First, I need the definition of what a DNG profile is. The phrase is used so much, and don't know where or when to put it in my CMS thinking.
Equipment is: Canon EOS 1Ds MK II, MacBook Pro 4.1, OS 10.6.8. Lighting is Paul C. Buff White Lighting 1800's. I use two. Polarizing filters on lights. Tube are UV coated. Polarizing filter on the 100 mm Macro 2.8 L.
White balance for Canon EOS 1Ds MK II. Use the Illuminator by Westscott, first
the 3 shades, black, gray and white, to get exposure correct in the camera. I am not leaning to the right (if you know what I mean).
Next I turn the Illuminator by Westscott over and have a full white target. I image this target in camera, and create the WB. I repeat this procedure.
Now, in my mind, the 1Ds MK II is not only WBounced, it has the correct exposure range.
Next, I image the CCP target, at the above illuminates and exposure range.
I use the image file to create the camera profile, using DNG profile editor. This has it's own name in the camera profiles.
I find that the first white patch, bottom left, of CCP to have the same values as the Illuminator by Westscott's full white target. What this tells me, is the instructions written and verbally given to me for white balance with CCP has been incorrect, misleading and false.
Verbal and written instructions tell me to use the almost white target of the CCPassport for my WB. Just doesn't work for me. Why? I don't know. This target is supposed to be better than plain typing paper or even the Illuminator by Westscott.
Then for me, there is the issue of whether to use the CCP software to create a camera profile, or use the Adobe DNG Profile Editor. From my experience, the Adobe DNG Profile Editor's camera profile more closely matches the original art that I must reproduce, faithfully.
These image files are not for my use. But for client's use of their original art. I print to canvas and fine art papers. Everything is color managed. NEC 271w, with SpectraView, printer/substrate/ink, and I hope the 1Ds Mark II with lens, lighting and environment.
So, I admit I don't know some of the terminology used in this forum. I appreciate any help!
I also would appreciate help and comments on what I have written. Especially regarding whether to be using the CCP software for creating a camera profile, or the Adobe DNG Profile Editor for creating a camera profile.
When adjusting exposure, after I have done the preliminary steps listed above, I change the diaphragm setting, not the intensity of the lighting. And yes, I have recently been including the CCP target inside the frame of an image file for each different lighting exposure.