New work with Robert Tardio won gold and was the cover of Graphis 2017!
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New work with Robert Tardio won gold and was the cover of Graphis 2017!
The Fall for France campaign continues to bring in press and awards, this time, GOLD for Destination Marketing! We provided full service retouching and pre-press on this project for Braden summer & Atout France which took home Travel Weekly’s prestigious Gold Magellan Award for Destination Marketing this year.
Our senior retoucher will be speaking, fielding questions, and sharing the goings on behind closed doors at Cyan Jack. Join him at SVA this Tuesday, Sep 13th at 7:00pm
New cover retouching featured in The LA Times magazine!
My Fall For France campaign featured on the cover of the LA times Travel Magazine this past weekend! LOVE IT! All graphic design and layout design by the brilliant b-havior
One from the CJ archive. This retouch was a multi-element composite from @phaseone raw captures by Christopher M. Lynch. Many of hand painted elements in this one. Nothing but Adobe Photoshop, and a brief love affair with rockets.
As if the news couldn't get any better... #LoveTravels photographed by Braden Summers retouched by CYAN JACK has been awarded a Communication Arts photography award! Check it out in the 2015 Photo Annual! http://www.commarts.com.
After learning that my image for #LoveTravels is a winning entry in the 2015 Communication Arts Photography Annual, I noticed that they are featuring my work on the front page of their site - http://www.commarts.com.
New still life #retouching work just went up on #LeBook. Looking good! http://www.lebook.com/creative/coach-advertising-2015-1
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Calibrating the #GMG proofing system today.
CYAN JACK's cover photo
Our collaboration #LoveTravels with Braden Summers just won Silver in the 2014 Adrian Awards!! Big thanks to Braden for bringing us along for the ride. Can't wait for the next one... #adrianawards #HSMAI
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMAI) awarded the #LoveTravels campaign that I shot SILVER for the 2014 Adrian Awards!! #adrianawards #HSMAI
Great collaborating with Robert Tardio on another classic #Timberland project. Working with the Timberland design team made sure these boots would work beautifuly in a myriad of different placements. Robert's clean and elegant lighting really makes these boots sing. You can see more of Roberts photography at www.roberttardio.com
Nice write up in the SF Globe on the #AllLovesIsEqual project we retouched for Braden Summers.
I wasn't expecting this when I thought of couples in love, but these images were a pleasant surprise.
Excited and proud to announce our latest post-production project with Braden Summers and Marriott on their new campaign #LoveTravels It's really been fun seeing all the imagery get installed throughout NYC. The print producers did an amazing job rolling all those prints out so quickly and the color looks great!
It's been fun spotting the Marriott #LoveTravels campaign around Washington DC, NYC & San Fran! Thank you to everyone who has shared their sightings across Instagram & Twitter... keep them coming!
I caught up with old friend and top shelf digital tech Joseph Borduin this afternoon. We ran some Photoshop performance tests on his new 8-core Mac Pro, to which we found some very smooth large brush performance. I also got a tour of the new (north lit) daylight photo studio which had all kinds of lighting possibilities with beautiful angled overhead window light. Check it out! http://highlight-studios.com/
“Electric lights are a convenience, but theyare used, I believe, at the expense of thatsimple three-dimensional clarity, that absolute existence that a subject has standing before a camera in a north-light studio.”
Leica released a really handy new laser distance scale tool with image readout for photographers, especially tech camera users who need to manually set focus on a distance scale. http://ptd.leica-geosystems.com/en/Leica-DISTO-D810-touch_104560.htm
World’s first: The Leica DISTO™ D810 touch is the first laser distance meter world-wide with a touch screen, allowing for quick and intuitive operation. Another revolutionary feature allows for measurements with pictures. Due to the integrated camera it i
The impossible project just announced their new CYANOGRAPH instant films. It's a monochomatic all cyan instant film. Good times!
This experimental monochromatic, low-contrast all-blue film for 600-type cameras is available in a strictly limited quantity.
The best cooks don't follow recipes.
Eizo just announced their new flagship graphics and photography monitor the CG 277, 99% of Adobe RGB, made possible with the new LED backlight. What I hear from the EIZO reps is that they are making a migration over to the LED technology. Hopefully this will make the CG lines color even more accurate at off angles for art direction. http://www.eizo.com/na/press/releases/htmls/cg277_cx271.html
EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today released the 27-inch ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 color management monitors.
