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Do you See What I See?
Have you ever walked into a store that had a wall of tv's playing the same show, but they all looked different? Some monitors are a little green, some a little yellow, some are darker or brighter, and for that reason some of the images flashing across the screen look good, while others really are bad. Now you may be wondering why I'm mentioning this, and I promise, I have a point. When you look at photography from an online gallery from a photographer, what you are seeing on your screen, could be way off from what the images really look like. Photographers calibrate their screens to be the correct brightness and colors before ordering their images, making sure everything looks perfect before posting, but we often forget about the person on the other side. The client browsing our images from their phones or computer or ipad, every one of those devices is going to show the colors and detail differently. You may look at an image and think 'wow, that is really dark' or 'that image is a weird color' but it's probably not the image, it's probably the screen the image is being viewed on. This is one of the main reasons I am going to switch to an in person reveal session for my clients to see their images, I want to make sure they are seeing them correctly, and as they are meant to be seen. (It's also nice to see their reactions, as they are excited to finally get to view them). So before you brush off a photo as bad the next time you are looking at images, just keep it in the back of your mind.. is that my screen?
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