Archive for the 'ColorChecker' category


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Why we need ICC Profiles and what they actually do.

by Sandra Kehoe – August 29th, 2017

Guest blog by Photographer, Educator and X-Rite Coloratti Martin Bailey Following the release of my video on soft-proofing, I received a few questions that helped me to realize that I need to spend a little time going over the reasons that… Read more

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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

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Better Color Better Perception – John Paul Caponigro

by Sandra Kehoe – July 18th, 2017

Great Tools for Great Color – Guest blog by John Paul Caponigro Good tools get the job done well; great tools change the way I see. I’ve found it extremely valuable to consider how each tool I use in my… Read more

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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