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

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  • 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
  • GigaPan Epic Pro gigapan proInitial setup battery charging and testing of the Gigapan Epic Pro camera mount with the Manfrotto 338 levelling tripod head.
  • Michael Westmoreland at the LPPG westmoreland exhibitionSome of Michael Westmoreland's panoramic prints on show at the LPPG in Leicester. Celebrating the 80th birthday of a panoramic photography pioneer.
  • When your prints are too dark colormunki displayOverview of the causes of prints of your photos coming out of your printer looking too dark. Discusses workarounds and more detailed fixes for the problem
  • Canon 5D mk2 Infrared conversion tree in infraredUsing an Infrared (IR) modified DSLR camera for digital infrared photography. Looking at exposure and lens choices, along with image processing options. Testing an IR modified Canon EOS 5D mk2 - it it just about luminous trees
  • Review of Tiffen Dfx3 tiffen dfx3Tiffen Dfx3 provides a wide range of filter and image adjustment options for photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Aperture
  • Epson Stylus Pro SP4900 review Epson SP4900Review of the Stylus Pro SP4900 11 colour 17 inch (A2) printer from Epson. Setup and printing. Includes fitting and use of the optional Spectroproofer unit.
  • Close up macro – the Canon MP-E65 lens Canon mpe65 - short reviewA short review of Canon's specialist macro lens the MP-E65. Offering up to x5 magnification. Tested on a Canon 1Ds mk3 full frame camera
  • Review of Nik Color Efex Pro V4 split pro contrast filterDetailed review of Nik creative filters for Photoshop / Aperture / Lightroom - version 4. Multiple filters and preset image editing options
  • 3×3 quick tips for improving your black and white photography improving B&W photographyA collection of quick tips that can help improve the quality of your black and white photography. Simple steps to better monochrome pictures
  • Digital’s Analogue – Expose to the right and exposure expose to the right ETTRGuest article by Robert Fisher exploring some of the similarities between the Zone System, HDR techniques and the digital exposure guide known as ETTR or 'expose to the right'
  • Sea of steps Sea of stepsA chance to see how a modern ultra wide shift lens performs on a familiar view of Wells Cathedral. Sea of steps - photography inspired by the work of FH Evans in 1903
  • When passion -does- make a difference promocard northlightWhy a passion for your photography will help your business if used the right way. It's never enough on its own, but used wisely it can work wonders.
  • Leicestershire images – LPPG opening Railway viaduct at John O' Gaunt, Leicestershire.An exhibition of eight of Keith's large prints are on show as part of the opening exhibition at: Leicester People's Photography gallery, housed in the old central library, Belvoir St., Leicester.
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