X-Rite ColorChecker Passport 2 [ENG]
AN ESSENTIAL INSTRUMENT
Today I want to tell my experience with a tool that I consider essential in all my photographic activity, the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport2.
This tool has now become essential in order to really have a photographic result as I have always imagined.
The images are perfect already during shooting, which is important for those who are dedicated to nature photography.
Why is ColorChecker Passport2 important?
Maintaining the consistency of the colors during the acquisition and post-production phases is one of the fundamental characteristics of a photograph, especially in the digital age.
With the ColorChecker Passport 2, any professional photographer or amateur can quickly and easily balance white balance when shooting.
In fact thanks to the presence of the compartment dedicated to the balance of white and 18% gray it is possible to create a perfect measurement directly in the camera.
In this way we no longer have photographs with altered balances, but we immediately see in the room what we have before our eyes.
COMPACT AND LIGHT
Thanks to its structure it is very comfortable to be able to carry with you in your photo backpack.
Built in impact-resistant material, it is suitable for any outdoor photo session.
PROFILE OF THE CAMERA
Thanks to the profiling of the camera, the ColorCheker Passport 2 guarantees perfect colors in the acquisition phase both in the post-production phase.
Thanks to the ColorCheker Passport 2 software, compatible with most Post Production tools, it is in fact possible to profile each photograph and obtain perfect colors without any alteration.
WHY DO I RECOMMEND?
In my work as a nature photographer I always try to get a perfect result already during shooting.
I think the beautiful photographs are those that really represent reality.
Personally a photograph must be 90% perfect when I upload it to my computer and I don’t have to spend so much time developing it and above all I don’t have to / don’t want to alter what I’ve seen with my eyes.
Thanks to ColorCheker Passport 2, every photograph is created as I really see the landscapes in front of me.
The infallible white balance allows me to avoid spending so much time in the development phase looking for the correct balance.
But above all the colors, very important, are all correctly calibrated.
To the File that comes out of the camera and is imported into Lightroom, for example, there is nothing left to do but “fix” it with small modifications of lights and shadows and in about 1 minute it is ready to be printed and uploaded to my platforms.