Colour Calibration from Start to Finish – a Photographic Seminar by Michael Eleftheriades

Grays of Westminster presents
Colour Calibration from Start to Finish: a Photographic Seminar by Michael Eleftheriades
Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX

Saturday, November 3rd
2.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.


Grays of Westminster are pleased to announce ‘The Definitive Colour Calibration: From Start to Finish’ seminar by Michael Eleftheriades on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX.

The seminar will comprehensively demonstrate the procedures and settings for calibrating Nikon cameras, monitors, and printers and how to manage colour-profiled workflows with consistency and reliability.

The presentation will be given by Michael Eleftheriades, Nikon Owner London Group Coordinator. He says, “Like most of us, I found the myriad of options daunting and I was never in control of my camera’s colour or the printing process, which usually ended in disaster. After many years of experimenting I finally began to ‘see the light’ and started to be in control of my workflows with predictable and controllable results. My aim in this seminar is to demonstrate my key rules and processes so that attendees can benefit too”.

This popular event will include demonstrations of the latest Spyder4 display calibrators, which were introduced at the beginning of 2012. Benefits include improved accuracy, consistency, and support for wide gamut displays and the latest LCD, LED, OLED, CRT and DLP display technologies. The event will end with a prize draw to win great prizes.

The seminar will take place from 2.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. There will then be a half-hour Q&A session until 6.00 p.m. The cost of the session will be £155 with a special price of £95 if you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber and includes afternoon tea. To book, please email only, replying to this email and providing your full name, daytime mobile and landline. If you are also a Nikon Owner subscriber, add your user name /subscription number to the email.


Seminar Agenda

The aim of the seminar is to provide attendees with the technical knowledge to calibrate their equipment and to be able to colour-manage their workflow successfully from acquisition to print. Slide notes will be sent by email to all attendees in advance of the workshop.

Part 1: General Principles

  • Colour Theory
  • What are Colour Spaces & ICC Profiles
  • How to set up your applications

Part 2: Calibrating your Nikon

  • Recommended settings for your camera
  • Determining the White Balance under any lighting conditions
  • Colour Calibrating your Camera
  • Camera Tips & Tricks

Part 3: Monitor Calibration

  • Why is Monitor Calibration important
  • The right settings for your display
  • Gamma and White Point explained

Part 4: Printer Calibration

  • When you need to calibrate your printer
  • Printing papers explained
  • How to calibrate your printer
  • Print Settings & Rendering Intent
  • RGB and CMYK Profiles explained
  • Printing workflows using Adobe Photoshop (or Elements) including Camera RAW
  • Advanced printing using a RIP (raster image processor)


Members’ Comments

“Just to say how enjoyable and useful Mike Eleftheriades’ colour calibration presentation was yesterday afternoon in London. For the first time the mysteries of calibration and profiling became accessible and I am looking forward to calibrating my monitor before long. So, thank you, Mike, not only for your helpful presentation but also the excellent PDFs sent out before the course; they will help jog my memory when going about the various calibration and set-up routines”. TH

“A really splendid afternoon, with my notebook really full! Thank you especially for the presentation images sent privately to all participants.” JM

“I’d just like to add my thanks to Mike for a very informative workshop. TH has really said it all except he hasn’t mentioned the delicious scones with strawberries and cream which appeared at a crucial moment when attention might have been flagging! It is great to have a full set of notes on each topic – thanks very much for these Mike. I am going to start by calibrating my monitor – a task I have put off since I got this one three years ago”. JH

“Just a quick email to say – how brilliant Saturday’s seminar was. You present very well and make complicated things look simple and easy”. LB

“I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar – you really did manage to get a pint into a quart pot!” PH

About Michael Eleftheriades

A Nikon Owner subscriber since 2002, Michael is an architect and photographer who fuses his particular passion for architecture, virtual reality, computer graphics and photography in the creation of large-scale panoramic imagery.

Michael had been photographing virtual reality scenes using Nikon film cameras since 1986, and subsequently moved into digital usage and implementation with the launch of Nikon’s Coolpix range in 1998.

He has exhibited his photographs at three exhibitions in London and lectured on panoramic creation to wide acclaim in the UK, Europe and the United States. When not photographing, Michael directs the efforts of Media Synthesis, a media development and consultancy company established in 1993, and is responsible for virtual reality tours and interactive exhibits at many of the UK’s leading museums, including the Maritime and Natural History Museums.

Michael created the virtual tour for Grays of Westminster and has been the Nikon Owner London Group coordinator for the last three years.

Please note

There are limited places available, so do book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment, and as above please be kind enough to reply by email rather than by telephone.

Travelling to Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX: the nearest underground station is Warren Street, but please do make sure that it is open – it is occasionally closed on a Saturday – if so, Goodge Street station is a good option.

About Nikon Owner


Standard Annual Subscription – special price: £59 while booking this course

  • 1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-yr warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK
  • All 10 years of back issues of the magazine now available as PDFs!

Gold subscription – special price £349 (normal price £449)

  • 4-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers to Gold subscribers throughout the period of subscription
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice.
  • Alternative gift: Grays of Westminster umbrella (in store only)
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website which includes forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events’ page and use of a photo gallery
  • Gold subscription card
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on training sessions organised by Grays of Westminster, including Mike Maloney’s Workshops , Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Simon Stafford’s Definitive Flash, Portraiture and Macro
  • Training Sessions, Michael Eleftheriades’ panoramic and colour-calibration seminars and Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses.
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

With very best wishes

Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator



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