Camera Calibration

I take colour serious. I have the widest gamut colour checker with target colours giving me the highest quality color reference standards available today. Each of the 140 patches was chosen for its location in color space to expand the color gamut, so I can create profiles that capture the full capabilities of the photos I take.

Simplified, using a good colour checker in a photo means I have professional colour references to colour manage that photo on my monitors.

Monitor Calibration

Ensuring compliance with industry standards is absolutely critical to accurate colour management. My calibration tool is ISO-compliant, and includes compliance with all of the M-Standards.

In English this means my monitors will match other calibrated monitors, for example the ones of a print-house or graphic studio. The colour environment the work sits in will be correct for the output destination.

Printer Profiling

Calibrating does not stop at the monitors. Profiling every paper I use, means what I see on screen is what prints out on paper.

This also works the other way around. If professional printers supply me with their ICC profile (paper profile), I can match my monitors to show me on screen what their printers produce.

Colour Space

Working Colour space is important for every piece of work I do. Why?

Think of the Working Space as a ‘container’ for the colour. Only a limited amount of colour can be produced within that container. For instance the ProPhoto RGB colour space has an extremely large colour space while the sRGB or CMYK colour spaces have a lot less. Taking a photo from a large space to a small space can force colour to shift to bring them in line with that smaller container, also known as ‘out of gamut’.

This ‘stuff’ is important and it should be a consideration when you are choosing your photography or designer.

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