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Introducing the Latest Additions to our ColorChecker Family!

by Dave Mobbs – June 18th, 2019

Can you believe it’s been over 40 years since the original ColorChecker Classic was created? Since then the Classic has been instrumental in helping photographers and filmmakers ensure that their color is perfect from the moment they capture the image.… 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

X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – March

by Alexandra Ilie – March 28th, 2019

Last Thursday of the month means we get to tell you the stories behind our Coloratti Photos of the Week. This month, we featured images by Kevin Mullins, Ralph Man, and for once, an image submitted by one of our… 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

Photo of the Week - July wrap-up

X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – July 2018

by Dave Mobbs – July 30th, 2018

July has come and gone (too quickly!) and it’s time for our monthly Coloratti Photo of the Week wrap-up. This month we shared with you our favourite images from our Coloratti Ambassadors on Facebook and Twitter. In July, it was… 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

Coloratti POTW June 2018

X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – June 2018

by Dave Mobbs – June 28th, 2018

It’s finally summer, with long days of sunlight, beautiful sunsets and opportunities to visit your favourite destinations. It’s no wonder that outdoor photography is so popular and this month we have selected some of our favourite landscape photographs (Coloratti POTW)… 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

Making the X-Rite ColorChecker

by Alan Winslow – May 23rd, 2018

Ever wonder how your X-Rite ColorChecker is made? The Munsell Color Company, owned by X-Rite and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been in the business of making color for almost a century. Munsell specializes in  developing and producing physical… Read more

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… Read more

Ice Cave © Chantal Lichtenberg

The Story Behind A Landscape Photograph (Part One)

by Dave Mobbs – April 4th, 2018

Landscape can be one of the easiest photography subjects, but you will often find that there is much more to this subject than meets the eye. In this two-part blog series, we sat down with our talented Coloratti Ambassadors to… Read more