By Danielle Westphal,
Published July 29th, 2013

I am a people person. I truly love meeting and building relationships with others. This is probably why I continue to be drawn to photographing people. I enjoy building a relationship with those I photograph while using my camera as a creative tool to capture their unique personality and beauty. In graduate school, I explored fashion and portrait photography, and also experimented with boudoir photography. I found I enjoyed the challenge of using natural light to accentuate the sensual feminine side of my subjects in a variety of locations. As much as I enjoy photographing the human form, one of the most challenging and time-consuming aspects of portrait and boudoir photography continues to be the detailed process of editing my images to fine-tune skin tones as well as the overall color.

One of the most important steps in the process of proofing and editing my work is color calibrating the computer monitor I use in my digital workspace. I proof and sell all of my work online using Zenfolio so it is critical for my photos to display correctly on my website as well as print true to color for my clients. I have tested a variety of different types of color calibration software in the past. So when I had the opportunity to try out calibration software from Datacolor, I jumped at the chance. The two products I tested were the Spyder 4 ELITE color calibration software along with a new tool called the SpyderCUBE.

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