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Digital Food Photography by Bill Moss, Lou Manna

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Setting Up the Digital Workstation

Using Photoshop for food photography requires a powerful computer setup. While this involves a substantial original investment, you’ll enjoy a significant payback—primarily by eliminating film and processing costs, and by reducing the amount of time spent in retouching. In particular, you need a calibrated workstation to view and process your images correctly. In fact, a busy studio may need multiple workstations to retouch, print, and archive finished pictures on CDs, DVDs, and external hard drives.

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Until recently, archiving digital images on CDs was the preferred method of storage. Now, DVDs—which store ...

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