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The new SpyderBLOG


We are happy to announce, that Datacolor has joined the blogger community. Recent news about all aspects of photography is now only one click away.

If you'd like to get updates on what we're doing regionally and worldwide at a more frequent pace, we'd like to invite you to subscribe to our Facebook page.



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Recent news about all aspects of photography

Are you a passionate and ambitious photographer? A creative web designer? Then you will be interested to hear, that the new SpyderBLOG is online.

Be a part of it: Get tips and tricks from our experts, learn all about how to use our products and the new trends in the industry. Reach out and stay connected with like-minded people all around the globe and establish yourself as an expert. Benefit from our expertise and other knowledgeable fellow bloggers. Do you have something to say? We invite you to express your thoughts and opinions.

Get in touch and share your passion. http://blog.datacolor.com/


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Promotion - SpyderCHECKR PRO
Special offer! 

The new SpyderCHECKR PRO offers a comprehensive solution for camera and scene color control. The bundle consists of a SpyderCUBE and SpyderCHECKR.

Features & Benefits:

  • Consistent Color Control
  • Neutral Gray target & Gray ramp
  • Extensive skintone samples
  • Durable, eco-friendly selfcasing construction
  • Instantly correct image neutrality
  • Easy-to-use SpyderCHECKR software
Take advantage of this special offer!

SpyderCHECKR now supports Phocus from Hasselblad and is THE tool to calibrate the color output of your camera.

Click here for a short video guide.


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New Online Seminars
Expand your horizont

Monitor calibration - short and easy: August 8, 2012 4:00pm MET

This clarifies the question if your monitor is suitable for the calibration and which preconditions must be created for it. Log into this free online seminar, and take the opportunity to address questions with our expert. Register now!

Advanced Uses of the SpyderCUBE: August 15, 2012 9:00pm MET Register now!

Now in Spanish: For all Spanish speaking Spyder fans we offer an online seminars and the opportunity to win a SpyderCUBE. Register today!

« Post-producción » de confianza gracias a la gestion de color de fácil uso: July 25th, 2012 6:30pm MET


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Tutorial and Promotion
Set white balance with DxO Optics Pro and Datacolor SpyderCUBE

Set white balance with DxO Optics Pro and Datacolor SpyderCUBE.

This tutorial

will show you how to adjust the white balance to compensate for the color cast that can be caused by certain kinds of artificial lighting (such as tungsten or neon), to give your images a more natural look.

In case you don't have DxO Optics Pro or further DxO products, you can take advantage of the exclusive Datacolor customer offer and save up to 30% on DxO products.

This offer is only available on the DxO website by using the promotional code:

DATACOLOR_2012

Offer is only valid for customers in Europe on the following products: DxO Optics Pro - Elite, DxO Optics Pro - Standard, DxO FilmPack - Expert and DxO FilmPack - Essential.


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Summer-Workshop 2012 (July 29th - August 4th)
with Andreas H. Bitesnich

For many years Datacolor has partnered with Andreas H. Bitesnich for his summer workshops. The world-renowned photographer takes special care of the participants. Work is done in small groups, which gives you the opportunity to learn the tips and tricks of Andreas H. Bitesnich. The results speak for themselves. The influence of Bitesnich's work is portrayed in this video from last year's workshop.

Does this sound interesting? Don't miss your last chance to register for his workshop.

For those who can't attend the workshop, there is an opportunity to participate in the online seminar on

August 29th, 2012 at 8.00pm MET

about all aspects of color management, which is held by Datacolor's coach Oliver Mews and Andreas H. Bitesnich. After the seminar you will have the opportunity to ask questions in an interactive discussion.

Register now!


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Friend with Vision:
Lukasz Wolejko-Wolejszo

The photos by this international fashion and advertising photographer, who is based in Berlin, are characterized by their romantic and sensual look.

The young photographer was born in Bydgoszcz (Poland) and spent most of his life in Germany, where he attended school and graduated. He draws his inspiration from music and his learning stage in Paris. His customers appreciate the authentic and uninhibited charisma of the models in his pictures. The line between enactment and snapshot seems very narrow. Along with a cinematic visual language, he also captures emotion in his pictures. Anyone who thinks that only people can have their picture taken in this way are proven wrong when Lukasz manages to stage objects with the same style. Our "Friend with Vision" knows how to convey the fact that the identity of a brand is always associated with the transfer of emotions. Therefore national and international agencies and magazines belong to his database of clients.

You can find more information and pictures on his website.


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Lightroom Tipp
Soft Proofing now available in Lightroom 4

A new feature, important for photographers, has been added to Lightroom 4: Soft Proofing. Soft proofing is needed whenever you want to view and adjust an image for output to a specific printer; or if you want to see what an image would look like on a standard-gamut (sRGB) monitor, from your wide gamut display.

Choose your image in the "library" mode, and change to the "develop" mode. A "Soft Proofing" checkbox will appear in the toolbar below the picture (1 in illustration). One click and the corresponding options will show up below the histogram (2 in illustration). Now you can choose the desired profile, select a Rendering Intent - and you are finished. Even the simulation of paper tone and ink saturation is displayed.

Please keep an eye on the SpyderBlog for a comprehensive article on Lightroom Softproofing by David Saffir, which should be posted there within the next month.


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