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X-Rite Coloratti Photo of The Week – June

by Alexandra Ilie – June 27th, 2019

Every last Thursday of the month we look back at the images we shared on Facebook and Twitter and reveal the stories behind the  Coloratti Photos of the Week. It seems like the pictures have absolutely nothing in common but… Read more

Free Printing Guide From Master Printer and Coloratti John Paul Caponigro

by Alan Winslow – December 28th, 2018

Learn the basics of printing from Coloratti, Master Printer and Artist John Paul Caponigro for free! The guide is an incredible opportunity for any printer.… Read more

ColorChecker Video Workflow with DaVinci Resolve

by Alan Winslow – November 6th, 2018

Welcome back to our ongoing editing workflow series. In this edition independent filmmaker and X-Rite Coloratti Ollie Kenchington will help you better understand the ColorChecker Video charts. These steps will improve the quality of your rushes drastically, getting ideal balance… 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

Color and Color Management Myths Debunked

by Alan Winslow – August 23rd, 2018

Let’s take some time and have some fun debunking some of the myths we hear about color and color management practices. If you have any other fun color theories you would like us to test leave a comment below! Enjoy!… 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

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

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

Communicating with Color and Light

by Sandra Kehoe – February 28th, 2017

A guest blog by Caroline Jensen  Caroline Jensen is an award-winning photographic artist and Educator living on the wild prairie of Southern Minnesota with her husband, four children and many pets. She is a natural light photographer specializing in emotive… Read more

ColorTALK with Jay Maisel – When color moves me, that’s when I shoot.

by Sandra Kehoe – October 3rd, 2015

Renowned Photographer, Educator, Author and X-Rite Coloratti, Jay Maisel shares his philosophy on color and the critical role it plays in his work. “Color does not function alone. One color doesn’t mean any thing. Color is about the interaction of… Read more

ColorTALK with Katrin Eismann – The Emotion of Color

by Sandra Kehoe – July 17th, 2015

We sat recently with the supremely talented Katrin Eismann, Chair, MPS Digital Photography at School of Visual Arts in NYC to get her thoughts and insights on what color means to her. Clearly, Katrin has strong emotional ties to color… Read more