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

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  • On site product product photography setup On site product product photography setupBasic colour management and photography options for photographing large numbers of products out of the studio. Efficient setup reduces the processing needed
  • Review of Topaz Clarity Review of Topaz ClarityReview of Clarity the Topaz labs image editing plugin. Clarity aims to boost global and local contrast and colour without halos and other artefacts
  • Review of Topaz Adjust V5 Review of Topaz Adjust V5Topaz Adjust Version 5 review. Image editing plugin covers a wide range of image editing functions, including exposure, colour and types of sharpening
  • iPrint Pure 3D film – media review iPrint Pure 3D film - media reviewReview of iPrint Pure 3D film. Transparent 500 micron printable film with apparent 'bubblewrap' embossed holographic texture. Tested in a Canon iPF8300 printer
  • Canon iPF6450-6400 setup and assembly Canon iPF6450-6400 setup and assemblyAssembly and setup guide for the Canon imagePROGRAF 6400 and 6450 printer. Unpacking, and installation of PF05 printheads and ink
  • Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setup Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setupCanon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setup guide. Initial setup and attachment for the SU21 X-Rite spectro on the 24" large format printer.
  • Epson Stylus Photo R2000 review Epson Stylus Photo R2000 reviewEpson Stylus Photo R2000 full review, using the SP R2000 A3+ printer for colour and black and white printing, with custom ICC profiles. 13 inch print width and roll media support
  • Review – Kuuvik Capture beta preview Review - Kuuvik Capture beta previewKuuvik Capture software review. Software for tethering Canon cameras directly to Apple Mac computers for direct camera control
  • Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L IIInformation about the Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II tilt shift lens. Sample images and testing with a Canon 1Ds mk3 and 5Ds
  • Canon Pixma PRO-10 printer review Canon Pixma PRO-10 printer reviewDetailed Canon Pixma PRO-10 printer review, looking at colour and black and white pigment ink based printing a range of paper types up to A3 plus size (13" width)
  • PPL TSE-Adapter – lens shift review PPL TSE-Adapter - lens shift reviewThe PPL TSE Adapter attaches Canon TS-E shift lenses directly to a tripod mount. This lets you shift the camera not the lens, eliminating parallax errors
  • PermaJet Titanium Lustre – paper review PermaJet Titanium Lustre - paper reviewPaper review of PermaJet Titanium Lustre paper. Metallic finish photo paper gives a distinctive reflection of light to paper surface. 280 gsm
  • I am not a ‘Canon Man’ I am not a 'Canon Man'Does your choice of camera say anything about you as a photographer? Does it reflect pragmatic needs or have you been labelled by the dead hand of marketing?
  • Reducing halos with Silver Efex Pro 2 Reducing halos with Silver Efex Pro 2Ways of using colour to black and white conversion software such as Nik Silver Efex Pro that do not produce unwanted halo effects around objects. Ensuring that trees don't make the sky lighter for example
  • Making a black and white photograph Making a black and white photographThe whole process of making a large black and white photograph, right from stopping to take the photo, through to final fine-art printmaking.
  • Book Review The Digital Zone System by R Fisher Book Review The Digital Zone System by R FisherBook Review: The Digital Zone System: Taking Control from Capture to Print by by Robert Fisher. Applying the zone system to digital photography
  • Whither rumours? Why Northlight Images still has our camera and lens rumour pages... even if a lot of the stuff is simply wrong or guesswork
  • Autopano Giga 3 review update Autopano Giga 3 review updateReview of Autopano Giga from Kolor. Version 3 update is faster, adds additional functionality for stitching images and the projection geometry used for output.
  • ImageNest RIP review V3.5 update ImageNest RIP review V3.5 updateReview of the ImageNest RIP by Bluecubit. Version 3.5 expands BPC, sharpening and colour management for a wide range of printers
  • Camera AF Microadjustment Camera AF MicroadjustmentChecking for front or back focus with camera AF. Fine-tuning camera autofocus setup. AF Microadjustment without special tools or the need to spend any money.

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