Morgan Ashcom in the large GTI viewing booth checking prints out new epson 9900 for his upcoming show. Great guy, amazing work. Www.morganashcom.com
Wow, our retouching on Braden Summers new project is blowing up! Huffington post, Yahoo, French Glamour and French Elle… Exciting news for a great project! http://bradensummers.tumblr.com/post/77393234865/its-a-good-day-for-french-fashion-oui-oui
It’s a good day for French Fashion! Oui oui. Featured on the front page of Elle.fr and GlamourParis.com with my project ALL LOVE IS EQUAL
Had a great time working with Kadu Lennox on some new backgrounds for an upcoming Sebastian Kim shoot. Check out some of Kadu's amazing sets. http://www.frankreps.com/#/set-designers/kadu-lennox/print/506758ee-8a80-4af2-bd4f-5a0f0a0b0910
FRANK REPS is the leading artists agency for the new generation of Hair, Makeup, Stylist and Set Designers in the Fashion and Beauty industries. Founded in 2005 by Brian Blair and Sara Catullo, FRANK REPS is committed to providing strong management and support for the new generation of artists. Adve...
Happy Valentines day! Love from all around the world... All Love is Equal, photography by Braden Summers, Retouching by CYANJACK. http://www.bradensummers.com/menu/all-love-is-equal/
On Hasselblad's heels Phase One announced today their CMOS digital back the IQ250. The features sound exciting on paper, ISO 100-6400, One-hour Long Exposures, Finally!! faster Live view, Built in Wifi geotagging. It's disappointing that non of the cmos backs made it full frame and cap off at 50megapixels. http://www.phaseone.com/en/Camera-Systems/IQ2-Series/IQ2-Specifications.aspx
Compare specifications for each IQ2 digital back. The IQ280 features 80 megapixel captures, The IQ260 offers one hour long exposures, the IQ260 Achromatic is for pure black and white imagery and the IQ250 has the widest usable ISO range of any medium-format camera system.
Get ready photographers. The world of digital backs is soon to see a landslide to CMOS sensors. That means, finally, great live video and good iso performance. The thing that I did not see coming was that the first announcement looks to be Hasselblad instead of Phase. http://photorumors.com/2014/01/21/hasselblad-to-announce-h5d-50c-medium-format-camera-with-cmos-sensor/#more-53406
Our GMG server and proofer just arrived! Starting 2014 CYAN JACK will offer verified match prints to #SWOP #FOGRA #GRACoL and any other profile your heart desires, all up to 44" wide!
Check out David Arky's amazing x-ray work.
Pentagram commissioned us to create a series of seven x-ray images for ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The images will be on permanent display in their New York offices
Very fortunate to collaborate with two of New York's most seasoned and talented still life photographers, Robert Tardio and David Arky. Both of these guys are truly a joy to work with.
still life, conceptual and x-ray photography
New features in Adobe Creative Cloud.
6/6 Lecture - Sedona6/7 Workshop - Sedona6/16-19 Workshop - Santa Fe7/8-12 Workshop - Print Inter7/15-19 Workshop - B&W8/28-9/10 Workshop - Greenland
At this point I have retouched a number of projects shot by photographers working with the Nikon D800 and D800E and I have to say, I'm really surprised and impressed with the color fidelity. It's very easy to process, it has tons of dynamic range, noiseless shadows and the skin tones I'm able to pull out of it are almost effortless compared to wrangling a canon file. That said, I'd still prefer a RAW capture from a Phase or Leaf back over the D800 for color. But they definitely set the bar at an all new high for DSLRs.
Retouching for Timberland today. Their new line is looking great! The quality of their shoes has gone way up since they moved production back to the US.
If you don't already have Capture One Pro, now is a good time, Just use coupon code "CI10" for 10% off
I was taking a walk in the neighborhood and I bumped into my old friend, not to mention amazing travel and lifestyle photographer Michael Grimm. He was raving about this Voigtlander 40mm pancake lens he had on his canon the f/2 SL-II. The focus ring moved like a knife through butter, it was beautiful.
Voigtlander 40mm f/2 SL-II,Nikon mount. enlarge. (52mm or 39mm filters, 6.337 oz./179.6g, about $410. Also comes in Canon EOS and Pentax mounts.) This one came from this link to it at Adorama. This free website's biggest source of support is when you use that, or any of these links, when you get any...
Look what I found...! I just got off the phone with the guys as OWC and They've produced an PCIe equivalent to an SSD. That means that you can 2 to 3 times the speed of an normal SSD. Were talking 800mb/s and you now have an extra extra drive bay for more storage! Check out these benchmarks .http://www.macworld.com/article/1166853/mercury_accelsior_ssd_an_impressive_pcie_card_upgrade_for_mac_pro.html
The Mercury Accelsior PCE Express SSD will certainly boost the performance of your Mac Pro, especially when it comes to booting, and processes such as rendering audio/video files.
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