NOTE: GPS/mapping will take you around the corner. Follow the "how to find us" above once you're at Houghton & Bilby.
HOW TO FIND US: From Bilby & Houghton go east on Bilby (only choice) to first left (Courtland) then go 100 yards and turn right at roundabout onto E Valley Quail Drive, will be third house on right. Meetup sign on tree and under address on house.
!-PLEASE ARRIVE BY 11:45AM AS THE CLASS STARTS AT NOON PROMPTLY. If you have any troubles finding us feel free to call[masked]-!
** Who's this for: Anyone interested in knowing what their images really look like. From the newest newbie to most advanced professional, you'll need this information now, rather than later. Otherwise you're in for disappointing results when printing, have printed or others view your work. Without calibration what you think you see is very, very far off as we'll demonstrate.
* Color calibration/Monitor Profiling: is a MUST DO if you want any hope in knowing what your images will look in print and to others. To spend anytime editing your images on a non-calibrated system, sadly, is just a waste of time.
* Most available information is either too technical, confusing or just straight out wrong.
* We will: Calibrate & Profile an industry standard professional high end NEC PA271W ($[masked]) monitor with their provided software and hardware (there will be two of these systems for you to get some hands on experience with).
* We will: Calibrate & Profile a typical consumer monitor, Samsung T-260 ($260.00), using the very popular SpyderPro system.
* We will: Discuss & demonstrate "wide gamut" vs "standard".
* We will: Compare side by side the NEC and Samsung profiled systems using the exact same images for YOU TO NOW KNOW and UNDERSTAND which level of system is right for you.
* We will: Demonstrate the difference/how far off a non-calibrated system is. I want you to KNOW what the difference is, not just take someone's word for it.
* We will: Demonstrate the difference between editing monitors (IPS panels) and the common consumer (TN) panels. Again, you will now KNOW yourself the differences.
** This is very important as many users are buying the wrong type of monitors on good intentioned, but ill, advice. Then buying calibration kits and think the results are correct when in fact they still have systems that are far off.
* We will: Learn, without confusing you, what a color space is (ProPhoto, Adobe98, sRGB), what each is for and when to use, and just as importantly not use a certain one.
* We will not: concern ourselves with intricacies of, as example, color spaces that we have no control over or will never need unless we want to design our own. It would be akin to making sure you knew how your fuel injection system worked in your car to drive it. Don't need to know, and ya don't want to know!
* Chilled bottle water will be provided
* Please bring something to take notes with and a clipboard or similar to write on. Hand outs will be provided so there shouldn't be too much need for note taking anyway.
** You will leave understanding vs confused this all too confusing topic that is a must know.
**** EXTRA PERK *** AFTER THIS IS OVER YOU ARE WELCOME TO HANG AROUND A FEW HOURS AND WE CAN TALK SHOP, PLAY WITH LIGHTING IN THE STUIDO, ETC.. JUST PLAIN OL HAVE FUN, bring your camera if ya want! ***