Digital Photography and Workflow: An Interview with Taz Tally
Have you created this session from a technical or creative perspective?
Both, actually. Some people lean more toward the creative side, some the more technical, while others see the whole process. The information is developed and presented to include photographers and pre-media personnel, and anyone involved in the image and color management process, whether you are design, photography, or production oriented. I teach trainable skills—you learn the fundamentals to get you started and fill in any gaps in your workflow.
Can you describe what attendees will experience?
We will be shooting at a prime location in Scottsdale, not far from the conference venue, the Hotel Valley Ho. We will go through the entire process of capturing the image, evaluating and correcting images, and preparing our images for viewing and printing. There is so much beautiful landscape here. It is the perfect setting to practice capturing engaging photographs because of all the details in an urban scene. I follow my own rule: never be caught without your camera, because you never know where the next great shot will be.
What are the top takeaways going to be?
There are plenty of ideas and techniques you will learn and be able to apply back home, but the top three are:
- Composing high-quality images in order to produce well-composed images
- The fundamentals of effective color correction and management with regard to digital photographic images
- How to prepare an image for viewing and for printing on multiple output devices
There are many people excited that you are presenting Digital Photography because of your talent and reputation. Can you tell us a little more about yourself?
I am very excited to meet all of our attendees as well! I have always had a passion for photography. I went to college in the southwestern United States, so a lot of my early photography was done there. Now I am an outdoor adventurer in Alaska where I have my own “outdoor playground.” I look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!