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Wednesday
Oct272010

Why Use the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport ?

Hi Blog Readers,

My photography professor was very emphatic about his use of a color chart during photo shoots - I have only known how it applies to graphic design and decided to research its uses in the photo world a little bit, here are my results:

The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport provides a great advantage for photographers shooting RAW, [which seems to be the more popular route for aspiring professional and high-end photographers] as it assists with setting black points, white balance and helps remove unwanted casts from an image.  The procedure is to shoot the target every time the lighting conditions change or at the beginning of a shoot if it is indoors.  If you’re shooting an entire day [for example a wedding] its good practice to at least shoot at 6am – 10am – 2pm – 6pm; these shots are extremely easy to set up and can make a big difference when editing the photos for fantastic high-end results back at the editing studio.  Photographers can group their shots from the day into categories with companion color checker chart shots and build their profiles for specific lighting conditions.  The software included with the target generates custom profiles for RAW image sets.  Here is a short video from the X-Rite photo blog explaining quickly how to adjust the white balance.

 

 

Also! this product has been complimented on the fact that its compact and protected in a durable case - which apparently has not been the style of color charts past.  For much more detailed information on this product and/or to purchase it for your own photographer’s tool-kit, please visit the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport page.

 

Teena - IT Supplies, Inc

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