top of page
  • Writer's pictureAmy Laskye

See the Difference

Hey everyone! So, let's dive into something that recently blew my mind and might just do the same for you. It's all about the magic (and absolute necessity) of using a calibrated monitor, especially when we're talking about professional images. Trust me, this is a game-changer.

Picture this: there I was, editing away some images, feeling pretty good about the day’s work. I even went ahead and posted a photo of myself because, why not? Then, bam! My computer decides it's the perfect time to remind me to calibrate my monitor. At first, I was like, “Yeah, yeah, I’ll get to it.” But curiosity got the better of me, and boy, am I glad it did!

After calibrating, I revisited the photo I just posted and... WOW. It was like seeing the world with a new pair of glasses. The color accuracy was off the charts compared to before. My skin tone, the background, my sweater – everything popped in a way I hadn’t realized was missing. It was a stark reminder that without a properly calibrated monitor, what you see can be wildly different from the true colors of your photos.

Now, you might be thinking, "Okay, but does it really matter?" Let me tell you, it matters more than you'd think. For us professionals, or anyone serious about their photography, color accuracy is not just a fancy term; it's the backbone of our work. It ensures that the beautiful sunset you captured looks as breathtaking in print as it did through your lens, or that the skin tones in your portraits are as authentic and vibrant as your subjects.

Calibrating your monitor might seem like a small step, but it's like tuning an instrument before a concert. It ensures that what you're creating will resonate with true beauty and accuracy. It’s about honoring the moment you captured and presenting it in its truest form.

And here’s the thing, whether you’re a pro photographer, a passionate hobbyist, or someone who appreciates the beauty in the details, using a calibrated monitor is your secret weapon. It’s what separates the “looks good” from the “wow, that’s incredible” reactions.

At the end of the day, photography is about capturing life’s moments exactly as they are – in all their glorious colors. And if a simple step like monitor calibration can make such a massive difference, count me in. It's about making sure that when you share your work, it’s as true to life as possible. After all, isn’t that what photography is all about?

So, here's to not just capturing moments but capturing them right. Let's calibrate our monitors and make sure the colors in our photos do justice to the beauty we see through our lenses. Trust me, your photography will thank you, and so will everyone who gets to see your work in its truest, most vibrant form. Cheers to that!

11 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page