Look-Up Tables (LUTs) included in out Lutcollection vol.1, are .CUBE or .3DL files that contains precise mathematical instructions to modify a color with another. When we talk about LUTs we will inevitably enter the world of color grading (not to be confused with the color correction). LUTs are widely used in post-production of video files to replicate or generate specific looks and hence change the “atmosphere” of a given scene or even an entire movie.
How do you use a LUT from Lutcollection vol.1?
LUTs can be used with specific post-production softwares. The most used are: Final Cut (with specific plug-ins), Premiere, Edius, Photoshop, Da Vinci Resolve and others.
On which files I can use a LUT from Lutcollection vol.1?
They are usually used on video files made with appropriate picture styles or on any RAW or jpeg photograph. Often though when we apply a LUT to a certain shot or photo we do not always get the result hoped for. The mistake that is often made is to think that a LUT is born like a file that allows a sort of color correction always perfect, a kind of preset, actually being “only” a color map the final result depends on certain assumptions . LUTs are generally designed to work best on images that are defined as “FLATs” whether they are from a LOG file rather than RAW, however unless LUT is specifically created for a particular file or shot, subsequent corrections are required to apply them correctly because a LOG file generated for example by a RED camera will not be the same as that generated by a BLACKMAGIC camera and so on.
How do I use LUT on my photos from Lutcollection vol.1
LUT’s allows us to post-produce a photograph from RAW or jpeg files with the ability to fine-tune the final result, especially thanks to the interaction that PS can have with ACR and the adjustment tools in the PS. In PS the LUT is applied by using a Color Consultation ADJ Layer.
Born in Potenza, Italy, Michele Abriola has already produced several reportage around the world: from Thailand to China, from India to USA.
His works has been published on several magazines including “Fotocult”, “Il Fotografo”, “Witness Journal”, “L’eretico idea arte pensiero”, “Kataweb”, “SuperEva”, “Photoworld China”, “ISP International Street Photographer “, “View Notes magazine”, the newspaper “La Repubblica “.
His works have been exhibited in several cities including Palermo at “Galleria43”, Orvieto at the “Palazzo dei Sette” and “Palazzo Coelli”, Barletta at the “Palazzo della Marra”, Beijing at “Xynhua Agency”, Lishui at the “15th China International Photographic Art Exhibition”, Arles at the “Festival VoiesOFF”, Strasbourg at “Rendez Vous Image”, Auray at “La nuit de la photo”, Potenza at “Pinacoteca Provinciale”.
Winner at the LIBLAB 2007 contest
Winner at Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 AE
Honorable mentions I.P.A. 2013-2015
Special nominee at I.P.A. 2016 “The Family of Man”
Finalist of the World Photographic Cup 2013
Winner of “solo exhibition” at the 15th China International Photographic Art Exhibition
Honorable mentions at M.I.F.A. Moscow International Photo Awards 2014
Second place at the Wedding Photographer of the year 2014 AE
Third place at F.I.I.P.A. 2015 category Fashion
Nominee at the 8th International Color Awards
Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3 2015
Nominee at the international Spider Award 2015-2016
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. 2016 category Street
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. 2016 category Fashion
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. 2016 category Portrait
Winner at M.I.F.A. Moscow International Photo Awards 2016 category events
Honorable mentions at Portrait Photo Gallery
Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3 2016
Finalist at London Photo Festival 2016
Finalist at London Urban Photo 2016
Honorable mentions Monochrome award 2016
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. 2017 Wedding category
Finalist at Italian Street Photo Festival 2018
Winner at M.I.F.A. Moscow International Photo Awards 2018 category wedding