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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

Part 2 ColorChecker: i1Studio Workflow with RC Conception

by Alan Winslow – January 22nd, 2019

Have you ever wondered how to use your X-Rite ColorChecker Classic Mini or X-Rite ColorChecker Passport? Well in part two of our i1Studio workflow series RC Conception will show you exactly how.… 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

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

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

X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – February 2018

by Dave Mobbs – March 2nd, 2018

It’s time to brush off the February blues and look back at last month’s selection of work from our talented Coloratti Ambassadors. This time, it was the turn of Antonio Gaudencio, Kevin Wilson and Frank Doorhof. Antonio Gaudencio – “The… Read more

X-Rite’s Top 5 Trends for 2018

by Dave Mobbs – February 1st, 2018

Black and White According to Rachel Talibart, Black and White Photographer of the Year, timeless black and white photography will be one of the ruling trends in 2018. The best black and white photography emphasises the differences between elements in… 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

Video Blog – Competition Winner Shares His Netherlands Experience with Coloratti Frank Doorhof

by Dave Mobbs – May 12th, 2017

Experiencing a five-day photography workshop with renowned Dutch fashion photographer, X-Rite Coloratti and author of Mastering the Model Shoot, Frank Doorhof is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’, one that Mark Wareing from the UK won in our recent competition. It was an… Read more

Getting Your Perfect Color in Photo and Video

by Dave Mobbs – November 25th, 2016

By X-Rite Coloratti Master Frank Doorhof Everyone can agree that color brings out emotion. Don’t get me wrong, I love black and white photography (and sometimes even in films) but color brings out so much more… when used correctly that… Read more