colour management

How to effectively print your image, part 2

Tuesday 17 April

For me it is clear that the image on screen is the ‘mother’ file. It is what I spent so much energy on to get it right, to make it articulate in expression, precise in focus. For me it is manifest that the digital file we work on so intense, is the reference for each

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How to effectively print your image, part 1

Wednesday 28 March

The other day I was tutoring a photographer who was completely frustrated about his process. Ever since he switched from analog to digital he lost his bearings. My promise that I could help him solve this, was greeted with great enthusiasm. We agreed that I should come and visit his studio to evaluate his process and

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New Horizons in colour… (as preceded by New Horizons in binding)

Sunday 24 May

The paper of this book has a very soft touch, it brings the pristine whiteness and the binding is flawless Now it is up to the images to take you on the trip the artist wants to share. Going with the hour of the day, the weather, the season the images show a variety of

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Bring out the light!

Tuesday 17 March

When will you experience a print or a reproduction of a photo as convincing? In a previous blog (Toning images) I focussed on the importance of density and contrast in an image. Those are means to an end, tools to achieve a desired effect. The thing to work on, for me, is to bring out

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On calibration and colour management

Wednesday 4 March

  Can you imagine working with images and being able to predict how it will look in print? That it will look about the same on different paper types as on an inkjet print? Fantasy? No, not really, you can do a lot to come close. Not that you won’t need my colleagues or me

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