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The Color Checker

A color checker contains 24 color swatches that represent colors found in everyday scenes, including skin tones, sky, and foliage. It also contains red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow, which are the colors used in most printing devices. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it has six shades of gray.

The process for using a color checker is very similar to using a gray card. You place it in the scene so that it is illuminated in the same way as the subject. Photograph the scene once with the color checker in place, and then remove it and shoot away. You should create a reference photo each time you shoot in a new lighting environment, or when you change power output settings on your speedlight or studio strobe.


  

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