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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews
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  • Datacolor Spyder 3 Elite review – Version 4 softwareDatacolor Spyder 3 Elite review - Version 4 softwareDetailed review of V4 software for the Spyder 3 Elite monitor and projector display profiling and calibration device and software
  • How should I go about Colour ManagementHow should I go about Colour ManagementAn introduction and overview of colour management. Why it matters if you want to improve the editing and printing of your photographs
  • Camera bag review Lowepro Slingshot 202 AWCamera bag review Lowepro Slingshot 202 AWReview of the Lowepro 202 aw camera bag. The slingshot bag rotates from back to front for access without taking bag off your shoulder.
  • Will your prints sellWill your prints sellWho will buy your photographic prints and does it matter if you like the prints yourself? Why would anyone buy your work.
  • Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 infoStylus 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 2010Pacific 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 CalibrationViewing 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 UpdateDxO 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 printCMYK - 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 photographersCMYK 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 3Software 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 movementVertical 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 photographyKeith 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 printingBlack 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 reviewDatacolor SpyderLensCal reviewDatacolor SpyderLensCal review. Specialist device for camera focus adjustment and accuracy checking. Tested with a Canon 1Ds3
  • BowHaus True Black and White reviewBowHaus 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 reviewJetMaster 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 reviewCanon 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 dateCamera 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 reviewCanon 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.

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Site Notice: Like many working photographers, our work has diminished greatly in these challenging times, so I'm at home a lot. The silver lining is that I've lots of articles and reviews to write - if you've any suggestions or questions, please do let me know - Keith
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