X-Rite Offers Free Web Seminars on Color Management

The color masters at X-Rite has just announced a free set of webinars for the month of June, teaching color management for pros and amateurs alike.



X-Rite — makers of the eternally useful ColorChecker chart — have announced a free series of webinars that they will be broadcasting this month. Each week will see a different topic, but always with the underlying theme of color management. If you're not free to watch the seminar when it broadcasts live, you can catch them all on X-Rite's archive page.

What topics are they covering this month? Here's the full rundown:

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT and 1:00 PM EDT RAW COLOR POWER with Adobe® Lightroom® and the ColorChecker Passport Professional photographers and photo enthusiasts will learn how to bring their digital photography color to a new level. This webinar will instruct attendees on how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click, maintain color control and consistency and achieve superior color results in a fraction of the time. Topics that will be covered include: Creating and Using Camera Profiles Custom White Balance with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport One click accurate color edits Matching color response of two or more cameras Matching color response under different lighting conditions Color editing in Adobe® Lightroom® Color editing in Adobe® Photoshop®** ** Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT and 3:00 PM EDT Wildlife and Nature Photography, Too! In this free webinar, wildlife and nature photographer, Juan Pons will share some of his best techniques and tips for making exciting nature and wildlife photographs. He will share the techniques he uses for attracting wildlife, finding interesting and exciting places to photograph close to home and how to make excellent wildlife and nature images in the process.** **

Juan will discuss the necessity of good color management workflow and the tools he uses – X-Rite ColorChecker Passport and ColorMunki Photo. In addition, he uses Silver Efex Pro 2 and other NIK Software solutions to enhance and expand his raw capture images. Topics that will be covered include: Getting extraordinary shots in ordinary places Techniques for attracting wildlife Finding interesting places near you NIK Software solutions for enhanced images Using ColorChecker Passport for camera profiles Profiling a color monitor and projector with X-Rite ColorMunki Photo** ** Thursday, June 23, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT Take Control of Your Color and Unleash Your Creativity with Brian Matiash This webinar is the first in a series co-hosted by X-Rite and onOne Software. For those curious about HDR photography and advanced amateur photographers shooting in RAW, Brian Matiash, of onOne Software, will show how to incorporate X-Rite color management solutions, including the ColorChecker Passport and ColorMunki Photo into a photographer’s workflow. He’ll show photographers how simple color management can be and the important role it plays in achieving great looking images.** **In addition, Brian will use the onOne Perfect Photo Suite to take his foundation image and stylize it so that it becomes truly memorable. Topics that will be covered include:** ** Getting the exposures you need Color management begins at capture Monitor calibration for a color managed workflow Using onOne Perfect Photo Suite to stylize images Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT and 1:00 PM EDT Beyond Monitor Calibration – Get Prints That Match Your Display! Perfect for wedding, portrait and landscape photographers as well as photo lab professionals and photo enthusiasts doing their own printing, this webinar, featuring the award-winning X-Rite ColorMunki Photo, will teach attendees how to put a color managed workflow in place from image capture through printer output including creating custom profiles and learning how to use them correctly to produce prints that match a display every time. Topics that will be covered include: Monitor to Print Matching (Calibration and Profiling) Obtaining consistent color in camera Benefits of creating and using custom printer profiles Soft-proofing in Adobe® Photoshop® Applying printer profiles in Photoshop® Digital Projector Profiling

To sign up for any of the seminars, just click through the link to the respective page, and fill in your details. The webinars run an hour long, and are going out live, so you'll also be able to pester the presenters over any questions you might have, hopefully gaining you some useful insight into making sure that the colors on your shot come out perfectly.