One would think that most professional photographers would work in a colour managed workflow, but according a recent survey in the Leica User Forum most photographers stop at calibrating their monitor.
While calibrating your monitor is an important and crucial step, you should really consider calibrating both your printer and camera if you want predictable and repeatable results, especially if you print out your photos on your own printer. While software and hardware for colour management traditionally has been quite expensive and difficult, or at least challenging, to operate there are options at a reasonable price. One such is the Spyder 5 Studio portfolio from Datacolor, which you can use to calibrate both your monitor and printer, and make basic calibration of your camera.
We have tested the Spyder 5 Studio, as well as Datacolor’s more advanced camera calibration tool Spyder Checkr.