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115 — Color spaces — monitor settings — recommended hardware — Interview with Joe Brady

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #115 fea­tures an inter­view with Colour expert Joe Brady who works for Mac­group US.
Joe knows pretty much every­thing there is to know about get­ting accu­rate colour from your mon­i­tor and your printer. Joe has recorded 2 pod­casts with us already about mon­i­tor cal­i­bra­tion and those links are listed below in the shownotes. In this pod­cast, we tackle some colour con­cepts that are a source of con­fu­sion for many peo­ple. We talk about mon­i­tor set­tings like colour tem­per­a­ture, gamma, and lumi­nance. Then we tackle the sRGB, Adobe RGB and Prophoto RGB colour spaces and explain what they are, the advan­tages of each and when and where they are most use­ful. Finally, Joe rec­om­mends some cal­i­bra­tion tools, mon­i­tors and printers.

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Color spaces in photography

This image shows off the 3 main color spaces. You’ll note that the ProPhoto RGB color space con­tains the most col­ors. This makes it the best color space for print­ing your own images on a qual­ity printer. When post­ing to the web, the colour space should be sRGB as that is the type of mon­i­tor that most peo­ple have.

Links /resources men­tioned in this pod­cast:
Pod­cast 62 – Mon­i­tor – printer cal­i­bra­tion – Inter­view with Joe Brady
Pod­cast 63 – Review of the Col­or­munki and the i1XTreme
Joe Brady Pho­tog­ra­phy
X-Rite Col­or­Munki Photo Color Man­age­ment Solu­tion at B&H
X-Rite Col­or­Munki Dis­play at B&H
Eizo FlexS­can SX2262W at B&H
Eizo Col­orEdge CG223W 22 at B&H

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63 — Review of the Colormunki and the i1XTreme

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #63 fea­tures a review of the Col­or­munki and the i1XTreme monitor/printer/projector pro­fil­ing sys­tems. These are hard­ware sys­tems that use a spec­tropho­tome­ter to mea­sure the color from hard­ware devices like mon­i­tors, print­ers, pro­jec­tors (and in the case of the i1XTreme, scan­ners and cam­eras as well). So many of us are print­ing from our homes, offices or home-offices and we want accu­rate colours from our RGB or CMYK print­ers. These hard­ware devices absolutely sim­plify this extremely con­fus­ing process and both prod­ucts come highly rec­om­mended. After the review, we ask Joe Brady of MAC­grou­pUS in a tele­phone inter­view, to clar­ify what we need to do in Photoshop’s print­ing dia­logue boxes to assure us of a good mon­i­tor to printer print. This is a com­mon area of con­fu­sion for many pho­tog­ra­phers try­ing to print on their own printers.

UPDATE — In the pod­cast I say that the Col­or­Munki is restricted to use on 3 mon­i­tors. This restric­tion has been lifted.

The ColorMunki

The Col­or­Munki

i1Xtreme

i1Xtreme

Photoshops dialogue boxes

Photoshop’s dia­logue boxes

Links men­tioned in this pod­cast:
col­or­munki
i1XTREME

Col­or­Munki sum­mary tuto­r­ial on Youtube

X-rite Eye One ( i1 ) 1 of 2 — Mon­i­tor Setup from colorHQ.com
X-rite Eye One ( i1 ) 2 of 2 — Mon­i­tor Adjust­ments from colorHQ.com
Pod­cast #62 — Mon­i­tor — printer cal­i­bra­tion (an intro­duc­tion) — Inter­view with Joe Brady
Pur­chase the col­or­Munki at B&H — Pur­chase the i1XTreme at B&H (what I reviewed) Pur­chase the i1 Photo at B&H (a good alter­na­tive if you don’t need the extra bells and whis­tles).
Joe Brady Photography

Link I for­got to men­tion — Just like there are bet­ter mon­i­tors for pho­tog­ra­phy, there are bet­ter print­ers with good print dri­vers that work well with the 2 sys­tems reviewed in this pod­cast. 2 rec­om­mended print­ers Epson R1900 and Epson R2880 at B&H

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62 — Monitor — printer calibration — Interview with Joe Brady

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #62 fea­tures an intro­duc­tion into mon­i­tor cal­i­bra­tion and pro­fil­ing and printer cal­i­bra­tion and pro­fil­ing by way of an inter­view with Joe Brady of MAC­grou­pUS. Joe clears up many com­mon ques­tions that we have when it comes to mon­i­tor pro­fil­ing and tells us straight up why hard­ware devices that pro­file your mon­i­tor are vastly supe­rior to the pro­fil­ing soft­ware that comes with mon­i­tors. We talk about colour space, ICC pro­files and how (unfor­tu­nately) the aver­age pho­tog­ra­pher is using a bad mon­i­tor and a flawed work­flow to proof their work. The next pod­cast will fea­ture a full review of the col­or­munki and i1XTreme hard­ware pro­fil­ing devices gra­ciously loaned to me by MACgroupUS.

This image is just to illus­trate a point. On the left is an image off of an UNcal­i­brated Eizo Mon­i­tor. On the right is that same image on a mid-range mon­i­tor that I thought was some­what cal­i­brated. Side by side you can see how the Eizo has a greater tonal range and less of a cast. The results are WAY more dra­matic when you see the result­ing prints with your eyes. When you actu­ally cal­i­brate and pro­file the mon­i­tor using qual­ity cal­i­bra­tion hard­ware, you get the best (or close to the best) result that the par­tic­u­lar mon­i­tor can deliver. This usu­ally trans­lates to a wider tonal range with whites being whiter and blacks cast free as well, com­pared to the pre-calibrated monitor.

Links men­tioned in this podcast:

col­or­munki
i1XTREME
col­or­munki train­ing — Videos on using color munki along with color the­ory
Guess what it is thread

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