Archive for the 'How-To' category


ColorChecker Video Workflow – Premiere, FCPX and Resolve

by Alan Winslow – September 18th, 2018

––Are you still deciding on which software you want to tackle in your video workflow? Then we have the tutorial for you! Watch independent filmmaker and X-Rite Coloratti, Ollie Kenchington walk through the process of capture to edit using the… Read more

5 Tips to Photographing Your Local Botanical Garden

by Alan Winslow – July 25th, 2018

Gardens are in full bloom and photographers are grabbing their gear and heading outside to capture the beauty of plants in full bloom. The team here at X-Rite loves color, we’re all Color Perfectionists, so we’re overly excited to break… Read more

Quick Tip: Increase Print Output with the New i1Studio Black and White Looks

by Alan Winslow – June 13th, 2018

Are prints a crucial part of your photography business? Do you need to produce prints quickly for client proofs to drive sales? A new feature in the I1Studio will help you achieve quick results in five different toning styles. In… Read more

Making the X-Rite ColorChecker

by Alan Winslow – May 23rd, 2018

Ever wonder how your X-Rite ColorChecker is made? The Munsell Color Company, owned by X-Rite and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been in the business of making color for almost a century. Munsell specializes in  developing and producing physical… Read more

Quick Tip: ISO and its Effects on our Images

by Alan Winslow – May 18th, 2018

Camera ISO is an often overlooked setting in the world of photography. More often than not, photographers set their cameras to Auto ISO and forget about the feature. Today we’re going to explore this setting so you can make the… Read more

X-Rite Quick Tip: The Rule Of Thirds

by Alan Winslow – March 13th, 2018

The Rule of Thirds is one of the most well-known and important photographic composition rules. Therefore every photographer should understand how to utilize this rule to make dynamic and balanced photographs. However, once we learn the rule, we need to… Read more

X-Rite Quick Tip: Getting Your Best Winter Photo

by Alan Winslow – March 6th, 2018

Winter can be one of the best times to get out and explore your favorite outdoor winter photo spots. Here are some quick tips to get that perfect fresh snow image! Overexpose: Our camera meters are standardized for middle gray,… Read more

QUICK TIP: Lightroom Presets

by Alan Winslow – September 25th, 2017

Presets are a great way to streamline your workflow in Adobe Lightroom.… Read more

icc Profiles

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

X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2

Color Management: The cornerstone of a digital workflow

by Sandra Kehoe – June 19th, 2017

By X-Rite Coloratti Michael Clark Color management is the cornerstone of any digital workflow involving photography or video. In fact, color management, including how your set up your workspace, what monitor you use and how you calibrate and profile that… Read more

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

Monitor Calibration

Digital Printing Guide: Monitor Calibration

by Sandra Kehoe – January 18th, 2017

By John Paul Caponigro   Profile Your Monitor If you want to display your images accurately, and make sophisticated decisions about how they will look, you need to calibrate your monitor. The ICC profile created by monitor calibration will help… Read more

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