The Perfect Pint | Post-Production

Add the finishing touches to your perfect pint.

In this class, Karl shows you how you can really perfect this pint image. He also compares the image quality you can get from a 35mm digital camera compared to the medium-format Hasselblad. Karl also covers how you can add in a logo to your shot to take it that bit further.


  1. Hi Karl, I have a Nikon D750 and it has 24.3 MP FX sensor. I would say it is a good start for a professional photographer, however you said your 50MP medium sensor you have give better quality, dynamic range, sharpness . Would full format sensor camera with 50MP give the same/closer results as you Hasselblad camera?
    I am thinking at a Nikon D850 with 47MP or Z7 ii

  2. Another good show. Thank you.
    Mr. Taylor, you mentioned chromatic aberration. I use a Nikon D7500 and I get that on some of my images. Can you please explain why it happens and the best way to get rid of it in camera and in post?

    1. Hi, it’s due to imperfections in lens design and is usually corrected to some degree with the highest quality glass and things such as aspherical elements. Post software such as Lightroom, camera raw or Capture one usually have defringe software or automatic lens corrections bases on the lens that you choose in the software.

  3. I use GFX system, made by fujifilm – and you get this sorts of quality as well. And, afaik – Fujifilm actually makes lenses for Hasselblad 🙂
    Interesting issue with the chromatic aberration – because I don’t get that on my Fujifilm X series camera. I think this is very much down to the glass, not the camera body itself.

  4. …just a thought; as a digital designer and someone who works with images daily and professionally, a bigger file is always better in terms of manipulations. Even if you don’t print the file, the ability to crop all over and zoom is an absolute god-send. Especially with the ever changing minds and demands of clients.

    Sadly, photographers images are rarely left alone as they are presented—they’re pretty much always altered with further down the line one way of another.

  5. Excellent point. Mr Taylor, your images are used widely in both print and digital formats, when faced with file size issues how do you choose which system to use? Is there ever an instance when file size is the determining factor in whether you use the 5D or the H6D? Many of your images from the medium format system are displayed here, are those files resized to facilitate web use? Is this file size issue part of the topic you discussed in the chapter explaining PPI settings for print and web use?

    1. generally Karl will shoot on his Hasselblad for product photography etc because it is better in terms of colour range and quality, he won’t use a 5D simply because the file sizes are smaller, the bigger the file size the better incase the client wants to blow the images up massively or crop in to the final photo for different compositions/ adverts, the images on the website are downsized because firstly there is no need to have the full uncompressed file as they aren’t being viewed any larger than computer screen and secondly because the larger the image files on the site the slower the site will take to load

  6. You did a comparison between the sharpness of a 35mm digital result vs. that of a medium format Hasselblad and indicated that the Hasselblad yields a superior result – which it clearly does. You went on to say that this superiority could be important if the image(s) were to be output to a billboard. I beg to mention that at normal viewing distances on a billboard you probably wouldn’t see the difference as clearly as it showed up on the monitor in your studio. Viewing distance should be part of the consideration. Sometimes, in fact, extreme resolution is unnecessary and even cumbersome – like an image designed to be used in a website. In this example loading speed should be considered as more important as the resolution difference are much harder, if at all possible, to discern.

    Just had to put in my two cents.

    1. Hi Chris, you are absolutely right viewing distance does need to be taken into account and 35mm can produce tremendous results suitable for many professional applications. However there are other factors to do with tonal transition and the overall clarity of the image that medium format yields that are appealing aspects beyond just resolution and of course there are also occasions where large format printed material are in store at a closer viewing range.

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