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The Digital Photographer’s Notebook: A Pro’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, and Bridge by Kevin Ames

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Chapter 13. Color Correction and Exposure Tweaks

I CONTINUE TO MARVEL at how much easier, better, and more fun all things digital have made photography.

I have often thought of the vagaries of shooting film. Before ever going on a shoot, I would buy a case or two of film and test it to see how it recorded color by photographing a Gretag-Macbeth (now X-Rite) ColorChecker chart. The lab would read the processed film with a spectrophotometer and tell me what gelatin filters I had to put on the front of the lens to ensure neutral color. On set, each light had to be measured with a color temperature meter, then covered with an appropriate gel to make it neutral.

Once a setup was complete and carefully metered for exposure, a Polaroid would be made ...

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