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Accurate Colors from an iPhone Camera with ColorChecker Passport

by Jared Platt – August 7th, 2019

Getting accurate colors using ColorChecker Passport is not limited to professional cameras. I can calibrate a point and shoot, a micro four-thirds camera or even get accurate colors from an iPhone camera.  If it makes a photo and it has color,… Read more

ColorChecker Passport – Get Consistent Color From Every Camera

by Jared Platt – August 1st, 2019

Did you know that every camera has a slightly a different color response?  Essentially, every image sensor has a different color cast to it.  It’s pretty obvious that comparing a Nikon and a Fuji image of the same red dress will yield completely different versions of red.  The same is true for a Canon 5D MIV and a Canon EOS R.  But what you may not realize is that even one Nikon D850 and another Nikon D850 can have slightly different color responses to the same scene.  There is just no getting around it… all cameras see color differently.… Read more

Stripping back the Colour: Getting back back to basics with Colour Management – Ross Grieve

by Dave Mobbs – May 17th, 2019

I am guilty; I used to calibrate (or try to) my monitor by holding a print next to the screen. Our eyes are very good, but they are not that good at perfecting colour. The first time you custom white… Read more

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Guest blog: Glyn Dewis reviews X-Rite’s i1Studio

by Dave Mobbs – April 25th, 2019

This review was originally posted on Glyn’s website here: https://bit.ly/2Xuybme   Shortly after doing a webinar with XP Distribution, I was asked if I would like to try out the X-Rite i1 Studio; a device that is used for calibrating monitors… Read more

Landscape Photography with Pedro Kin

by Dave Mobbs – October 31st, 2018

People often ask me what does it take to shoot great landscape images? The answer may vary from person to person, as there are so many variables and key components in landscape photography, but here are some of what I would… Read more

Being productive on the road – with the right colours. By Coloratti Martin Dörsch

by Dave Mobbs – September 24th, 2018

Over the summer, we caught up with Coloratti Martin Dörsch who went on a month-long adventure through France and Germany to see if he could successfully combine travelling with work and achieve consistent colour on the road, with only a… Read more

Quick Tip: Saturation vs. Vibrance

by Alan Winslow – September 4th, 2018

Today we are going to take a quick look at the Saturation and Vibrance sliders in Adobe Lightroom. We’re going to discuss where the sliders live, what they do, and the difference between them. Both tools increase the color intensity… Read more

Using Camera Profiles in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

by Alan Winslow – May 4th, 2018

If you have updated to Adobe Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud  7.3 and Camera Raw 10.3 the X-Rite ColorChecker process has changed slightly. Camera Profiles in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC can be found a the very top of the Basic panel. Users… Read more

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… Read more

Push Your Camera Profile to the MAX

by Alan Winslow – November 14th, 2017

Fall Foliage and a Custom Camera Profile make a Perfect Pair Whether you’re aware or not, Adobe software attaches a camera profile to each raw image you process in any Adobe program. In this article we look at using a… Read more

QUICK TIP: Lightroom Presets

by Alan Winslow – September 25th, 2017

Presets are a great way to streamline your workflow in Adobe Lightroom.… Read more

icc Profiles

Why we need ICC Profiles and what they actually do.

by Sandra Kehoe – August 29th, 2017

Guest blog by Photographer, Educator and X-Rite Coloratti Martin Bailey Following the release of my video on soft-proofing, I received a few questions that helped me to realize that I need to spend a little time going over the reasons that… Read more