So tell me, what do you think of this picture? Nice looking guy, right? This is my son, who by the way placed first in his age group (pardon the proud mom moment). But that’s not what I want to talk about today. I’m curious, how does it look on your monitor?
The reason I ask is because I used Lightroom on my laptop to process it. Long story short, I thought I’d relax and be more comfortable as I worked. Well, I immediately found myself struggling to focus through my progressive lenses (the narrowest part being for viewing the screen) on the little 8-inch or so, uncalibrated monitor, and struggling with the viewing angle of the monitor, which we all know changes what you see. So other than for the crop, I wasn’t really sure if the color corrections or other edits I was making were actually helping or hurting.
Okay, so maybe I’m a little obsessive-compulsive when it comes to my photos. He is only using the pictures for his FB and Instagram after all. But when I returned to the photos on my website, viewing them on my “Photo” monitor, content aside, I did not like what I saw. This also happens to be true in reverse; photos that look great on my calibrated “photo” monitor don’t always look so hot on other monitors/devices. I know, I’m probably over thinking this, especially since photos are viewed on so many different devices. But, still, I want to show the best possible image… that’s just the way I am. Heck, even the photos taken with my phone and shared always get a little extra love through Snapseed…
It’s back to my tried & true (and big) monitor for me, and knowing that at least I am 100 percent satisfied before my images are sent out to be seen regardless of monitor/device it is viewed on.
Until Next time,