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Taking Stock—Improving Stock Photography for Optimum Reproduction

Posted by Martha DiMeo on June 1st, 2013 | 1 Comment

Demand for stock imagery has increased exponentially. According to the 26th Annual Stock Visual Survey—sponsored by iStockphoto and published last fall in GD USA magazine—stock visuals as a creative resource have progressed from marginal to mainstream to indispensable. The Numbers Some very significant numbers came out of the report: —98% of creatives reported using stock […]

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ChromaQueen Advertises in The Picture Professional Magazine

Posted by Martha DiMeo on May 23rd, 2013 | 2 Comments

As seen in The Picture Professional magazine It happens—a missed exposure. It happened way more often with the unforgiving behavior of slide film. But, even with digital capture, a missed exposure is a recurrent problem. Fortunately, in the case of this Kodachrome slide, it didn’t get tossed but rather landed in the outtake pile. Fast […]

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Color-Coded Kids—Color’s Role in Visual Communication

Posted by Martha DiMeo on February 12th, 2013 | No Comments

I recently read that throughout the 19th century, babies of both genders were dressed in long white gowns. It is only in the last century that American babies have worn color. The article would not have caught my eye had it not been for a photo request I had received earlier in the month. A […]

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The Invisibles: Retouching is the Undetectable Art

Posted by Martha DiMeo on January 22nd, 2013 | No Comments

Martha DiMeo, Photo Retoucher featured in The Picture Professional magazine I am delighted to share that my retouching work is featured in the current issue of The Picture Professional (Issue 4/2012). The article, titled The Invisibles: Retouching is the Undetectable Art, highlights my role in the design process—that of a collaborator, problem solver, and Color Correction […]

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Color Selection in the Page Design Workflow

Posted by Martha DiMeo on August 14th, 2012 | No Comments

If you read the previous post about image size and resolution you are now familiar with the first step in the image evaluation process. The next consideration is the color and tonal quality of the image. If you are planning on building a color palette from a particular photograph it is imperative to begin with […]

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