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

The full listing of all of the hundreds of articles that Keith has written.

  • CMYK – beyond the inkjet print Large commercial printing pressAs a photographer with work in books and magazines, it helps to know the basics of large CMYK printing and how it affects the reproduction of your images. A guide for photographers
  • CMYK for photographers new clientThere is usually no good reason for photographers to work with CMYK images. Article looks at some of the things you need to consider if you need to use CMYK.
  • Software update – ImageNest 3 use imagenestUpdate note for version 3 of ImageNest - print layout software that uses OEM printer drivers. The ImageNest RIP page layout software is updated to provide improved layout and image nesting options for large printers.
  • Vertical lines and movement John O'Gaunt bridgeSome thoughts on how the treatment of vertical lines in an image change the relative sense of motion or stillness in a photograph.
  • Keith Cooper and black and white photography keith cooper photographerBased on a lengthy interview for a magazine article, Keith Cooper talks about his black and white photography, influences and techniques
  • Black and white photo printing bw test image mk1Keith Cooper is interviewed about his approach to printing his black and white photography. Extended version with additional notes and information from a printed magazine article.
  • Datacolor SpyderLensCal review spyder lenscalDatacolor SpyderLensCal review. Specialist device for camera focus adjustment and accuracy checking. Tested with a Canon 1Ds3
  • BowHaus True Black and White review TBW test printBowHaus True Black and White review. Black and white specialist printing software for Canon iPF large format printers. Offers full ink control and linearisation.
  • JetMaster canvas print display system review jetmasterEconomical mounted canvas prints, for demonstrations, exhibitions where a good looking 'box frame' is required without traditional stretching and mounting.
  • Canon iPF6300 review Canon ipf6300Canon iPF6300 review, testing the imagePROGRAF iPF6300 24 inch large format printer, for colour and black and white fine art printing.
  • Camera choices – keeping up to date canon view camera adapterCamera choices - keeping up to date with a changing market. At what point is what you've got good enough to last for a while?
  • Canon iPF6300 arrives for review 6300 arrivesA Canon iPF6300 24" large format printer is delivered for our review. Small enough to fit on the back seat of a car.
  • DNG ProfileManager – organising DNG profiles profile managerDNG ProfileManager - organising DNG camera profiles. Making DNG profiles is a good way of working round awkward lighting conditions, where the trouble of making a full icc profile is perhaps not merited.
  • Spyder3 Print review V3.5 Spyder 3 print spectroDetailed review of the SpyderPrint package and spectrocolorimeter, using the PrintFIX PRO measuring device to make custom icc printer profiles.
  • DxO Optics Pro V6.2 software review dxo 6 packDetailed review of DxO Optics Pro version 6.2. Software for processing and optionally correcting camera image files and lens aberrations
  • Why do photography review videos and podcasts suck? test patternVideo can be a great way of explaining many different things but why do photography review videos and podcasts suck? What goes wrong?
  • A visit to IPEX 2010 8300 display detailLooking at some large printers from HP, Canon and others at the IPEX show - Keith visits IPEX 2010... what's new?
  • DxO Optics Pro V6.2 update for Mac and PC Anna Maria JopekShort review of DxO optics Pro V6.2, showing improved noise handling and sharpness. Includes allowing more corrections for non supported lenses
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 review Epson 3880 printerReview of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer. Desktop printer is 17 inch print width and takes A2 sheets, photo and fine art papers. Colour and black and white printing
  • ImageNest RIP review V2 update printing with z3200Review update for the ImageNest RIP Version 2.1 from Blue Cubit (a Multi-Image print layout Tool for any printer with Mac OSX)
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All the latest articles and photo news items appear on Keith's Photo blog .

We've a whole section of the site devoted to  Digital Black and White photography and printing. It covers all of Keith's specialist articles and reviews.

Categories include Colour management and Keith's camera hacks - there are getting on for 800 articles/reviews here...

 


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