Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 1:31PM
In latest submissions I realized the big difference that I have in brightness/lightness on my photos that I see on my monitor and later when uploaded to iStock. The reason of many this week rejections were the uneven lightning and flat/dull colors... The evaluators are right, when I see a photo which has been uploaded, it looks really darker than it is on my monitor...
How should I settle this out?
Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 1:39PM
Monitor calibration and profiling is a good place to start.
Ive posted this a dozen times over the years, but I still think it's one of the best and easiest ways to see what your monitor is capable of showing. You should be able to see all of the gradations and all of the circles in the circles. But some monitors are just beyond hope and no amount of twiddling with their settings can coax them into showing what they're not capable of showing.
Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 1:42PM
The best is to learn to check brightness via the histogram . If you use photoshop open 'levels' and see if the histogram goes to the end .
Here's an example of two images and their histograms .
Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 1:50PM
If you can't get a hardware calibrator....then here is another "by eye" set of tools:http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/monitor_calibration.htm