Monthly Archives: November 2014

Color Confidence Digital Imaging Workshop’s bridge gap for colour management training events in the UK

The latest Color Confidence Digital Imaging Workshop has helped to educate, both amateur and professional photographers, on the importance of the colour workflow process from camera through to print.

Event feedback forms collected at last week’s Digital Imaging Workshop found that many people were keen for Color Confidence to continue to host colour management events in the UK, with 41% of delegates travelling over 50 miles to attend the event.

Color Confidence, Europe’s leading supplier to the photography market, held the Digital Imaging Workshop at The Rep in Birmingham last week Wednesday.

The day was split into a morning of seminars and an afternoon of interactive activities, with guests having the option to attend just the morning session or stay for the full day event. In total 92% of attendees stayed for the full event, with 33% requesting to see colour management tutorials.

The morning consisted of four seminars with guest speakers from Adobe, Macphun Software, DxO and a session with Fashion and Beauty Photographer Andy Kruzcek.

In the afternoon guests were given the option to choose two of the following three activities, a photowalk with professional photographer Andy Kruzcek, an Adobe workflow seminar with David Mallows, or a specialist 1-2-1 training session with their chosen vendor.

There was a trade and exhibition area open throughout the day with technical specialists from some of the world’s leading manufacturers including NEC, X-Rite, DxO, EIZO, Macphun Software, Epson, Manfrotto and Tecco.

“For over 30 years we have been committed to training, education and technical support,” says Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director at Color Confidence. “Our latest report has found that there is demand to run events of this calibre in the UK, with many people willing to travel great lengths to find out more about the colour workflow process.”

Color Confidence offer a range of professional training courses and consultancy services with packages to suit users of all levels, from individual photographers and imaging professionals, to large-scale publishing houses and multinational companies.

There were a total of 50 attendees at the Digital Imaging Workshop. All attendees were entered into a prize draw to win a brand new NEC monitor. The winner was announced on the day.

Prize draw winner

We were please to announce Philip Higgins as the prize draw winner of a brand new NEC monitor.

EIZO Introduce New Competitively Priced Graphics Monitor With Adobe RGB Coverage

photo_bigEIZO has launched a new competitively priced 24.1 inch ColorEdge monitor that fits the varying needs and budgets of all levels of photographers and graphic design professionals. The ColorEdge CS240 offers advanced features not usually available with cost-performance monitors such as a wide colour gamut, brightness uniformity and hardware calibration.

The ColorEdge CS240 has an impressively wide-gamut IPS (in-plane switching) with a 1920 x 1200 resolution display and reproduces 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space. The innovative LED backlight reduces power consumption to just 27 watts during typical operation and the flicker-free on-screen image display helps prevent eye fatigue.

EIZO’s DUE (digital uniformity equaliser) technology compensates for uniformity errors common to all LCD panels to produce more even brightness and colour across the screen. The dedicated calibration software supports compatibility with a wide range of third-party calibration devices.

The ColorEdge CS240 comes equipped with DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI input terminals. With the DisplayPort input, the monitor offers 10-bit display (more than one billion colours simultaneously) from a 16-bit look-up table. In addition, it can display 10-bit colour via the HDMI input terminal with Deep Colour applicable devices.

The ColorEdge CS240 comes complete with EIZO’s own ColorNavigator 6 calibration software. This offers several advanced functions such as measuring the white of the paper to be used for printing for better screen-to-print matching and profile validation for verifying calibration results. Updates to ColorNavigator 6 are available free of charge at www.eizoglobal.com.

The ColorEdge CS240 is backed by a five-year manufacturer’s warranty including the LCD panel. This is at least two years more than the warranty of most monitors to ensure a long service life and low total cost of ownership.

The ColorEdge CS240 is available from Color Confidence. For more information and to purchase your monitor, visit: www.colorconfidence.com

Win A Colour Workflow Bundle!

Color-Confidence-bundle

This month, we are giving you the chance to win a huge bundle of prizes, including an NEC E223 monitor, Macphun Creative Kit software and an i1Display Pro, plus lots more!

This prize bundle, worth almost £700, is designed to help you manage and improve your colour workflow from capture, to edit, to print.

Up for grabs in this fantastic prize bundle are the following products:

  • ColorChecker Passport - Ensures the images you capture are accurate in colour.
  • i1Display Pro - Calibrator that ensures your monitor, tablet or projector is colour calibrated
  • Creative Kit - This award winning image editing bundle from Macphun includes Snapheal and Intensify Pro softwares
  • NEC E233 Multisync Monitor - A 22 inch high definition LED monitor
  • Tecco Paper - 2 boxes of A3 Sepia Satin Portrait paper for outstanding prints.

To be in with a chance of winning this brilliant colour workflow bundle, all you have to do is show us your best images of ‘Colour’.

These could be abstract close-ups, images featuring a strong, vibrant colour, animals with pretty colourings, or a beautiful natural occurrence, such as a sunrise or sunset. We want to see how you can incorporate colour in different ways into your images. Get creative and show us your best ‘Colour’ themed images!

The competition closes at midnight on 30 November 2014. For more information and to enter now, take a look at the Competition page.

Good Luck!