Tag: calibrate

May 27, 2012

The first thing I always ask people when they ask me to comment about their photographs is, “is your monitor colour calibrated?”. And as expected, their replies are usually “calibrate what?”.

So if you are reading this, is your monitor colour calibrated (for photograph viewing and editing)?? No? Why should you?

There is nothing more important a properly colour calibrated monitor is to a photographer than anything else.

What is Monitor Colour Calibration?

There are more than a handful of manufacturers producing computer monitors in the market. And every manufacturers makes a few models and sizes. Every single model will produce different brightness, contrast, and colour reproduction. Even the same model from the same manufacturers from different production runs will not give you the same brightness, contrast, and colour reproduction!

May 17, 2012

Most people cannot tell if their photographs are over exposed or under exposed. Sometimes it takes a photographer years of experience to tell whether their photographs are correctly exposed.

However, half the times the exposure is correct but the condition which the photographs were taken were awful and can be avoided altogether. And if a lot of people use software like the Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to post process their photos, without using a calibrated monitor!