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How to Use a Color Checker for Perfect Color in Photos

It will come as shock to no one that digital cameras are as complex as the manufacturing processes that make them. Thanks to the wizardry of Steven Sasson, our photographic pursuits are inextricably linked to the cold mass of integrated circuits, photovoltaic diodes, and the other discrete components that make up our modern tools.

Why Do Photographers Spend So Much on Monitors?

One of the most important tools in a photographer's toolkit is something many may be surprised by - a color-accurate monitor. But why are they so expensive, and why should a photographer spend so much on one?

How the Calibration Tool in Adobe Lightroom Actually Works

One of the most misunderstood tools in Adobe Lightroom is the Calibration tool. This is kind of a shame, because it's also one of the most powerful tools available to us as photographers, both from a correction perspective and a creative perspective.

PSA: Some Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Lenses Have a Calibration Issue

Tamron's 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras has been a huge hit since it was announced. But buyer beware: the company has released a product advisory after discovering that some lenses suffer from a calibration issue, resulting in poor performance.

BenQ SW270C Photo Editing Monitor Review: Worth the Upgrade

BenQ has finally launched the SW270C monitor, the successor to the best-selling 27-inch SW2700PT model, which has been a favorite among budget-conscious photographers. I had the pleasure to be one of the first European photographers to test the new SW270C, and made sure to properly put it through its paces for one whole month before writing this review.

Why and How to Calibrate Your Lenses for Razor-Sharp Autofocus

When we finally pluck up the courage to purchase an expensive lens, we expect them to be perfect right? Unfortunately, no matter how good the lens is, there are always going to be minor differences when we attach it to our specific camera.

This is the Power of Sigma’s $60 Lens Dock for Fixing Focus

Sigma's Art series of lenses are already praised for their image quality and sharpness, but you can hone that sharpness even more by adjusting the focus of your lens using Sigma's USB Dock. Photographer Kyle Kozinski recently discovered just how much of a difference it can make.

Your Display Profile May Be Wrong

Your display profile may be wrong. How is that for a bold statement! But it may very well be true, even if you do it regularly on schedule. Display calibration and profiling is a must for all digital photographers.

Video: A Primer on Color Spaces and Having a Color-Managed Photo Workflow

For some photographers, no term strikes more fear into one’s heart than "Color Spaces." The idea that different devices, along with our eyes, perceive light differently can seem confusing. Anyone that has gone to print one of their photographs probably knows that it can take some know-how to ensure your images are correctly represented on paper.

If you're new to the world of color theory, photographer Forrest Tanaka wants to help: in the 13-minute video above, he explains color spaces in an easy-to-understand way.

FoCal 2 Lets You Compare Autofocus Test Results and See Prior Tests

FoCal today announced Version 2 of its automated camera calibration software that helps photographers calibrate the microfocus adjustment on their cameras. The new update will allow users of the software compare their autofocus test results with other users and see previous tests you've run to better see how your gear is performing.