Archive for the 'Lighting' category


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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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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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How to bridge the gap between Amateur and Professional film making

by Dave Mobbs – May 10th, 2016

X-Rite Coloratti Adrian Weinbrecht is a commercial photographer and video director based in London. Originally from Australia, Adrian was born to a German Father and Australian mother. This fortunate mix makes him highly professional and efficient, but also laid back.… 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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Natural Light Photography – A guest blog with TJ Drysdale

by Dave Mobbs – October 29th, 2015

We’re always looking for talented people with stories to tell for our guest blogs, so it’s a pleasure to work with natural light photographer TJ Drysdale as he explains a bit more about what he does, and how he does it.… Read more

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5 Ways to Create Better Portraits – Jon Rune Trengereid

by Dave Mobbs – October 16th, 2015

In this blog, X-Rite Coloratti, Commercial and Fashion photographer and international instructor, Jon Rune Trengereid looks at his tips for creating stunning portraits. Portraiture is about capturing the essence of your subject within those 1/125 of a second. It doesn’t… Read more

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9 Steps to Accurate Printer Color

by Dave Mobbs – August 19th, 2015

  In order to produce the most accurate and high quality prints, you need to create individual printer profiles for each printer, ink and paper combination. Printer profiling is the process of optimizing your specific combination of ink, paper and… Read more

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Skin 101 with Lindsay Adler May 29-31st on CreativeLive

by Jeff Lazell – May 26th, 2014

Another week brings another great class on CreativeLive. This time NYC portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will take you through all the essential things you need to know to light, photograph and retouch skin. This will include utilizing the… Read more

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Make Color Inkjet Prints Last

by Aimee Baldridge – January 22nd, 2013

Yellowing whites and faded colors can be cool effects to apply to Instagram snapshots, but they’re not what you want to see when you open the box of your most treasured family and artistic photographs. When you make color inkjet… Read more

Coloratti News | Mark Wallace on X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

by Brenda K. Hipsher – September 27th, 2011

Our good friend Coloratti Mark Wallace of snapfactory fame produces a wealth of educational material. His very latest upload to AdoramaTV is called Using the ColorChecker Passport: Ep 209. This episode is an in depth 20 minute tutorial on using… Read more

X-Rite Coloratti News | Eric Meola and Days of Heaven

by Brenda K. Hipsher – August 4th, 2011

It’s not often that I wake up the morning and sit down at my desk to a complete feast for the eyes and the mind.  But that’s exactly what happened this morning. Coloratti Eric Meola sent me a quick note… Read more

X-Rite ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro Features | Ambient Light Smart Control

by Brenda K. Hipsher – July 25th, 2011

ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro have two new features that are of particular interest to folks who do not have optimum lighting environments for their monitors. One of these features is called Flare Correct™.  We looked at that feature indepth… Read more