« on: September 01, 2014, 05:10:23 PM »
Bro, the simple truth is, if you want to play in this league, you're going to have to sack up and invest a little bit. I'm assuming, and truly hope, that when you print you turn off any color correction or management by the printing lab. That means, if your print comes back not looking ideal, you're out the money and can't get a refund. Hardware like the DataColor will easily pay for itself. It's just one of those pieces of gear that you need, kind of like a tripod if you do landscape photography.
It's such a jaw dropping, amazing, and enlightening experience the first time you run the color calibration software on your monitor. It allows you to switch back and forth between calibrated and uncalibrated at the click of a mouse button, and you just begin to wonder how you ever even edited photos on the vomit-like uncalibrated settings of the monitor.
Do you know the story of the Texas A&M Aggies' 12th man? Well, a practice player is in the stands and there are some injuries in the game and they pull him from the stands and he sits along the sideline.
He doesn't even get into the game... That's me.. I'm on the sideline... sure my gear is the same as the people on the field, but I don't really get to put it into action...
Maybe that's a bad analogy... but at the very least I don't want my family photos looking like crap... so maybe I do get to be the QB in the backyard football game @ Thanksgiving.