I’m in the US at the moment and as with previous trips, I’m keeping a photo/travel blog.
Initially, just a way of letting folks back home know what I was doing, I find it a good way to review some of the photos I’ve taken, and early on in the trip when I’m likely to [...]
Datacolor have announced a new colour management tool in the form of the SpyderCheckr.
UPDATE – We now have a full SpyderCheckr review
It’s a colour test target for improving the colour of results when you are shooting RAW. The target even incorporates a special ‘FadeCheckr’ patch, to assist users in determining how [...]
At Photokina, Epson have announced the SP4900 replacement for the 4880, and the 7890/9890 replacements for the 7880/9880.
Note: Epson have informed us that the 4880 will remain a current product and that the 4900 is more aimed at the proofing market.
As ever, we hope to have reviews when they are available, [...]
A while ago, I mentioned that Datacolor had announced a test device, aimed at making lens autofocus adjustment more accurate.
I’ve been testing the SpyderLensCal and find that it is indeed of use, particularly for longer lenses
Review Link: SpyderLensCal Review
I’ve written elsewhere about alternative (free) techniques for such adjustment, so was keen to [...]
In the first part of this article I outlined some of the issues and challenges facing photographers asked to submit work in CMYK formats.
This second part, written with UK colour management consultant Ken Thomson, looks at some considerations once your work gets printed in magazines, large posters and books.
Article link: CMYK for photographers [...]
A while ago I reviewed DxO Optics Pro V6.2 – it’s the latest version of this software, that I’ve used for several years for converting some of my RAW files for large prints.
One minor annoyance was that it didn’t -fully- support My EF 14mm 2.8L II lens on my Canon 1Ds3 – well this [...]
One very common question I get asked is: ’How can I match my prints to my screen?’
In fact I was asked so often, that a few years ago I wrote an article addressing just that question. This morning I was sending the link off to someone and thought I’d best check out what it [...]
Earlier this year, I was interviewed for a Black and White photography special edition of a UK Magazine.
I’ve taken my notes and produced an expanded version of the magazine article, and added in relevant links to other more detailed articles I’ve written on this site.
Article Link: Keith Cooper discusses black and white landscape [...]
At Northlight, we have a general policy of not supplying images to clients in CMYK, unless they know what to do with them.
I’ve written up some advice and information aimed at photographers who would not normally stray outside of the world of RGB
Article Link: CMYK for photographers
A second article, written with UK [...]
Datacolor have just announced a new hardware product to help measure the autofocus performance of your camera.
The SpyderLensCal allows you to measure how well the AF is working on your camera, and with cameras that allow it, store individual lens correction data.
We’ve a collection of Camera AF Microadjustment techniques on the site and [...]