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Dell U3011 Monitor Review | Photo Editing Screen Dream

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JJones_default
17 Nov 2010

The new Dell U3011 30″ Monitor is a monster. At 30″ and 2560×1600 resolution (roughly DOUBLE 1080p) I can open up a TON of windows simultaneously without having to switch back an forth. This is a huge time savings for me because I’m constantly updating my blog, editing photos, writing emails, and backing up files. The screen looks beautiful and the interface is extremely easy to use.

When it’s time to get down and do some Photo Editing, its simply awesome. Since the screen has so much resolution I can display around 300 thumbnails on the screen without having to scroll around. During photo editing, the huge resolution lets me see the images with a TON more detail without having to zoom in. Double edged sword? Yes. Since I’m seeing the images so HUGE, if the focus is off just a touch, or there is just a little bit of motion blur, its immediately noticeable. This is also good though because it helps me refine my shooting and guarantees that when these photos are printed or displayed on a more normal monitor, they will look AWESOME.

Dell U3011 Photo Editing Monitor

On top of all this, the Dell U3011 30″ Monitor comes calibrated from the factory for both Adobe RGB and sRGB color profiles, so I know I’m getting accurate color. The gamma and contrast are accurate as well because this is an IPS monitor. IPS panels don’t suffer from the contrast and color shifts at off angles that everyday TN panels suffer from. Sure this monitor isn’t cheap but the quality is fantastic. Dell has some awesome warranties on these monitors and even provides a new panel if you get even ONE dead pixel (and thats saying something with over 4 million pixels!). They have been making these professional grade monitors for close to 5 years now, and this revision is just the latest of a great line of monitors. Highly recommended if you have a need and the money for one of these monitors.

Dell U3011 Photo Editing Monitor

Update 2/25/11: After about 3 months I’m still very happy! The monitor is still working great! Couple more thoughts:

  • The swivel base is very useful when meeting with clients because I can just swivel the panel over so it faces them. Just takes a few seconds to get it back to where it should be.
  • Not one dead pixel has showed its face on this thing
  • Since the bezel is all a flat texture it makes it look cleaner a lot longer
  • I’ve had great luck with pictures printing just what they look like on the monitor

I know I’ve said it before but the Dell U3011 saves me NOTICEABLE time when working on pretty much anything. Without having to scroll around all the time, I can focus on what I’m working on. The only regret I have with this monitor is that I didn’t pick it up cheaper. I’ve seen the Dell U3011 on sale for several hundred less than I paid for it already. Not that the monitor isn’t worth what I paid for it, its just a sickening feeling when you buy something and then see it for a few hundred dollars cheaper a few weeks after.

I also built a new photo editing computer when I got this thing. Click here to check out my complete Photo Editing PC Build.

Jenna and Matt are getting married!!

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JJones_default
12 Nov 2010

Jenna and Matt are really cool to be around. Matt owns his own business so we have lots of talk about, and Jenna is totally down to earth. We met up for some engagement photos this past weekend and had an awesome time wandering around the woods, down some old railroad tracks, and watching the sunset. Here are a few of my fav’s from the day!


Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Greenville Engagement Photos

Thanks again for having me guys! I’m really looking forward do your wedding!!

To see more shots from this shoot click here!

Westin Greenville Wedding | Anne Cooper and Owen are MARRIED!

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03 Nov 2010

Anne Cooper and Owen are some of the most caring, loving, and smartest people I know! Evidence: They were awesome enough to get the staff at the Westin Poinsett to arrange, ahead of time, a separate quiet room just for me to relax and take a break. Not only that, it was stocked with drinks and cheesecake! I mean, who in the middle of planning for a wedding, thinks of stuff like that! WOW!

I met Anne Cooper back at the very beginning of the year and since then me and her have had more than a couple facebook chats about wedding planning, photography, and random life stories. I always knew her fiancée had to be just as cool, and he definitely didn’t let me down. These guys are made for each other!

Anne Cooper and Owen got married at the beautiful Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville, SC. After an awesome and emotional ceremony we headed off to the classic Westin Poinsett Hotel also here in downtown Greenville, SC. From the colors of the wedding to the music choices, this wedding had a TON of thought behind it and it really showed. There was tons of great food, drinks, and break dancing! I mean whats not to like about that!

Just check out some of these photos!


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The beautiful Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville, SC

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Greenville, SC wedding flower photos
Beautiful flowers ladies!

Greenville, SC wedding groomsman photos

Guys were lookin pretty good too!

Greenville, SC wedding bridesmaids photos

Fourth Presbyterian Church Wedding Greenville, SC
Just seconds before the ceremony started…

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In front of the Westin Poinsett

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Westin Poinsett Wedding Photos Greenville, SC
I guess Anne Cooper is related to some serious breakdancers!

Westin Poinsett Wedding Photos Greenville, SC

Westin Poinsett Wedding Photos Greenville, SC

Thanks so much for having me Anne Cooper and Owen!

To check out more photos and order prints from this wedding click here!

Commerce Club Greenville Rehearsal Dinner | Anne Cooper and Owen

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02 Nov 2010

Anne Cooper and Owen made the perfect decision in having their Rehearsal dinner at the beautiful Commerce Club on the 17th floor of 1 Liberty Square here in downtown Greenville, SC. Not only its it a beautiful club and close to everything, but the view out the windows is absolutely spectacular. They planned it at the right time too: just as the sun set over the blue ridge mountains. It was an awesome night filled with lots of awesome food, good wine, conversation, and chocolate covered strawberries. Check out some of these photos:


Commerce Club Greenville SC Dinner Photos
Just check out that view!

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Commerce Club Greenville SC Dinner Photos
The wedding compatibility test! Anne Cooper and Owen actually did better than I’ve seen anyone do before!

Commerce Club Greenville SC Dinner Photos

Commerce Club Greenville SC Dinner Photos
I’ll take a few…

Commerce Club Greenville SC Dinner Photos

Thanks again for having me guys!

To view a wedding I’ve photographed at the Commerece Club click here: Commerce Club Wedding Greenville SC

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