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X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – April

by Alexandra Ilie – April 25th, 2019

April is coming to an end, which means it’s time to find out more about the Coloratti images we featured on our Facebook and Twitter accounts this month. In April, we shared photos from our Coloratti:  Ross Grieve, George Jardine,… Read more

© Glyn Dewis

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

An A2 sized black and white print – Keith Cooper

by Dave Mobbs – February 19th, 2019

Over the years I’ve taken many landscape and architectural photos with the specific aim of making black and white prints from them. Sometimes I get to revisit an older image, such as when I was recently asked for a large… Read more

The Importance of Personal Projects

by Alan Winslow – January 10th, 2019

A piece of advice that I have gotten over the years from editors, mentors, curators, and other photographers is the importance of personal projects. I would describe a personal project as a body of work that you were not commissioned… Read more

5 steps to better prints and photography – Coloratti Keith Cooper

by Dave Mobbs – December 12th, 2018

Why spending time getting your prints right can benefit all of your photography   1. Setting things up Great printing comes from having a consistent workflow right from capturing your shot. Any weak links in the chain will show in… Read more

Guest Post: Dennis Dunbar – Making Smart Color Grading Moves

by Alan Winslow – November 1st, 2018

  Today we are fortunate to have digital artist and X-Rite Coloratti Dennis Dunbar share with us an amazing way to color grading your photographs. As we have discussed in the past color can have a dramatic effect on how… Read more

© Ashley Karyl

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in Photography with Coloratti Ashley Karyl

by Dave Mobbs – August 20th, 2018

The number one thing I have learned in my photography career is really simple: always practice good photo technique. If you avoid errors when shooting, you won’t have to fix them later. Get the basics right   This comes down… Read more

Getting the colour ‘X-Rite’ in post production – Andy Quinn, Digital Compositor, LipSync Post

by Dave Mobbs – July 6th, 2018

Consistency and control – in other words, ensuring there are no unknown variables – is key to making the job of compositing and grading as hassle free as possible. X-Rite’s ColorChecker Video chart is one of the main tools we… Read more

Joan Boira's studio in Barcelona

Exploring Coloratti Joan Boira’s photography studio in Barcelona

by Dave Mobbs – June 4th, 2018

Professional photography is highly competitive, but there are a number of things that photographers can consider to help them stand out in a crowded market. We sat down with Coloratti Joan Boira to hear more about his experience as a… Read more

X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – May 2018

by Dave Mobbs – May 30th, 2018

Here is a round-up of this month’s Coloratti Photos of the Week. In May, it was the turn of Einar Erlendsson, Martin Dörsch, Sanjay Jogia and Marianna Santoni.  Read on if you want to find out more about this month’s… Read more

Black & White vs. Color Photography

by Dave Mobbs – May 8th, 2018

What is the difference between black and white photography and color photography – aside from the obvious?   According to our two guest Coloratti Ambassadors, there are two key elements for both colour and black and white photography: light for… Read more

The power of HSL Adjustment Layers in Affinity Photo

by Alan Winslow – March 27th, 2018

When editing using Affinity Photo software, we use adjustment layers to make non-destructive corrections to our images. Working inside the Photo Persona in the Affinity Photo, we are going to look at the power of HSL adjustment layers to make… Read more