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No one publishes standardized camera specs online based strictly on ISO standards. The basic problem is that many of these standards were originally written to be applied to categories specific to the nature of photographic film. Even though they have been updated to apply to digital imaging, there are enough differences between how film images are captured ...
It usually depends on which software program you're using. Some software does "destructive" editing, where it actually changes the file to greyscale and permanently removes the colour information (programs like paint, photoshop (if you don't use layers or if you save as a .jpg, .gif, etc.) ). Other programs, like Lightroom put a digital layer "on top" of ...
All the other answers are correct. However there is one aspect missing: Don't expect more than what is technically possible Art is the single most demanding type of photography because it asks for colour accuracy. More often than not it is impossible to create a colour-correct print of an artwork. The reason is simple: The colours that Artists use are ...
Actually Dan, there is quite a few stocks of film out there with specific kelvin degree temperatures and even "mixed" of 4300-4400K for still photography. And the daylight filter for 3200K compromise is an 85(A,B,C) filter very commonly used in motion picture film especially super 16mm productions like documentaries etc.
I used to work as an assistant to a guy who shot accessions for the Corcoran Gallery in DC. He used a standard copy photography lighting technique with two Lowell D (now DP) hot lights reflected out of 60" silver umbrellas placed at 45° angles to the art on each side of the camera with their throw pattern overlapping a bit for greater evenness across the ...
The gear actually isn't as important in your situation as the workflow to preserve color accuracy. The main issues you'll need to consider are: Accurate white balancing when shooting. This typically involves shooting in RAW format (so you need a camera that shoots in RAW) with some type of color reference in the frame--something like a WhiBal or ...
Some general recomendations. 1) The resolution of the file. You need at least 150 ppi for this. At 3 ft you need 3x12x150=5400px on the long side. So you need a 24Mpx file at least. 2) You want a sharp lens. Try a Prime lens for this. The longer focal length the better becouse you reduce barrel distortion. Lets say an 85mm. 3) Good ilumination. a) You ...
Unfortunately, you have discovered why CRT were so popular for so long. There are monitors that can come very very close to CRT but they can be costly, and typically not fast enough refresh rate for video or gaming.. Look into the EIZO and NEC professional monitors.
Although quite laborious, one way to get to where you want to go would be to edit the raw file globally in Lightroom and export a separate version of the entire photo edited specifically for each of the areas you wish to develop differently. Then combine them using masking and layering in photoshop.
As far as I know, the only values that can be brushed are the ones shown in the brush. I would guess that Adobe feels the others are out of the scope of lightroom, which is "only" a image editing tool, not an image creating tool like photoshop. So maybe you'd need photoshop and use the RAW file from there.
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