Contact us: +44 116 291 9092
Title Image

Photography articles and reviews from Keith Cooper

All the latest articles on the Northlight Images site

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
...Why not sign up for our (ad free) Newsletter to keep informed about new articles and subscribe to my YouTube Channel


All our articles and news items

Home page for the hundreds of articles and reviews on this site.

Our Commercial photography  is covered elsewhere, and we have specialised sites devoted to our Architectural Photography and Stock Photos of Leicester.
Canon lens information is on our EFLens.com site

Suggest a product review?
See our Review guidelines for more details.
Guest posts? See our guide to Writing for this site

Reference pages: Printer Test Images | B&W printer test image | Printer cleaningPaper reviews

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.
Short news items (product launches) are listed on Keith’s Photo Blog page

Never miss new articles/reviews – sign up for our Newsletter (2-4 max. per month)

  • HP DesignJet Z3200 reviewHP DesignJet Z3200 reviewDetailed review of the HP DesignJet Z3200. Testing the Z3200ps 24 inch large format printer with fine art and photo media, including profiling and colour management, for colour and black and white printing.
  • Review of Nik Viveza for photo adjustmentReview of Nik Viveza for photo adjustmentReview of Nik Viveza plugin for photo adjustment. Selective and global editing of images. Now part of the DxO/Google Nik collection.
  • DxO Optics Pro V5 reviewDxO Optics Pro V5 reviewReview of DxO Optics Pro Version 5.3. RAW camera image processing and lens aberration correction software. Example image processing
  • Review i1iSis optical brightener compensationReview i1iSis optical brightener compensationReview of i1iSis optical brightener compensation for creating ICC printer profiles for paper with optical brightening agents (OBAs) that allow for the brightener.
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro reviewNik Silver Efex Pro reviewReview of the Nik Silver Efex Pro image ending plugin. Converts colour images to black and white, emulating films and other effects. Tested with Photoshop
  • Why are my prints too dark?Why are my prints too dark?Why are my prints too dark? Why monitor brightness matters when it comes to printing your photos. Some of the common problems and their solutions
  • Adobe Camera Raw DNG profiles from a ColorChecker cardAdobe Camera Raw DNG profiles from a ColorChecker cardCamera profiling by using photographs of an X-Rite ColorChecker card to make DNG colour profiles for converting RAW files with Adobe software (ACR and Lightroom)
  • What working space to use – colour management choicesWhat working space to use - colour management choicesWhat working space to use? Looking at some of the advantages and issues when choosing a working colour space. Which colour management choices matter?
  • GrafiLite – print viewing lighting reviewGrafiLite - print viewing lighting reviewReview of using a Grafilite (Ottlite) lamp for evaluating print quality and consistency. the 13W TruColor lamp is the equivalent of a 60W tungsten lamp
  • Ricoh GX200 camera reviewRicoh GX200 camera reviewCamera usage review of the Ricoh Caplio GX200 12MP compact camera with 24-72mm equivalent zoom lens. Testing includes EVF viewfinder and teleconverter.
  • How to be a professional photographerHow to be a professional photographerSome of Keith Cooper's thoughts and observations for those wanting to become a professional photographer. Things it's worth knowing about. Yes, you can be a pro photographer, but it takes more than photography skills
  • Colorado mountain travels Sept-Oct 2008Colorado mountain travels Sept-Oct 2008This photo-diary covers a driving tour around the Colorado Rockies in the Fall (September/October 2008). Although my third visit to the state, it's actually the first time I've been in Colorado at this time of the year. A good year for the Fall colours. This time I'm travelling with Karen and we're leaving the UK via Manchester, which is a new route for me.
  • Fixes and tips for the Epson 4800 large format printersFixes and tips for the Epson 4800 large format printersCollected information, fixes and tips for the Epson Stylus Pro 4800 large format printers, including MNT REQ 0088 and service manual information
  • Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 4000Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 4000Ensuring that ink cartridges always read as full on the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 17" printer. Turning off the ink counter is an alternative to using a chip reset device.
  • Swap black ink on the Epson 4880 PrinterSwap black ink on the Epson 4880 PrinterA different way of swapping black ink types on the Epson 4880 printer that reduces ink waste compared to the official technique. Use with care
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III image misalignment fixCanon 1Ds Mark III image misalignment fixNotes concerning Canon UK service and full repair of a new EOS 1Ds mark 3 camera with a viewfinder misalignment.
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III viewfinder misalignmentCanon 1Ds Mark III viewfinder misalignmentProblems with some early model Canon EOS 1Ds mark 3 cameras where the viewfinder and sensor were incorrectly aligned, with a tilt
  • Colormunki printer profiling reviewColormunki printer profiling reviewPrinter profiling with the X-Rite ColorMunki. Review of making ICC printer profiles with the ColorMunki spectrophotometer.
  • Epson Stylus Pro 7880 printer reviewEpson Stylus Pro 7880 printer reviewReview of the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 printer. Large format printer is 24 inch print width and takes roll paper and sheet media, photo and fine art papers. Inc. 7880/9880 error codes
  • basICCaliCube and basICColor Gray card reviewbasICCaliCube and basICColor Gray card reviewReview of the photographic neutral grey card from BasiCColor and the BasICCaliCube lighting cube, with specular reflection and black reference sections

Never miss a new article or review - Sign up for our occasional (ad-free) Newsletter

Enjoyed this article?

Other areas of our site that may be of interest...

All the latest articles/reviews 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.
For All about using tilt and shift - articles/reviews about tilt/shift lenses

Other sections include Colour management and Keith's camera hacks - there are over 1100 articles/reviews here...

Articles below by Keith (Google's picks for matching this page)


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
...Why not sign up for our (ad free) Newsletter to keep informed about new articles and subscribe to my YouTube Channel