Communicating Colour 2018

Tuesday June 19th 2018

Milstein Room, Cambridge University Library | West Road | CB3 9DR Cambridge | United Kingdom – 09:00 to 17:15 (BST)

Hello to all colleagues, who are colour curious and would like to meet for a one day ‘unconference’ in Cambridge on the 19th June 2018 to discuss colour calibration, colour standards and industry practices. The aim is to share knowledge with others and to learn from each other.

On the evening of Monday 18th June we have organised punting on the river Cam and dinner & drinks for anyone who is around, so if you would like to participate in these networking activities please let me know when you email for tickets. Note: these activities will incur an extra cost.

Here is the final schedule.
Monday 18th June
17:45 – punting – meeting spot is Bridge Street / Quayside
19:30 – drinks and food at the Punter (not included in the tickets)

Tuesday 19th June
09:00 – Tea coffee and greetings
09:15 – Lightning talks part 1
11:15 – Tea & Coffee
11:30 – Lightning talks part 2
12:00 – Workshop
………….Meeting the standards – Andrew Bruce
Linear curves, spectral measurement, colour temperature, colour rendering index,              colour spaces, exposure, gain modulation, light geometry, device characterisation,              the DeltaE 2000 formula and imaging standards compliance. This session aims to introduce these terms, fundamental to communicating colour, in the context of creating and using an in-situ camera profile. This session aims to provide a more theoretical          explanation of the workflow so as to provide a background and context for problem solving if things go wrong.
12:30 – Lunch Break / Studio Tour
………..  Behind the Scenes of Digital Content Unit – tour of the studio – Amélie Deblauwe
DCU is a key part of the Cambridge University Library’s Research Collections Directorate. Over many years, we have built up considerable expertise in providing imaging and licensing services around the Library’s collections and other photographic needs. The Photography team provides a range of high quality imaging services. We work closely with the Digital Library Unit and the Special Collections Department to provide bespoke and comprehensive digitisation services. Here’s a little video to whet your
13:30 – Workshops parallel session
……..1. Display Colour Management – Victor Aberdeen
This session will explain how the monitor displays your images, the factors that can affect the image you see on screen and the best practices to get accurate colour and tonal
reproduction. Victor Aberdeen has worked in professional imaging for many years and has extensive experience in the computer industry, enabling him to guide you from your image
capture to the image you see on screen.
……..2. Colour calibration and validation – Scott Maloney, Maciej Pawlikowski
This workshop is aimed to those who are looking for a quick and hassle-free workflow using the website. We will explain how to create colour profiles easily and check their performance. The process of measuring targets will help you to understand how much can be lost and preserved in translation from analogue to digital. Would you like to create your own target? It might be a good starting point……

14:30 – Discussion 1 – Issues around colour management.
15:30 – Tea & Coffee
15:45 – Discussion on “turning theory into practice”
16:45 – Summary and closing remarks

Please remember this event is open to AHFAP Members only, so if you are not one yet then this is a great opportunity to join up!
Tickets are £25 per person for the day of the 19th and £35 including the punting the evening before. To purchase tickets please email me with your interest and you will be sent a invite for payment shortly.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you,
Maciej Pawlikowski