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Coloratti POTW wrap-up - November

X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – November 2018

by Dave Mobbs – November 29th, 2018

Another month of amazing Coloratti pictures is coming to an end. Read on to find out the stories behind our Photos of The Week this November.  Ratko Asanović – Shiny candy   Coloratti Ratko is a multimedia designer, colour management… Read more

Guest Post: Dennis Dunbar – Making Smart Color Grading Moves

by Alan Winslow – November 1st, 2018

  Today we are fortunate to have digital artist and X-Rite Coloratti Dennis Dunbar share with us an amazing way to color grading your photographs. As we have discussed in the past color can have a dramatic effect on how… Read more

© Ashley Karyl

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in Photography with Coloratti Ashley Karyl

by Dave Mobbs – August 20th, 2018

The number one thing I have learned in my photography career is really simple: always practice good photo technique. If you avoid errors when shooting, you won’t have to fix them later. Get the basics right   This comes down… Read more

The Story behind a landscape

The Story Behind A Landscape Photograph (Part Two)

by Dave Mobbs – July 13th, 2018

In Part Two of our Landscape blog series, we caught up with three more Coloratti Ambassadors: Tom Mackie, Antonio Gaudencio, and Hugo Rodriguez. We found out what they love about their work, and what words of advice they would pass… Read more

Getting the colour ‘X-Rite’ in post production – Andy Quinn, Digital Compositor, LipSync Post

by Dave Mobbs – July 6th, 2018

Consistency and control – in other words, ensuring there are no unknown variables – is key to making the job of compositing and grading as hassle free as possible. X-Rite’s ColorChecker Video chart is one of the main tools we… Read more

Joan Boira's studio in Barcelona

Exploring Coloratti Joan Boira’s photography studio in Barcelona

by Dave Mobbs – June 4th, 2018

Professional photography is highly competitive, but there are a number of things that photographers can consider to help them stand out in a crowded market. We sat down with Coloratti Joan Boira to hear more about his experience as a… Read more

X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – May 2018

by Dave Mobbs – May 30th, 2018

Here is a round-up of this month’s Coloratti Photos of the Week. In May, it was the turn of Einar Erlendsson, Martin Dörsch, Sanjay Jogia and Marianna Santoni.  Read on if you want to find out more about this month’s… Read more

Black & White vs. Color Photography

by Dave Mobbs – May 8th, 2018

What is the difference between black and white photography and color photography – aside from the obvious?   According to our two guest Coloratti Ambassadors, there are two key elements for both colour and black and white photography: light for… Read more

The power of HSL Adjustment Layers in Affinity Photo

by Alan Winslow – March 27th, 2018

When editing using Affinity Photo software, we use adjustment layers to make non-destructive corrections to our images. Working inside the Photo Persona in the Affinity Photo, we are going to look at the power of HSL adjustment layers to make… Read more

X-Rite’s Top 5 Trends for 2018

by Dave Mobbs – February 1st, 2018

Black and White According to Rachel Talibart, Black and White Photographer of the Year, timeless black and white photography will be one of the ruling trends in 2018. The best black and white photography emphasises the differences between elements in… Read more

The Impact of Summer Light on Photography by Adrian Weinbrecht

by Dave Mobbs – July 31st, 2017

Light changes everything and this is never truer than during the summer. In the summertime, the intensity and clarity of the light brings everything – for want of a better phrase – ‘to life’. What this means is that most… Read more

Getting Your Perfect Color in Photo and Video

by Dave Mobbs – November 25th, 2016

By X-Rite Coloratti Master Frank Doorhof Everyone can agree that color brings out emotion. Don’t get me wrong, I love black and white photography (and sometimes even in films) but color brings out so much more… when used correctly that… Read more