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X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – April 2018


by Dave Mobbs – April 26th, 2018

It was a month of #throwbackthursday on our Facebook and Twitter channels – we shared the work of our talented Coloratti Ambassadors, including Ross Grieve, Nathan Portlock-Allan and Chris Ball.

Ross Grieve – Anantara Hotels

New Zealand born, Ross Grieve has travelled the world expanding his photographic knowledge and passion. Furthermore, he is also a pioneer of 4K photography and has presented several workshops on his photojournalist style.

Ross recently worked with Anantara Hotels Thailand, to capture new images to promote its food, luxurious accommodation and services. Ross’ brief was to provide mouth-watering images, while highlighting the beautiful presentation of the food.

For this shoot, he used a Lumix GH5 and Leica 12-60mm lens. Before travelling to Thailand, Ross calibrated his monitors. He used the i1Display Pro to ensure the images edited on screen accurately represent the ones captured during the shoot.

Ross Grieve © Anantara Hotels


Nathan Portlock-Allan – Snow Storm

Nathan Portlock-Allan started his photographic career in 1998 after studying photography for three years. He now shares his knowledge and experience of photography by running 1-1 or group training sessions.

“As a professional photographer, I very rarely get time to go out take photos for pleasure. “When we had the recent snow storms, I wanted to try and capture the drama and isolation that the storms created in the countryside”. Nathan used a Canon 5D MK2 with the stock 28-105mm lens to capture the images on the grounds of Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire.

In addition, Nathan used X-Rite’s ColorChecker Passport Photo during the shoot. “I use it to create camera profiles, check the colors captured in the image and perform necessary color correction”.


Nathan Portlock Allan © Snow Storm

Chris Ball – Blackburn Brookhouse Children (1982)

Coloratti Chris Ball is a widely exhibited and award winning, fine arts photographer with over 35 years’ experience. After several years working as a commercial photographer, including running his own studio, Chris started exploring the role of arts within the community and education.

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is currently hosting a retrospective of Chris Ball’s 1980’s photographic project called Blackburn a Town and its People. “I went back to the original negatives for these images. I then restored them digitally and printed them.

“To grade both of my monitors and printers, I used the X-Rite i1Display Pro to produce beautiful monochrome prints” comments Chris.

After the show has finished, the prints will be going to the permanent collection of the museum.

Chris Ball © Blackburn Brookhouse children 1982

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