were primitive at best. On one hand it was fantastic, because we suddenly had the ability to remove small skin blemishes, unwanted hair or make eye colors appear more intense.

An introduction to the X-Rite colour calibration range with Ashley Karyl

Read all asjley Contact Privacy policy Terms of Use. Nobody is perfect, but successful photographers will develop a workflow that kkaryl refine over the years to ensure they make very few mistakes and that any problems are minimal at worst. Colour management was still limited in scope, but I became one of the early adopters because accurate colour was essential on big budget productions for advertising campaigns. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. That is why I invested in my knowledge of color management, as the kqryl practical means to ensure success of those goals.


My emphasis is on maintaining control at every stage, to guarantee consistency and cut down dramatically on lost time and costs in post production. While photography is an art, if you are pursuing it as a career then it is also a business.

Author of Colour Management Pro — https: Your email address will not be published. I can remember the biggest professional photo lab in Milan naively adjusting their displays by eye to try and match their prints in the hope it would deliver better consistency. Ashley uses X-Rite hardware and software solutions to color manage his digital workflow. One of my first advertising jobs was for Rimmel, who had a new line of products for which the color theme that season aahley grey.

The demands on delivering perfectly retouched images with excellent color suddenly became the key priority. Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Country. They need a properly color managed workflow. The big upsides of colour management are huge savings in time, stress and money, by delivering consistently accurate results straight out of camera and continuing throughout post-production.

There is a great deal more covered in the book but to learn more about colour management and how it could make your life easier simply visit https: At the time, I loved shooting reportage style fashion that received considerable artistic praise, but not much paid work.

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Your email address will not be published. However the burden of responsibility had shifted and mistakes were incredibly expensive. That was because I had followed the basics before each shot. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.