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

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  • 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
  • Prints on a wall mounting large picturePhotos showing the mounting of a new 14 metre long print of Leicester City Centre at dusk. The print is on view at the Leicester People's Photography Gallery throughout May 2012
  • Datacolor Spyder4Pro review spyder 4 proDetailed review of the Datacolor Spyder 4 Pro monitor calibrator colorimeter and profiling software package
  • Spyder4TV HD review spyder4 tvReview of datacolor Spyder 4 TV HD calibration for TVs, video monitors and home cinema setups. V4.5 software. Device measures display characteristics for adjusting colour and display quality
  • Review Spyder 4 Express spyder4 expressDetailed review of the Datacolor Spyder 4 Express monitor calibrator and profiling software package. Economic solution for calibration
  • So, you want a good, cheap inkjet printer with cheap ink cheap office printerLots of people want a good quality, cheap, photo printer that doesn't cost a lot in ink. Unfortunately, the market doesn't quite work like that - some thought about what to do when your old printer dies.
  • Pro photography – winning the lottery? gambling - cardsIs there a shortcut, avoiding business planning and hard work, in building a successful photography business? Is it now just a matter of getting your work seen by enough people - or buying enough lottery tickets
  • Datacolor Spyder4Elite review spyder4 elite calibratorDetailed review of the Datacolor Spyder4Elite monitor and projector calibration and profiling colorimeter and software
  • Black and white from Colour black and white chan mix66-24-10Large collection of methods and techniques for converting colour images to black and white. Photoshop techniques and references to specialist plugins
  • Autopano Giga 2.6 review – big prints leics cathedral bwReview of AutoPano Giga software for stitching multiple images together in different projections. Also tested with photos captured using a GigaPan Epic Pro
  • How much to charge for photography food serviceHow to work out what you should be charging for your photography. The fundamental numbers behind running a photography business.
  • DxO Optics Pro V7.2 Review b-and-wReview of V7.2 of DxO Optic Pro. Software for processing camera image files with attention to sharpening, lighting and lens correction
  • Is your printer OK for black and white photography? keith cooper with black and white printChoosing a good printer for black and white photography is nowhere as easy as it is for colour. Keith looks over some of the options, including getting better black and white out of your existing printer.
  • Using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for dull colour images contrast boost with Silver efexContrast boosting by using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for dull colour images. Using software designed for producing black and white images to adjust image luminosity
  • What paper should I use? ipf5100With a massive range of different papers available, how should you go about seeing which papers work best for your photos. Some of the choices you can consider when looking at paper types and brands for printing your photographs
  • Time for BIG prints – testing the Gigapan detail from gigapixel imageMore testing of our GigaPan Epic Pro for panoramic pictures. Continued testing work showing some aspects you need to consider with longer focal length lenses
  • Canon iPF5100 printer review Canon ipf5100Detailed review testing the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 17 inch width large format printer. Sheet and roll paper, looking at colour and black and white pigment ink based printing a range of paper types.
  • Will they sell? Keith and a large printSo, you've sold a few photographic prints - do you have the makings of a print business, or is it just a hobby? Some thoughts on what you need to consider if you want to make print sales a significant part of your photo business.
  • At night with the GigaPan leicester xmas clocktowerTesting the Gigapan at night with an ultra high resolution photo of the centre of Leicester. The clock tower and the christmas tree
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