Watch out when getting your pictures printed!

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Put simply, any photographs we work on are worked on within a 'colour space' we use 'ProPhoto RGB' in 16bit, being the colour space with the most colours, in our case the most varying shades of grey, millions of them. 

Each TIFF (High Resolution) image that comes out of Nousha Photography has a 'profile' attached to it that contains instructions that a professional printer will use to reproduce precisely what we have done on our screens when making adjustments to contrast, brightness etc...

 Everything outside the triangles is the visible spectrum of the human eye

Everything outside the triangles is the visible spectrum of the human eye

Annoyingly, a lot of public lab printers strip out the 'profile' and use their own general 'profile' usually a lower grade colour space like 'Adobe RGB' or worst of all 'SRGB' both those spaces afford far smaller colour space hence you will see the banding as the colour space doesn't have the capability to print the variations of grey in the image, it will jump from one to the other brutally and thereby showing the point it jumps from one grey to another, giving banding.