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Book Launch: Color Management & Quality Output

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SVA, MPS Digital Photography Class of 2014

SVA, MPS Digital Photography Class of 2014

Rochester Institute of Technology Friends Reunion

Calumet Gallery, New York City, February 27, 2014; Book launch, “Color Management & Quality Output” by Tom Ashe received a warm welcome by the photography community. The location for this event could not have been better, since the Calumet Gallery currently has great photographs from the exhibition “Natural Selection” on display. And in regards to this art work, Mr. Ashe’s color management teaching was a key component on its photographic output.

In conclusion, the event turned from a book signing to a big party with music, food and libations. 

It was a fantastic night of abundant joy and friendship, to see event images please click here!

About the Book

Color Management & Quality Output is divided into two sections. The first section is on color and color management. It is meant to give photographers a background on how color works and then how color is reproduced from capture to display to print. This section also looks at how color is managed in applications like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The second section deals with different types of output, like inkjet, photographic digital C-print, and CMYK printing presses. Then we look at how you can optimize your output from re-sizing and sharpening to framing and finishing your prints. In the end, it is about helping photographers to feel in control of faithfully producing their artistic vision to the printed page or iPad screen.

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Color Management & Quality Output

Natural Selection Exhibition Opening Reception

Photograph by  Masha Ermak

Photograph by Masha Ermak

"Natural Selection" features the work of 16 emerging photographers from around the globe, and highlights the raw power of their vision as they address fears, insecurities, relationships, mourning, and personal turmoil. The exhibition, curated by NYC gallerist and educator Michael Foley, is on view February 20 through February 28 at the Calumet Photographic Gallery, 22 West 22nd Street in Manhattan. The opening reception will be on February 20 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

In "Natural Selection," the artists explore the surface and subsurface of the New York subway system, its neighborhoods, music, and nightlife; envision humanity’s impact on the environment, capture urban destruction in China, and the life of a fisherman in Trinidad and Tobago; and address how we perceive ourselves through editorial photography, fine-art compositing, and surreal and deeply personal medical images. NATURAL SELECTION is a brave show that is born out of personal unrest and a yearning for change and evolution, while honoring common vulnerability and morality.

Calumet Gallery

Natural Selection
Fine Art Photography Exhibition
Curated by Michael Foley

On view: February 20th – March 1st

Reception: Thursday, February 20th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, 
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. 
Closed Sunday.

Exhibiting Artists

Bina Altera, Elizabeth Harnarine, Imara Moore, Diana Kahrim, Shelly Au, Yannick Bindert, Clay Patrick McBride, Heather Meyers, Lavonne Hall, Vicente Muñoz, Masha Ermak, Anna Colliton, Dila Atay, Cana Atay, Stephanie Guttenplan, and Randhy Rodriguez (Me.)

Natural Selection: Exhibition Preparation

Architectural Influence

Architectural Floor Plan Sketch of Calumet Gallery Space

Calumet Gallery, New York City: My architectural practice has a major influence in my photography career. Recently, I was at the Calumet Gallery taking some overall dimensions of the space to prepare for the 2014 group exhibition called “Natural Selection” which comprises work from: Bina Altera, Elizabeth Harnarine, Imara Moore, Diana Kahrim, Shelly Au, Yannick Bindert, Clay Patrick McBride, Heather Meyers, Lavonne Hall, Vicente Muñoz, Masha Ermak, Anna Colliton, Dila Atay, Cana Atay, Stephanie Guttenplan, and Randhy Rodriguez (Me.) While I was there doing my work, I found myself using some of the basic tools I used during field visits as an architectural designer. This realization, brought fond memories of the past as well as happiness to the present because I was reassured that both of my careers are interconnected directly with my creativity.

Gallery Space Measure Up Timelapse

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Special Thanks

I would like to thank Daniel Wiess, Lighting Master and Digital Wizard at Calumet Photographic, for giving me a hand with the measure up of the gallery's space. Also, for helping coordinate the upcoming "Natural Selection" exhibition show, which will be taking place at the New York Calumet Gallery located at 22 W. 22nd Street, 2nd fl., New York, NY 10010. The exhibition will be active from opening date February 20 through March 1, 2014.

 

To see the gallery space please click, here!