3 Tools to Help Photographers Deliver Their Best Images

These tools are great for the photographer who isn’t stuck in the Mac ecosystem.

Many photographers have felt a little burned by Apple in the past few years. So, we experimented with various computers, printers, and monitors to cater to this. Many photographers end up never jumping ship because they don’t even know where to start. They care about a few things: ergonomics, the performance of their favorite programs, and ease of use. For the past few years, we dove into exploring some of the best computers for creatives. But we didn’t stop there: we look at printers and monitors too. Here are some of the best tools we’ve used in the past year. We’ve used these to deliver the best images to clients and also for our coverage.

The Phoblographer’s various product round-up features are done in-house by the staff. Our philosophy is simple: you wouldn’t get a Wagyu beef steak review from a lifelong vegetarian. And you wouldn’t get photography advice from someone who doesn’t touch the product. We only recommend gear we’ve thoroughly reviewed. If you’re wondering why your favorite product didn’t make the cut, there’s a chance that it’s on another list. If we haven’t reviewed it, we won’t recommend it. This method keeps our lists packed with industry-leading knowledge.

Tips on Delivering Your Best Images to a Client

Here are some essential tips to help you get the best photos for your client.

  • Calibrating your screen is important if you’re not using an Apple device. Generally speaking, all Apple devices are pretty consistent: we’ve never found a major reason to calibrate. But if you’re using PCs, it’s a different story. The images that look really cool on your display will look really warm on someone else’s computer. 
  • Printing your images is underrated. You should do it a lot more often. Canvas prints work in a variety of places in your home. 
  • Most modern laptops are great with external monitors, but they’re not full replacements for bigger computers.
  • Never underestimate how wonderful a touchscreen can be when editing photos.

Epson SureColor P900: Editor’s Choice Award Winner

In our review, we said:

“If you’re a photographer who makes and sells their prints often, the Epson SureColor P900 is a printer you cannot afford to overlook. At $1,295, it’s not cheap, and the inks (at $41.99) are a little spendy. Still, you’ll easily make your money back with the number of prints you’ll get out of a set of cartridges.”

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HPZBook Firefly G8: The Essential Laptop in PC Form

In our review, we said:

“The HP ZBook Firefly G8 offers both the quick speed and beautiful screen photographers need at a reasonable price. And, it’s wrapped up in a laptop that’s lightweight for traveling with.”

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BenQ PD3420Q: A Fantastic Monitor for Your Best Images

In our review, we said:

“The smaller monitor may be the better option for more color profiles and eliminating SD card dongles. But, the larger real estate of the PD3420Q is ideal for photographers looking for a multitasking monitor that will easily go from photo-editing to gaming to web browsing. With the real-estate to have two or even three applications open at one time, the BenQ PD3420Q is a good option for mutlitasking creatives.”

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.