First. Anyone know where I can get a profile for Epson 7800 and epson exhibition f paper for the Mac.
Frankly I searched the epson site forever and no could find one.
I didn’t need it when doing b&w since I used the epson advanced b&w driver. But yes a profile for my paper / printer would be useful now.
Thanks in advance.
After a ton of futzing around with different color styles, I did stumble across a preset that works pretty well as a starting point for straight color shots (i.e. not the infrared stuff).
I hadn’t heard of it before, but it’s called Bleach Bypass. It’s the first preset that seems to give subdued, but not completely desaturated tints to the major portions of the print. At least (again salt to taste) in that I can use it for a nature shot as well as a street shot.
I pulled out about 150 shots that seemed to have color potential (half done with the selecting process) and I plan to test this with those shots. As a general rule, if I didn’t like the shot in b&w – I’m not going to be very impressed with it in color.
Yes. I liked this in b&w but not enough to print it. In color, it has a different presence. In other words, sometimes, information is available in the color shot that helps give separation to different parts of the picture, the way we would put a light over everyone’s head when filmming to give separation from the background.
Other times, the b&w image is actually achieves more separation.
Color Bleach Bypass, Lightroom 3.x Preset without any tweaking