The Difference between SpyderCUBE and SpyderCHECKR



Most of you are aware how to handle a gray card to set the correct color temperature in Photoshop or Lightroom, but are you aware that this is even less than 50% what SpyderCUBE can do for your RAW workflow? SpyderCUBE balances the color temperature perfectly with two sides and help you to define the main light source on your location. But it also has two white patches and a black one that comes along with a black trap. These references can be used to set the exposure slider perfectly, while also adjust the brightness and black slider adapted to the light situation. And all this calibrates the contrast of your images in the best way.





Now you wonder what SpyderCHECKR is made for? You also use this colorful reference in the light situation you are working with. Just one shot of the SpyderCHECKR will be enough to let the plugin tool analyze your camera’s color output and to correct this with a preset of the HSL sliders in your Photoshop or Lightrooom RAW converter. You can do this directly with your RAW files and you don’t need to convert them to DNG format.



Using SpyderCHECK for wedding and event photography


I used the SpyderCHECKR first after one of my wedding jobs. We were a team of two photographers, unfortunately using different camera brands. In the end of the day I used it the way I described already. I created two settings, one for each camera. The next step was to select all images made with camera 1 and to apply the appropriate color correction. The same I did for camera 2. Just after 1 or 2 minutes later, I had a matched color output of both cameras. Much easier and faster than what I did before: adjusting all images manually in a 2 -3 hours process.


This motivates me in doing a few more shots, instead of thinking about all the work that the files will produce.