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Spring is here!

Apparently.

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Despite being April, you’d think we’re still in the middle of January with the cold wind and patches of snow we still have on the car park.

Nevertheless, we thought now would be a good time to run through a couple of products a photographer will find useful for the longer daytime hours and sunshine (fingers crossed).

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

An essential accessory for any photographer. ColorChecker Passport features a series of colour targets to ensure you can ‘calibrate’ your camera in all environments and conditions. Just make sure the first photo of your shoot includes the Passport, and then use the included software (or Photoshop) to correct your images using the Passport’s standardised references post shoot.

Key feature: portability

X-Rite ColorMunki Display & i1Display Pro 

Calibrating your screen is the one thing above all else we recommend you do. One useful feature of these calibrators – and relevant to longer daylight hours in spring – is an ambient light measurement capability. You can get your screen automatically adjusted to the lighting conditions you work in as they change. This means you can be sure your screen is accurate regardless of where the sun is in the sky and how much light is coming through your window.

Key feature(s): speed of calibration, regular lighting condition adjustments

Booq Toploader

With spring in the air the likelihood of nipping out to take a few pictures increases. Get yourself a booq Toploader camera bag to ‘nip out’ in style, and be assured your DSLR is protected against the elements. There’s enough room for a DSLR and lens (plus lens caps, memory cards etc.) so you’ll only take what you need when spontaneity strikes.

Key feature: compact, minimalist toughness

Franzis HDR (editing coolness)

Once you’ve been out and about, edit your RAW or JPG pictures with the latest HDR effects from Franzis software. Add filters, enhance and correct your images and create original effects to add some extra impact.

Key feature: bracketing feature to work on multiple images simultaneously

Need a new DSLR camera bag?

If you’ve been lucky enough to have a shiny new DSLR for Christmas, you may be after a bag to transport it around in.

Well, we have a host of options available from Booq, and we’d like to draw your attention to the Booq Python range, in particular the Python Toploader.

Python Toploader

One of our favourite Booq bags for it’s compact style with lots of hidden pockets for storage, the Python Toploader is designed for a single DSLR and mid-sized accessories, with plenty of room for an additional lens or two.

The shoulder bag has been specifically designed to protect your DSLR with dense, all-round padding to protect your gear. A removable padded internal divider adds extra protection and prevents unwanted scuffs or scratches.

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There’s ample storage space for your smaller items like flash cards, batteries, connection cables, SD cards or your mobile phone with 2 zippered side pockets, one internal pouch under the lid, and one external pouch at the rear.

The keyword to describe this bag (and the Python range for that matter) is rugged. The outer shells is tough and waterproof meaning you can transport your camera almost everywhere safe in the knowledge it isn’t going to be damaged by the occasional bump or knock to the bag. Whilst the outside is tough, the inside is plush and sensitive to those more delicate parts of your camera.

Overall, the Toploader is perfect for a first, ‘proper’ camera bag, especially if you only have the one camera to transport around.

Vital info:

  • Exterior: 9.5 x 9.5 x 6″ (241 x 241 x 152 mm)
  • Interior: 7 × 5 × 0.50″ (178 × 127 × 13 mm)
  • Weight: 0.75 kg
  • Made from 1680D Ballistic Nylon
  • Jersey lining

You can learn more about the Python Toploader here.

Christmas gifts for photographers…

Following the launch of our Christmas Shop last week…

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… we’ll be looking more closely at our Gifts for Photographers section which lists a selection of gift ideas suited to the photographer in the family, or for yourself if you’re feeling a bit indulgent! And to further tempt you, each of the products in this section come with a free Agfa Memory Card ranging from 4 – 8GB depending on the product, allowing you to capture those festive images.

Here’s a selection of the products on offer, all of which some with a free 4 GB memory card:

X-Rite ColorMunki Smile (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • The amazingly simple monitor calibrator
  • Perfect for those new to colour management or colour science
  • Calibrates multiple displays
  • User-friendly, plug and play interface
  • Gives you a colour accurate screen in minutes to view and edit images in confidence

Color Confidence GrafiLite (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • Desktop daylight simulation
  • Produces a standardised light source for accurate image assessment
  • Powerful, energy efficient bulb rated for 10,000 hours
  • Comes with a neutral grey viewing mat
  • View proofs, printouts or images under accurate lighting conditions

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • Standalone camera DNG profiling and RAW workflow solution
  • A must have accessory for any serious photographer
  • Includes an industry standard, 24 patch classic colour reference
  • White balance target for accurate image control
  • Includes image editing software

Booq Python Toploader Camera Bag (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • Designed to carry DSLR and lenses
  • Contemporary, minimalist and practical
  • Shoulder bag
  • Tough, rugged, padded and stylish
  • Storage for flash cards, batteries, cables and phones

Browse the rest of our shop and find yourself a Christmas gift from the colour management world.