I'm in a bit of a quandry. I calibrate my monitor for print matching and therefore keep the luminance level fairly low, approx. 120dc/m2.
My concern is that when I send images out to juried competitions they will appear much too bright on the juror's monitor or projection
system. I had much better results sending slides than digital images. Any suggestions?
Jakub, The luminance level of your monitor isn't an issue, or if it is, it isn't the primary one. I photograph paintings and other artworks for juried competitions professionally, and the real problem is that you have absolutely no idea what sort of device the thing is going to be juried on--except that it's almost certainly an *uncalibrated* monitor or projector, with pretty much any ol' gamma, white balance, black point, etc.
You wouldn't believe me if I told you about some of the displays these things are juried on.
The best one can do (and my customers seem to get into shows without difficulty) is to do the same thing you do in dealing with this problem on the web. Aim for the "middle of the road" in terms of what uncalibrated monitors show, look at the images on a PC *and* a Mac, look at the images on an LCD and a CRT, email a couple to half-a-dozen friends and have them tell you if it looks great or washed out, and "aim for the middle."