White Balance and Color Calibration Chart Giveaway

Freebies and Fun July 16th 2013 10:47 AM 213 Comments

Announcement! The winner of this has been chosen. Congrats to ELIZABETH TAE for her comment below. She was randomly selected as the winner!

If you didn’t win, make sure you try your luck in our other contests and giveaways!


This time, let’s give away the following:

DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro 5″ x 7″ Set of 2 White Balance and Color Calibration Charts with 12% and 18% Gray – Pro Quality – Includes Frame Stand and User Guide

How Do I Enter?

Entering is easy! Just follow the steps below:

1) Subscribe to our Youtube Page:

2) Comment below

Be sure to include: a) your name and b) a random thought!

Suggestions: the weather in your city, “hello,” what you are doing today.

That’s it! We’ll select 2 random winners (via a random number generator) at the contest’s end on Thursday July 30th, 2013 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced and notified within two days of the contest’s end.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: Gain 1 additional entry by following SLR Lounge on Twitter and tweeting any of the following:

  • “@slrlounge GIVEAWAY for White Balance and Color Calibration Charts http://bit.ly/18lIEV7”

What Exactly Do I Get?


  1. Pro version of our popular DKK Card
  2. The color patches are 100% coated with DGK’s n-Chrome process, allowing for a much higher level of color saturation, luminance, and accuracy, while getting rid of metamerism.
  3. Includes 2 DKC-Pro Cards – Each with Precision 12% and 18% Gray reference for white balance plus 18-Color patches for superior digital color correctio
  4. Includes convenient paper frame folder to protect the card surface and allow easy tabletop display during use. Card slides into folder from the side.
  5. Detailed instructions included for Picasa , Photoshop Lightroom , Photoshop Elements and Photoshop


Co-Founder of SLR Lounge and Photographer with Lin and Jirsa Photography, I’m based in Southern California but you can find me traveling the world. Click here to connect on Google +


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  2. Eric Deschamps

    Cool, I could use that!

  3. Eirik

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  17. Jaque

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  18. Brad Lovell

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  19. Sebastian


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  26. Shawn Gavlick

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  27. Anthony R. Miller

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  28. Bob McClenahan

    I lost my Color Checker, so I need this.

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    • Gabriel Mora

      BTW… did I mention I also own the Undfnd bag system? … That should tell you how much I follow your advices :-)

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    Thanks for the givaway
    Have a great day !

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  35. Tom Mulder

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  36. Philipp

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  38. Rafael

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  39. Johan tholome

    No more
    Of the bad color
    With the chart,
    Let’s make some art…

  40. Kirk Grodske

    Shouldn’t I be asleep already?

  41. David

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  42. Tiago Lessa (@tiagolessa)

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    Only 1 way to find out..

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  59. Grant Lechner

    Grant Lechner

    Be right back… Ice cream truck!!!

  60. James wilson

    I could use that,thank SLR Lounge.

  61. Kevin Galbreath

    Hey there….confusing weather in Arlington Texas. Raining in July!!!!

  62. Toqi Tahamid Prithi

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  63. Sarah

    It would be awesome to win this!

  64. Heather Stauffer

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    I am starting work on a new video Project

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  80. Trenton Meador

    Trenton Meador

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  81. Jason Rister

    I just graduated with my film production degree & now I’m hoping to find work as an aspiring cinematographer/colorist. This would be perfect!

  82. Gidget Clayton

    Gidget Clayton
    I am a superstar! ;) LOL

  83. Kp2323

    Thank you! Amazing tool :)

  84. Michael Burton

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  86. Lee Germeroth

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  90. Alastair Ross

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  93. Ann Ludington

    Calibrate me please!!!

  94. Byron Dillard

    I hope creativity is now a prereq for contest winners

  95. Stephen Wall Morris

    SO much to do, so little time

  96. Matthew

    I’ve been using my cat as a gray card lately…. not working out so well.

  97. Traian

    What are n-chrome colors?

  98. Angela


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  102. Iskra Marinova

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    I can use to be better :)

  105. Derrick Smith

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  106. Richard Wagner

    Never had one of these but would love to own one now!

  107. Val Holmes

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    Want it!

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    Drew Caprood
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    Michael H Sy

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  119. Oláh Ferenc


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  130. mark cage

    i would love one of these

  131. ChrisB

    Its so hot in NY that my 18% grey card melted.. could really use something to help my set my white balance

  132. David Vandiver

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  133. Anthony

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  137. josh


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    Who won the june bundle giveaway? I can’t find the announcement. Thanks

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  154. Barry McBeth

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  155. Matthew Kauffmann

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  156. James Polk

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  165. Andy

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  167. Mark Coons

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    It’s Friday, finally!

  177. Bernie Goldstein

    Footprints on the sands of time were not made by sitting down.

  178. Bridget Luna

    “Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
    ― Susan Sontag


  179. Iridia

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  180. Nick Jackson

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  181. Adrian Morales

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    Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.

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    I’ll take that, thank you!

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  186. Anne

    What you come across during ..Late night edits

  187. Nathan Tang

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  188. Jan Fischer

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    Press the button.

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    All must color correct!

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    This, if I read correctly is NOT a giveaway at all !!!! That’s false advertising, and look at all the comments to see how successful the falsehood is!! – the thing clearly stated that only TWO people would get this thing, but the rest (undoubtedly) will be on some mailing list for ever after. Change the title, it’s NOT a giveaway at all change it to contest!! and stop being so ‘shonky’

  192. Sid

    This would mean one less step of colour correction in lightroom :)

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    B) Love these generous giveaways!

  194. mark

    I am feeling LUCKY today!

  195. Esther Klay

    Wonderful cool weather in St. Louis, MO, USA – need to take photos of family visiting this weekend!

  196. hugh mobley

    Can’t wait to win this!

  197. Emily Hayes

    yay :)

  198. Yve LeRoy

    Never to old or wise to learn new things

  199. Stewart

    We are all the same, but in different ways….. go capture it on camera!

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