X-Rite Photo Blog
Color Perfectionists Unite!

Getting The Best Tones And Colors In Digital Photography


by Dave Mobbs – January 3rd, 2018

Why aren’t colors always true to life? How do you get the most accurate colors embedded in your workflow? What tools should you use to get the best tones and colors? These are just some of the questions that British photographer and Coloratti Mark Wood will answer in our latest free, pre-recorded webinar.

What to expect

From the shoot to output, the tones and colors from the scene you photograph are transferred from camera to computer, displayed on-screen, or reproduced as print.  Unfortunately, colors may change along the way.

For this reason, our Coloratti Mark Wood will use real-world examples to illustrate the equipment, concept, and processes you need to get the best tones and colors from digital photography.


One of the first things that Mark recommends doing in your color management pipeline is to use a ColorChecker.  Mark will start off this webinar by demonstrating how to use a ColorChecker to white balance a RAW photograph.  And he will also explain why it is important to color manage from the very beginning of your shoot.

Screenshot 1

Color management

Whilst we can’t control what others see, we can make our lives easier by starting off using a calibrated monitor. So Mark will briefly talk about why it is crucial to have a calibrated display. And he will also explaining some of the principles of tone and color management. Using selected high-ISO shots, Mark will then step-by-step demonstrate how to correct luminance and chroma, while using a carefully calibrated display.





Monitor Quality

Color accuracy is also dependent on the quality of the monitor, so that is why it is essential to have a monitor with a lot of resolution. Not only will it show all the panels for your photo editing tools of choice, but when you process your photos, you will be able to see the tone more accurately. Furthermore, you will benefit from seeing your prints the same size you are going to be printing them.

bit depth

Remember, Mark’s webinar is free to watch. You can register to view it any time you want just by clicking on the button below.


About Mark

Mark came to photography through his fine art and graphic design. In his early career Mark ran a graphic design business producing artwork for print. This discipline laid the foundations for understanding color management for photographers. Mark spent ten years teaching digital imaging and print production in colleges and universities in the UK. After that, he returned to freelance practice in 2003. Ever since, Mark has worked primarily as a photographer, shooting a variety of briefs for interior and product designers. Mark has over 21 years of Photoshop experience and is also a color management expert and proud Coloratti.

Check out Mark’s work on his website: www.markwoodphotography.com and feel free to send him any questions you might have after watching the webinar.

If you want to know more about X-Rite visit xritephoto.com for more information.

Categories: adobe lightroom, Education, Webinar | Tags: , ,

2 responses to “Getting The Best Tones And Colors In Digital Photography”

  1. Jack Guckian says:

    I strongly suggest someone teach Mark Wood how to conduct a webinar Professionally..If he’s a representative for X-Rite and I am considering buying some of your products it leaves me with doubts about product and your organization..Try listening to Phase One, Capture One Pro webinars and that will be a good guide to a professional approach..Hope this is informative…

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Dear Jack,
      We apologize that our webinar did not live up to your expectations. Thank you very much for taking the time to contact us regarding your disappointment. We are always striving to provide better content to reach and assist more people in photo and video.
      Please be assured that your views are heard and appreciated.
      Brenda Hipsher

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *