Beginning Photography

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Monitor Calibration – Temporary Fix

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I’ve found a solution to the calibration problem. Taking a number of coloured objects outside I photgraphed them in natural light with all in camera corrections turned off. I exposed so that the image on the LCD looked exactly like the scene, proper colour representation and brightness.

I then uploaded the images to computer and fiddled about with the colours on the system until the image on screen matched the image on the LCD on camera, which of course in turn matched the scence. That should mean my monitor is now calibrated. Any prints will be slightly darker due to the medium, but the colour representation should now be spot on, so I’m a happy tog once more.

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Written by James

January 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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  1. I am just about to venture into the world of monitor calibration – I am going to be buying a new LCD monitor and wanted to get a good one – its a subject on its own this monitor calibration business!

    Regarding your problem – this online link I found in a DPReview forum might help?

    http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

    lensaddiction

    January 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    • Thank you for the link, that should prove very useful. You’re not wrong about monitor calibration, it’s something I wasn’t even aware of until very recently but once you are aware of it the sleepness nights begin. All fun and games though.

      James

      January 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm


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