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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews – Photography, printing, colour management, tutorials

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  • The St Mary de Castro spire appeal smdc castle yardAn exhibition of some of Keith's photographs of St Mary de Castro church in Leicester. Prints are on sale to help raise money to rebuild the spire, which unfortunately had to be demolished in 2014
  • Photo Ninja V1.0 review blue towerReview of Photo Ninja V1.0. Raw camera file processing software from Picturecode offers excellent RAW conversion and noise reduction
  • Re-using the zone system? Spring snow in ColoradoWith its origins in the exposure and development of film, do aspects of the zone system still work in today's digital black and white photography?
  • Just what does ‘Pro’ mean for camera equipment? pro camera gearDoes the 'Pro' label make camera equipment any better - how will it help me take better photos? The camera really does make a difference when you are earning a living, but how often should you believe the marketing?
  • Photographing tiny stuff two chipsMacrophotography reveals an unfamiliar world - sometimes more common objects are needed in the frame to give a sense of scale. Photographs of tiny things.
  • HDR Expose 2 software review HDR expose 2Review of HDR Expose 2 software package from Unified Color. This software package allows the creation and editing of High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. It cab use its own formats and colour space for holding HDR data
  • Industrial photography in a foundry casting steelPreparation and subsequent image processing required when taking photographs in a working foundry. Also looks at how final size affect image editing
  • Photo business working as a cruise photographer ships bowThe business side of photography, working as a photographer on a cruise ship. Why you might consider a photography job on a cruise ship. Ian Kee discusses what the job entails with advice for people considering it.
  • The photographer working for free free lunchOne of the traps that many new photographers fall into is the 'Pictures for credit' ruse. Is there ever a good reason to work for free? What are good ways of refusing that won't offend, and are there ways that benefit you.
  • Selling cameras in the UK and a changing market for photography champersHow the changes and ongoing decline in the market for cameras affect my business as a working photographer
  • Saying no to the camera update cycle? canon 1D XNew toys are nice, but ... it's about time I listened to some of my own advice I give to people who write in and ask 'should I upgrade my camera'...
  • 50 Business tips for pro photographers lensesTips and advice for becoming a successful professional photographer. 50 things to consider when setting up a photo business.
  • Using the new i1Pro 2 for profiling i1pro2 and targetKeith Cooper has been looking at the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer. Covering the i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Basic Pro 2 packages, he has written two extensive reviews of these X-Rite profiling packages for monitors, projectors and printers.
  • i1Basic Pro 2 review i1pro2 caseReview of the i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer i1Basic package from X-Rite. Monitor and projector profiling and calibration using i1Profiler software
  • Black and white print linearisation with the i1Pro 2 measured bw test chartUsing the X-Rite i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer to measure black and white test print targets to create linearising curves and profile with QTR
  • Black and white print linearisation with i1Profiler and QTR i1pro and i1pro2Black and white print linearisation using QTR icc profiles created with X-Rite i1Profiler software and the i1Pro spectrophotometer
  • X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 review Target scan with i1Pro 2Review of the X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2. Printer profiling as part of the 'i1Photo' package, including OBA compensation
  • Pro photography – pick your areas of work with care bird in treePart of running a successful photography business is deciding what areas of work to concentrate on, and building your skills in those areas. Remember though that you need to make a profit and that may mean less concentration on some areas you like. Doing any work that comes along does not count as a long term strategy
  • Review of DxO FilmPack V3.2 superia 1600 lookDxO FilmPack V3.2 simulates and adds the precise look of film (tonality and grain) to photographs. Works as a plugin and standalone app.
  • Making a 14 metre photographic print exhibition printThe GigaPan photography and image processing and editing needed to make a 14 metre panoramic sequence print of Leicester city centre at dusk
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All the latest articles and photo news items appear on Keith's Photo blog .

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