Colour Managing Black and White Photography

Colour management for black and white photography sounds almost oxymoronic. Why would a black and white photographer need to invest time and money in a technology that sounds as though it only applies to colour photography? The reason that all black and white photographers should have their workflows properly colour managed is that as far […]

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Why are my prints too dark? They’re not, you just think they are.

Why are my prints too dark? This is one of the questions I get asked most often. You’ve invested in a decent printer, good media and downloaded a printer profile or had one made. You’ve got a good monitor and calibrated it. But still your prints are coming out dark. I must have heard this […]

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Printer Profiling, Optical Brightener Correction & Lighting

We’ve all seen the ads for washing powders promising whiter whites. One of the ways detergent companies achieve brighter whites is by putting chemicals in their products that fluoresce slightly under ultraviolet light. These chemicals are often referred to as an optical brightener. We can’t see most of the fluorescence but some of it extends […]

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