Archive for the 'ColorChecker' category


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Video Blog – Competition Winner Shares His Netherlands Experience with Coloratti Frank Doorhof

by Dave Mobbs – May 12th, 2017

Experiencing a five-day photography workshop with renowned Dutch fashion photographer, X-Rite Coloratti and author of Mastering the Model Shoot, Frank Doorhof is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’, one that Mark Wareing from the UK won in our recent competition. It was an… Read more

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How to use a ColorChecker Passport to create consistently excellent color.

by Sandra Kehoe – April 1st, 2017

I recently watched a video on YouTube where a photographer compared a Canon DSLR against a pair of digital medium format cameras. The Canon images were notably red on the skin tones, which the photographer claimed was well known in… Read more

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The Art of Blurring with Jason DiMichele

by Sandra Kehoe – March 29th, 2017

A guest blog by X-Rite Coloratti Jason DiMichele. Jason is a fine art photographer, printer and educator from Ontario, Canada who specializes in nature and abstract photography. His creative vision is fueled by his love of the outdoors and explorative… Read more

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A Journey Through Color – Coloratti Ashley Karyl

by Dave Mobbs – December 7th, 2016

Sooner or later, every photographer wonders why the colors in an image are all wrong and the questions always end with the same answer. They need a properly color managed workflow. My photographic journey towards color management ironically started in… Read more

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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

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From Photographer to Filmmaker with Mark Wood

by Dave Mobbs – August 25th, 2016

In this latest blog, we asked Professional Photographer, Educator, and X-Rite Coloratti, Mark Wood to describe his recent journey from photographer to filmmaker. Over 30% of photographers are also making this transition into video and we thought we’d share Mark’s experiences for… Read more

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X-Rite Photography Webinars – JULY 2016

by Sandra Kehoe – June 30th, 2016

Learn how to improve your photography with our free educational photography webinars during the month of July hosted by members of the X-Rite Coloratti community of professional Photographers, Educators & Authors. July 12th, 2016 X-Rite Photo & Video presents: Evaluating Your Photos with… Read more

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Where’s That ColorChecker? A Contest to Celebrate 40 Years

by Dave Mobbs – April 6th, 2016

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our X-Rite ColorChecker targets, we have launched a social competition to give away 40 ColorChecker targets! Every 3 days we will post a new famous landmark partially covered by a ColorChecker target. Identify and tell us the NAME of… Read more

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5 Tips on Retouching Photographs for Better Composition

by Dave Mobbs – March 29th, 2016

X-Rite Coloratti Federico Chiesa is an Italian photographer and retoucher, who mainly shoots for advertising, but also focuses on street and fashion photography. Federico shares his top tips on retouching photographs, specifically how he brings together backgrounds with studio shot… Read more

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ColorChecker Turns 40!

by Sandra Kehoe – March 18th, 2016

It’s hard to believe that the Macbeth ColorChecker Color Rendition Chart, or ColorChecker Classic as it’s known today, has been used in the image reproduction process for the last forty years. What is incredible is that this appears to be… Read more

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ColorChecker Software Update 1.1.0

by Dave Mobbs – March 1st, 2016

We’re pleased to announce the recent update of the ColorChecker Camera Calibration Software to version 1.1.0 This new update includes support for images with a file size of 40MB or higher. Users will be prompted to update to the newest version when launching… Read more

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Introduction to the Art of Photo Stitching

by Sandra Kehoe – December 21st, 2015

Guest Blog By X-Rite Coloratti Jason DiMichele Introduction to the Art of Photo Stitching For those not familiar with the term photo stitching, it refers to taking a number of slightly overlapped photos and using software to combine them into… Read more