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Colour management consultancy training & advice - Leicester, UK

Based in Leicester, we can provide you with independent colour management consultancy, advice and training services in Leicestershire, the UK East Midlands and throughout the UK.

Colour management can contribute directly to your business bottom line.

Our expertise originally stems from our own need to produce the highest quality fine art prints and accurate digital capture of images.

We only accept the the very best in colour quality -- why shouldn't you?

Reviews and articles - We have a large collection on this site, to help improve your understanding of the subject.

Independent advice

We do not directly sell hardware or software, so our independent advice and training works for you, and fits the needs of -your- business.

We can demonstrate any of the many colour management devices and systems shown on this site.

If you are not sure of why you should be getting into colour management, call on us for a short consultation, and if necessary we will come to your premises and show you some of the benefits and explain your options.

Not sure about 'Soft Proofing' or why your prints don't look like they do on the screen? -- just ask.

Keith Cooper is a member of X-Rite's 'Coloratti'

  • "X-Rite's Coloratti includes the world's top professional photographers, a group whose vision, passion, leadership, and partnership are recognized and valued by X-Rite. Coloratti photographers are highly respected by their peers and are admired by up-and-coming professionals, enthusiasts, and students alike."

Colour management advice and consultancy

Colour management is not rocket science - with our help and training, you -can- do a lot of it yourself.

Let us visit you and show how it's done. By not directly supplying colour management equipment, we ensure our independence and can show you all the options.

For instance:

Training / education / seminars

As well as specific colour management seminars and training about digital imaging technology, we also offer consultancy services covering specific areas of colour management.

For seminars and presentations, Keith Cooper is happy to visit your own work location.

Our seminars and presentations are tailored to your organisation's precise needs, and can include any number of attendees.

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Why colour management?

A lot of people are trying to bring an understanding of colour management to their business.

The advantages, such as 'getting it right first time' can quickly translate into a quicker turnaround -- and increased profitability.

However, there is still a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to how to best introduce such changes.

We have many reviews (listed below) of the latest colour management equipment and software that you may find of use when comparing options - these reviews come from extensive use, and in many cases, a direct involvement in the development of the software and hardware.

We can demonstrate the best use of any of these devices in our training.

At Northlight Images we're passionate about helping people get colour right, and Keith Cooper has written many free articles and reviews on this site, that hopefully make things a bit clearer.

How much do we charge?

Our Training prices are listed on our main training page.

We also offer a flat fee consultancy visit for professional photographers, at £75 (ex VAT and travel outside of Leicestershire). This is a discounted service for fellow photographers, to better understand your own equipment and workflow.

Give us a call and discuss what you want. Keith can, for example, look at your workflow and your equipment and suggest the best ways for you to benefit from improving your colour management [Please note that this is -not- a profiling/calbration service for printers or monitors].

Remember that we, quite deliberately, don't sell hardware or software.

If you need specialist advice also know a number of people who we regard as the top experts in their particular fields, and are happy to suggest them for certain advanced areas, such as some aspects of process management.

Colour management - calibrating the screen of a laptop

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Colour management information on this site

General Colour Management

Equipment and software reviews

X-Rite (ex GretagMacbeth)

June 2012 - X-Rite are shipping updated i1Pro 2 with i1Profiler 1.3
Reviews: i1Pro 2 Basic - i1Pro 2 Photo

April 2010 X-Rite ship V1.0 of i1 Profiler - Full i1 Profiler reviews and information

May 2010 X-Rite annouce new profiling software for Q4 2010 - i1 Match and ProfileMaker Pro will be superseded by i1Profiler later in 2010. We have some notes and press info in the X-rite information section of the Northlight blog. For purchases after April 1st 2010 here will be free upgrades, along with other offers when the software is available.

Sept. 2008 X-Rite and the i1 range

From Sept. the range is simplified to two options. The functionality is the same as we have reviewed, but exactly what you get varies. As a result of this rationalisation, the i1Photo, i1Photo SG, i1Proof and i1XT have all been discontinued, and the i1 range now consists of:

With the i1XTreme you can calibrate and profile:

*Requires Digital ColorChecker SG Chart - available separately.

Datacolor (aka ColorVision)

Pantone

Others


The full range of our commercial photography services
Commercial photography

Photography to get your business message across. Details on our commercial photography page.

Industrial photography

Locations, products, machinery, people. There are full details on the industrial photography page.

Architecture

Photography of the built environment. Technical excelence and creativity combined. Details on the architectural photography page.

Construction

From site evaluation through to buildings in use, our construction photography covers the full process from site evaluation to finished structures and buildings.

Heritage Architecture

Specialist photography for recording and documenting heritage and restoration projects. Detailed images and processing, such as rectification.

High resolution photography and digital imaging

Extremely high resolution photographs. Capabilities way beyond traditional large format film. Multi gigabyte sized images.

Product photograpy

Studio and location based product photography

Macro photography

Photography of very small objects.

Interior and lifestyle photography

Interior photography for designers, architects and housing developers. Commercial and residential property.

Hotel Photography

Photography to publicise all aspects of your hotel, resort or spa and the services you offer your guests. Hotel photography for print and web use.

Restaurant and location based food photography

Photography of food, where it's made, where it's served or even where it's produced and sold. Food photography beyond the studio.

Corporate Event photography

Our photography services are available for corporate events and hospitality where we supply high quality images for publicity and promotional purposes. Our aim is to capture the atmosphere and convey much more than just a record of who was there.

Venue Photography

Entertainment venue, club and gig photography in Leicester and the UK.

Photography for Annual Reports

Images to capture the essence of your company's activities, locations and people. Detailed creative photography for print and web use. Images available as large fine art prints.

Location stills photography

Stills and publicity photography for video shoots.

Landscape Photography

We provide commercial landscape photography for brochures, events and exhibitions.

Fine Art prints

We also provide large fine-art prints of the natural and man made environment for domestic and corporate clients. There are numerous example of Keith Cooper's photography in the main Landscape photo gallery

Training / education / seminars

You can take better pictures yourself. Many corporate clients want to take their own photographs for internal and web use.

Northlight Images offers training to help you get the most out of the equipment you already have and can help you decide whether it is truly adequate for your needs. At Northlight we are not worried by the prospect of people doing their own photography.

We have specific web pages covering:

Other areas of our site that may be of interest...

All new material appears on the Articles, news and reviews page.

We've a whole section of the site devoted to Digital Black and White photography and printing. It covers all the specialist articles and reviews written by Keith Cooper. We've many other Photography Articles and Photographic equipment and software reviews on the site aimed at helping you get the best out of your own photography.

There is a gallery of landscape photography and fine art prints.

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