Two Cameras – One Color Output
Feb 2017 07

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The ability to accurately render color is important in photography. Product, Fashion and Art Reproduction photographers are several examples of people who require faithful color reproduction. Camera calibration is an important component to attain faithful results. However, there is another application for camera calibration that is just as important – consistency between cameras.

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Achieving color harmony manually can take a lot of time in post-production but the SpyderCHECKR or SpyderCHECKR 24 makes it easy and precise. Capture an image of either of these products in the same lighting as the subject of your image. You will use this image as a reference image that will provide consistent information the SpyderCHECKR software can use to adjust color. This software works as a plugin for Lightroom and Hasselblad Phocus but can be used as a stand-alone application if you are using Adobe Camera Raw. The SpyderCHECKR software analyses the reference image and creates an HSL (Hue, Saturation & Luminance) adjustment. Simply apply this adjustment in Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw or Hasselblad Phocus to an image or group of images in the same light as the reference image for a quick and simple way to create consistent color between cameras in any lighting.

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Using multiple cameras is common practice for wedding and event photographers. It is important that all their cameras render color the same way. However, not all applications of consistent color rendition are professionally focused. For example, SpyderCHECKR can be used by a group of friends using multiple cameras on vacation to create a photobook or slideshow. No matter the application, color harmony is important to help tell a cohesive story with your images. SpyderCHECKR or SpyderCHECKR 24 makes it easy and fast.

 

Patrick Coyne