Datacolor has launched a survey to explore UK photographers’ usage and knowledge of colour management in their photographic workflow. The survey aims to capture a snapshot of the UK photography community in order to detail insights into how colour management is incorporated into their workflow and discover their opinions on the impact it has on the quality of their work.
Survey participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a Spyder5 upon completion of the survey.
To complete the survey, visit
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Until June 6th, customers can save over £130 on Spyder products through qualified retail stores as well as Datacolor’s online shop. The promotion runs in conjunction with the FUJIFILM Fotoservice pro product, where customers can save 50% on a FUJIFILM Fotoservice pro product when they purchase a qualifying Spyder product.
Datacolor Spring promotion information can be found here.
FUJIFILM Fotoservice pro promotion information can be found here.
Feeling lucky? Then don’t miss our fantastic selection of brand new prize draws worth over £6,000!
The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce 5 new photographic prize draws where photographers can enter to win products and services up to the value of over £6,000 including a camera, albums and a printer.
To enter the prize draws you will need to visit the SWPP website and fill out the required forms.
Current Prize Draws
- Win a Fujifilm Frontier-S DX100 printer and a copy of CARBON software
- Win an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera with 12-40mm PRO and 40-150mm PRO Lenses PLUS Day with Damian McGillicuddy
- Win an iPad Air 2 and Acrylic Prestige Photo Album Set
- Win a Datacolor SpyderPRINT
- Win a super swanky sample kit from Digitalab
All prizes will be drawn at The Societies’ London Photographic Convention and Trade Show in January.
Phil Jones The Societies of Photographers CEO says, “We are delighted to be hosting these fantastic prize draws at our Convention. Our Exhibitors have provided a fantastic range of equipment and services that I’m sure our delegates would love to win.”
He continues, “Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year at the Convention.”
Enter now: http://www.swpp.co.uk/competition/
The Societies have confirmed they will be hosting a free prize draw to win a Datacolor SpyderPRINT worth £250.
SpyderPRINT is the full-featured solution that professionals choose to manage colour in their print output. By selecting any combination of printer, ink and media in the software, SpyderPRINT provides a full assortment of tools to let you push the limits of advanced inkjets to create gallery quality prints in colour and black and white. SpyderPRINT gives you full control of your printer output with the ability to create any number of custom profiles to ICC Standards. Simply install the software, print your choice of targets with your printer and then use the SpyderGuide device to help step you through the easy process to calibrate and build a profile.
Enter here: http://www.swpp.co.uk/competition/
If you missed the recent Societies’ Convention then this is your chance to catch up with a free re-run of the highlights of one of the Masterclasses demystifying how to get your colours accurate and answers the following questions:
- Why the colours you see aren’t the same as they appear on your finished images?
- Does shooting in multiple lighting conditions mean that you have the same models appearing sun-tanned in some shots and pale and pasty in others?
- What is a colour profile? What does it do for me?
In this webinar Richard will take you through how to create a colour managed photographic workflow. Starting with how to make sure you capture ‘true’ colours with your cameras, he’ll help you take control of your colour accuracy through retouching to final output, be that print, web or apps.
The session, exclusively laid on for the Societies / SWPP members, will include a host of tips and tricks and end with a chance for you to type in your questions on how to optimise your workflow which can be covered at the end of the session.
For those who weren’t able to make it to the Societies Convention this will also contain any ‘while stocks last’ promotions from the show.
What Colour Management made Easy – Capturing Correct Colours – How to Create a Colour Accurate Workflow from Camera to Output
When Feb 25 2016 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (GMT)
Join Richard West on Thursday 10 December 2015 1pm (UK) for a complimentary webinar on colour management.
Continue reading “What’s New in Colour Management with Datacolor Webinar”
Adobe is pleased to announce an exciting range of seminars for The Societies’ 2016 Convention Trade Show, which takes place from the 22nd–24th January 2016 at the Hilton London Metropole.
Delegates will be able to attend these not-to-be-missed free seminars which will include Retouching with Lightroom CC, 3D Printing in Photoshop, Video Editing in Photoshop CC, Colour Management with Datacolor and much more.
Each session will also have a Q&A element, so you can talk with the speakers and ask those burning questions.
Please check the Adoobe Free Seminars Schedule for more detailed information about the seminars on the Convention website.
Book your FREE Trade Show tickets today – Pre-register before 15 January 2016 to avoid £10 entry fee to Trade Show.
The June-July 2015 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online
The 140 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, from Catherine Connor on Business, Post Processing by Michael Pilkington, John Denton’s Lighting Lab, paper reviews, Datacolor Calibration Aids, plus much more.
The cover picture is by Dave Montizambert.
You can subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year, it is also available on iOS devices through the Apple Newsstand and a Digital Edition is available to view on your computer, and HTML5 enabled smartphones and tablets.
For more information on this photographic magazine check out the following website:
If you didn’t manage to get to the Societies’ London Convention in Mid January then this webinar will cover some of the highlights of what you missed at the show.
Covering how to set up a colour accurate workflow from Capture to final output, be that print, web or even via an App, Richard West will guide you through what’s required and how to work with software such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
As usual the session will end with a chance for you to ask your questions.
What Colour Accurate Retouching made simple – Highlights from the Societies’ Convention” with Richard West – starting at 7pm GMT
When Jan 27 2015 7:00 PM GMT – 9:00 PM (CET)
Capturing Correct Colours
The Societies are pleased to announce a new colour management webinar exclusively for the Societies members from Datacolor.
Ever wondered why the colours you see aren’t the same as they appear on your finished images? Does shooting in multiple lighting conditions mean that you have the same models appearing sun-tanned in some shots and pale and pasty in others? In this free webinar Richard West will take you through how to create a colour managed photographic workflow. Starting with how to make sure you capture ‘true’ colours with your cameras, he’ll explain how to take control of your colour accuracy through retouching to final output, be that print, web or apps.
The session, exclusively for the Societies members, will include a host of tips and tricks and end with a chance for you to ask your questions on how to optimise your workflow which can be covered at the end of the session.
All attendees will qualify for exclusive discounts.
Date: Tuesday, September 9th 2014
Time: 7.00 pm (BST)
Datacolor is a global leader in colour management solutions and colour communication technology.
The Societies’ members get 20% off Datacolor products which include:
Spyder4pro to Spyder4elite Upgrade
Spydercheckr™ Replacement Color Target Cards
To take advantage of this offer check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies’ Forum.