Why do your photos look sooo good

Posted on November 17th, by pimpedphotos.com in Blog, Tips. Comments Off on Why do your photos look sooo good

Why do your photos look sooo good

Had a question the other day about the quality of my pics.

“It looks awesome on your screen but looks a bit off on mine”

There are a number of factors at play here:
*everyone sees colours (or to be precise, light) differently
*different monitors
*different media (monitors vs print)
*different ambient lighting
*and so on

Rather than make it a science lesson, here are the basics:
*it is extremely difficult to get all output the same
*the best you can do is to get very very close to what the artist/photographer had in mind

The cheap way, they will improve any uncalibrated monitor.

Before you start make sure you:
*have your monitor on for a few minutes to allow for it to settle down
*have consistent, comfortably dark lighting in your room (ambient lighting)
*have your eyes looking at the monitor, in that room for a few minutes. Your eyes need to adjust too.

Use a monitor calibration chart, just google it and you’ll find a few:
(Simple calibration chart)
(A few more tests)

The not so cheap way:
(Spyder 3-hardware calibration tool)
Read the instructions before using this

The pimped way:
Get a pro calibrated monitor and a bank loan.

Naturally, there is way more to this than just calibration. Maybe in the next blog…



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