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X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – February 2018


by Dave Mobbs – March 2nd, 2018

It’s time to brush off the February blues and look back at last month’s selection of work from our talented Coloratti Ambassadors. This time, it was the turn of Antonio Gaudencio, Kevin Wilson and Frank Doorhof.

Antonio Gaudencio – “The other side of the bridge”

Based in Portugal, Antonio Gaudencio is a photographer and professional editor, specializing in landscape photography.  In addition to his passion for photography, Antonio also offers tutorials in photography and digital image editing in his Lisbon workshop.

Brooklyn Bridge – 2017 © Antonio Gaudencio

This stunning image was captured in New York City, using a Canon EOS 5D MK3 with EF 16-35mm f/2.8 II USM lens. Antonio adds, “I have always loved this old bridge with that white line inscribed on the ground, because it acts as a trajectory between the two sides of the river, between two totally different cities.” Antonio edited his image with confidence, knowing that the X-Rite i1Display Pro keeps his monitors showing consistent and accurate color.

Kevin Wilson – “Wedding at Athelhampton House, Dorset”

Coloratti Kevin Wilson is an award-winning professional portrait and wedding photographer based in the UK. He holds Fellowships in both Wedding & Portraiture of both the Master Photographers Association and British Institute of Professional Photography.

Wedding at Athelhampton House, Dorset – 2017 © Kevin Wilson

Wedding at Athelhampton House, Dorset – 2017 © Kevin Wilson

For this collection of wedding shots, Kevin used a Canon 1DX mk 2, coupled with a 24/27 lL type lens. “My vision was to capture the bride and her attendants in a group scenario that would be different to a normal line up!” comments Kevin. To ensure that he gets the most accurate results, Kevin used the X-Rite ColorChecker Classic. He takes a few minutes at each location to capture the ColorChecker in different lighting conditions.  This helps replicate the exact shade and tone of a wedding’s color scheme.

Frank Doorhof – “Coney Island”

Based in Amsterdam, Frank Doorhof is a model/fashion photographer and writer of bestselling photography book “Mastering the Modelshoot”. This unique image was shot on Coney Island in New York, with a Sony A7RII.

Coney Island – 2017 © Frank Doorhof

“During the shoot, the sky was very bleak and overcast, so I used 2 speed-lights on the right-hand side of the frame to mimic the sun burning behind the model” explains Frank. He also uses the ColorChecker targets with its array of 24 scientifically prepared colored squares. This enables Frank to creates camera profiles, check images, correct white balance and perform color correction in edit.

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