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File Basics: How to Color Calibrate A Camera

File Basics: How to Color Calibrate A Camera

Welcome to File Basics, a new feature to the X-Rite blog where I hope to demystify a lot of the settings and terms associated with building an effective post processing workflow. I worked on the production side of the photo industry for almost a decade and I know that focused, succinct explanations are not only the best way to learn, but can sometimes get you out of a sticky situation. Today I would like to feature a webinar I recorded last month on how to color calibrate a camera.

When beginning to build your photographic workflow getting clean, accurate color out of your camera is an essential first step. Now unlike display calibration, calibrating a camera on the hardware side is not possible. So, our profiling  process must be done on the software side once we move into post production. This is where the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport comes in. It is a very simple and powerful tool for calibrating color on the capture side. The embedded video will teach you how to color calibrate a camera and take you through everything there is to know about the ColorChecker Passport. This is a very easy edition to any photographer’s workflow and it will make a world of difference.

 

I hope you find this information useful when setting up your own post processing workflow. If you have any questions please post them below. When I get enough questions about one topic I will turn to the answer into an article like this one. I hope that with the help of the readers of this blog I can create a good resource for photographers and production artists.

 

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Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter“Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.

Congratulations to this week’s #ColorCheckerContest winner Michael Douglas!

Congratulations to this week’s #ColorCheckerContest winner Michael Douglas!
Congratulations to this week’s #ColorCheckerContest winner Michael Douglas!

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By entering this shot in the #ColorCheckerContest Michael snagged himself a ColorMunki Display and a chance to win the grand prize of a signed 13×19 print from Coloratti Greg Gorman! For more of Michael’s work head to MikeDouglasPhotography.com or follow him on Twitter @CPepPaparazzi and on Instagram CPepPaparazzi.

Keep sharing your ColorChecker Passport images with the #ColorCheckerContest! To learn more about the Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport contest Click Here

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Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter“Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.

#ColorCheckerContest Grand Prize Judge: Greg Gorman

#ColorCheckerContest Grand Prize Judge: Greg Gorman
#ColorCheckerContest Grand Prize Judge: Greg Gorman

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“For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions, but leaves something to the imagination”

X-Rite’s Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport? contest is running into it’s second month, so we wanted to take a moment to highlight the work of Greg Gorman. Greg is a world renown photographer and X-Rite Coloratti who generously agreed to not only provide the grand prize for this contest, but to judge the finalist entires as well.

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Greg has spent over four decades mastering the art of photography, with almost countless iconic images to his credit. His portraiture work is wide ranging, but he is perhaps best known for his work “documenting that peculiar obsession with 21st century celebrity”. It’s a safe bet that you have come across his unique style of photography in numerous magazine features and ad campaigns.

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Not only is he a skilled photographer, but Greg is also a gifted teacher. He frequently holds workshops in his home and studio on the Pacific North Coast that have been called “the best of the best” by it’s alumni. To learn more about his workshops follow this link

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Greg has been recognized for his contribution to the world of photography with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographer’s of America, the Achievement in Portraiture Award from The Lucie Foundation and the Pacific Design Center Stars of Design Award. Greg has also been acknowledged for his charitable works for The Elton John Aids Foundation, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Focus on Aids, The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, Vox/Out Voices of Style + Design, PETA, Angel Art, and PawsLA.

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So, be sure to enter the Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport? contest by sharing photos of your ColorChecker from where ever your travels take you this summer with the #colorcheckercontest for a chance to win great color management prizes and maybe the grand prize of a signed Greg Gorman print. To view more of Greg’s amazing portfolio visit GormanPhotography.com.


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Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter“Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.

 

Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport? #ColorCheckerContest

Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport? #ColorCheckerContest
Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport? #ColorCheckerContest

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Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport?

 

This summer, share all the colorful places you and your Passport have been.

Simply tag your image with #ColorCheckerContest via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to enter for weekly prizes and our Grand Prize drawing judged by Coloratti Greg Gorman.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter, you simply need to take a photograph of your X-Rite ColorChecker Passport anywhere in the world and then submit that photo to Facebook, Twitter, G+ or Instagram and hashtag with #ColorCheckerContest and the location of the shot. For example #greatwallofchina

WHAT YOU CAN WIN

Each week of the competition a winner will be selected by the X-Rite team with weekly prizes of X-Rite calibration equipment, including the ColorMunki Display, i1DisplayPro and ColorMunki Photo.

At the end of the competition X-Rite Coloratti and world-renowned portrait photographer Greg Gorman will select one final Grand Prize winner. They will have the opportunity to have a personal conversation with Greg to choose a signed 13” x 19” print of one of Greg’s photographic masterpieces.

HOW WE CHOOSE THE WINNERS

The competition starts on the 23rd of July and finishes on the 15th of September, with weekly judging taking place every Thursday and winner announced Friday.

TIPS FOR ENTERING

Make sure your photos are public! Also, make sure we can contact you via your social page – if you have no contact info, we cannot notify you that you won. And we want to reward you for being awesome!

Click HERE for official contest rules and prizes

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Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter“Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.