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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews
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  • Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 info Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 infoThe Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 replacements for the Epson Stylus Pro 9880 and 7880 - large format printer information and updates.
  • Pacific Northwest travels Sept-Oct 2010 Pacific Northwest travels Sept-Oct 2010Travel diary by Keith Cooper, driving along the Oregon and Washington coast from Seattle and back again. Photos and observations from a car trip in the Fall of 2010
  • Viewing images – Monitor Calibration Viewing images - Monitor CalibrationViewing images on a screen. Why monitor calibration matters, with some simple ways of improving what your monitor shows.
  • DxO Optics Pro V6.5 Review Update DxO Optics Pro V6.5 Review UpdateImproved shadow lighting adjustments (single image HDR) and improved noise reduction feature in an update to DxO Optics Pro (V6.5)
  • CMYK – beyond the inkjet print CMYK - beyond the inkjet printAs 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 CMYK for photographersThere 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 Software update - ImageNest 3Update 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 Vertical lines and movementSome thoughts on how the treatment of vertical lines in an image change the relative sense of motion or stillness in a photograph. When vertical being vertical might not be what you want,
  • Keith Cooper and black and white photography Keith Cooper and black and white photographyBased 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 Black and white photo printingKeith 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 Datacolor SpyderLensCal reviewDatacolor SpyderLensCal review. Specialist device for camera focus adjustment and accuracy checking. Tested with a Canon 1Ds3
  • BowHaus True Black and White review BowHaus True Black and White reviewBowHaus 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 JetMaster canvas print display system reviewEconomical mounted canvas prints, for demonstrations, exhibitions where a good looking 'box frame' is required without traditional stretching and mounting.
  • Canon iPF6300 review Canon iPF6300 reviewCanon 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 Camera choices - keeping up to dateCamera 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 Canon iPF6300 arrives for reviewA 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 DNG ProfileManager - organising DNG profilesDNG 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 Spyder3 Print review V3.5Detailed 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 Optics Pro V6.2 software reviewDetailed 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? Why do photography review videos and podcasts suck?Video can be a great way of explaining many different things but why do photography review videos and podcasts suck? What goes wrong?

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