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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

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

Part 4/5 Printer Profiles: i1Studio Workflow with RC Conception

by Alan Winslow – February 5th, 2019

For part 4 and 5 of our i1Studio Workflow series, RC Conception tackles developing and implementing ICC printer profiles for color and black & white printing. Printing can be intimidating, but RC breaks down the process to get beautiful images… Read more

Part 3 ColorTrue: i1Studio Workflow with RC Conception

by Alan Winslow – January 29th, 2019

Bringing your mobile device to client meetings? Are you carrying your portfolio on your phone? Are you a color perfectionist? In our on-the-go, photography-filled world, mobile devices have become one of the most important ways of displaying and sharing our… 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

ColorChecker Video Workflow – Premiere, FCPX and Resolve

by Alan Winslow – September 18th, 2018

––Are you still deciding on which software you want to tackle in your video workflow? Then we have the tutorial for you! Watch independent filmmaker and X-Rite Coloratti, Ollie Kenchington walk through the process of capture to edit using the… Read more

5 Tips to Photographing Your Local Botanical Garden

by Alan Winslow – July 25th, 2018

Gardens are in full bloom and photographers are grabbing their gear and heading outside to capture the beauty of plants in full bloom. The team here at X-Rite loves color, we’re all Color Perfectionists, so we’re overly excited to break… Read more

Quick Tip: Increase Print Output with the New i1Studio Black and White Looks

by Alan Winslow – June 13th, 2018

Are prints a crucial part of your photography business? Do you need to produce prints quickly for client proofs to drive sales? A new feature in the I1Studio will help you achieve quick results in five different toning styles. In… 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

Quick Tip: ISO and its Effects on our Images

by Alan Winslow – May 18th, 2018

Camera ISO is an often overlooked setting in the world of photography. More often than not, photographers set their cameras to Auto ISO and forget about the feature. Today we’re going to explore this setting so you can make the… Read more

X-Rite Quick Tip: The Rule Of Thirds

by Alan Winslow – March 13th, 2018

The Rule of Thirds is one of the most well-known and important photographic composition rules. Therefore every photographer should understand how to utilize this rule to make dynamic and balanced photographs. However, once we learn the rule, we need to… Read more

X-Rite Quick Tip: Getting Your Best Winter Photo

by Alan Winslow – March 6th, 2018

Winter can be one of the best times to get out and explore your favorite outdoor winter photo spots. Here are some quick tips to get that perfect fresh snow image! Overexpose: Our camera meters are standardized for middle gray,… Read more