The proof is in the pages...
I took this photo weeks ago. I was in my third round of color edits. Finally, I initialed each sheet for the printers with a big OK and off they went.
That is part of the process I did not understand at all. My computer puts out color in RGB. A printer prints in CMYK. I can import the color palette from the printer I can calibrate my screen but guess what. It is all still a guess. You have no idea what things will look like until they are actually on paper.
Talk about a ridiculously inaccurate process that just adds to the mysteries of book publishing. How do professional photographers deal with this. My printer kept reminding me that this is technical manual and that it didn't need to be perfect.
I guess they have never met me. Now don't get me wrong. This book is not perfect. Yet, on Oct 24th I pushed the button and the files were out of my hands.
Hands that are still empty at the moment but can't wait to get them on the real thing and see what the photos really look like, the weight of the book in my hands. Today it is all still an idea, but soon it will be reality.