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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.

Drop-in day 12th June

Come and see us 12/06/13

Color Confidence Drop-in day 12th June

Drop-in day 12th June

WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE marks the next opportunity for you to drop-in to discuss all things colour management.

Quiz the experts

Our experts will be on hand to give you professional product demonstrations and best practice tips to help you get the best out of your equipment.

Whether it’s how to properly profile your printer, which professional monitor will best suit your requirements, or how to use the latest image editing software, our team will be here to help.

What’s on display?

  • A comprehensive range of the latest professional and colour accurate monitors, including the range of new generation LED backlight displays from NEC and Eizo.
  • Monitor and printer calibration devices from X-Rite
  • Extensive image editing software and tutorials with DxO, Franzis and onOne
  • Pantone colour guides –the latest editions and learn which best suit your needs
  • Accessories ranging from Rain Design and Booq, to LMP and a range of Pantone lifestyle products
  • Color Confidence Services – an opportunity to discuss your challenges and how you can benefit from our range of services

Our Drop-in Days take place at our head office in Birmingham, and run from 10:00 to 16:00; best of all, it’s completely FREE.

Register now

Expert Introductions to…

I mentioned last week that we’re now offering great training opportunities.

Well, I’m pleased to report that we have our first course offering three bite-sized modules! Topics will cover an introduction to the key areas of colour management and digital imaging – with the intention of sharpening your skills and helping you gain a better understanding.

Three 30 minute sessions will cover:

  1. Light & Shade – Ever wondered how can you create the optimum physical environment to capture that perfect image, or whether you can accurately match what you see on-screen to what you print? Both answers will probably involve a consistent light source, or perhaps something like a PChOOD addition to correctly configure your monitor.
  2. Profiles and Colour – We’ll overview the basics of this important subject – specifically, just what is a ‘profile’ exactly? How should you use them? What is the difference between sRGB and Adobe RGB – and when should you use them?
  3. Choosing the rightMonitor – Monitors are a crucial component to the colour manager, and as a result, buying a new one is a major decision. We look to highlight the key things to look out for when deciding which monitor is right for you and your needs. Don’t understand all the technical jargon – we’ll do our best to explain it all. We’ll also compare and explain choosing between big and small gamut, IPS versus sPVA panels, brightness, resolution and lots more

Training takes place at our Spectrum Point HQ in Birmingham. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in practical demonstrations of the advantages of working in RAW workflow and using the award-winning ColorMunki.

If you’re interested, click here for more information.

We’re looking to do more of these sessions too, so if there’s anything you’d like us to cover, please let us know or comment below!

Adam Borriello
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