Starting with the 24" ViewSonic VP2468, then moving up to the larger 32" ViewSonic VP3268-4K, Cook found that adding a monitor to his studio expanded his ability to share images with clients. While continuing to use the laptop for his own viewing, Cook could provide the secondary screen to clients for greater image visibility without the hassle of his laptop doing double-duty.
"I love having a separate display that can rotate around to show images," said Cook. "It's very versatile and much bigger than showing them on my laptop. It's a much better studio set up."
Simply displaying the image would, of course, not be worth much if the color
consistency, shadow density or clarity were less than a solid match with what Cook sees on the back of his camera. To preserve color consistency and retain shadow density from capture to print, Cook relies on ViewSonic's X-Rite Colorbration™ Kit to calibrate his VP Series monitors.
"The ViewSonic VP2468, VP3268-4K and VP2771 monitors are fantastic high-definition workspaces that provide a vital viewing station for my clientele on location and in the studio," said Cook. "They enable me to pass the satisfaction of nailing the shot on to my clientele, who have invested in that image."
The barely-there, frameless design of all VP Series monitors offers nearly seamless side-by-side viewing, ideal for Cook's dual-monitor office setup.
"I like to multitask and two monitors side by side makes it easier to move between email and other apps while processing images," said Cook. "I'm currently working with the ViewSonic VP2771 WQHD monitors – the quality is fantastic and the bigger the screen, the more creative canvas I have to work with."
Also common to all VP Series displays, the edge-to-edge uniformity of color and
brightness across the screen is another feature that made an impression on Cook.
"The edge-to-edge is awesome," said Cook. "It's fantastic to be able to view images
from any direction and they don't lose brightness or color consistency. I don't
have to worry about whether an image is accurate, no matter where I'm looking
at it from."
Plus, said Cook, the flexible ergonomic design with auto pivot functionality lets him easily flip the display to work with both horizontal and vertical format photographs.
Remember the high-priced, uber-pro monitor Cook was considering before he was introduced to the VP Series? Cook clearly has no regrets.
"I've seen a lot of those monitors and they're nice, but these work for me," he said. "And honestly, I've always been one to invest in quality. I try to get top tier gear so I don't have to buy twice. But at the same time, I use what works for me and the ViewSonic VP Series monitors uphold the quality that I need and are completely sufficient for what I do."
What's more, Cook added, the VP Series monitors have a sweet design and look just as sharp as more expensive top tier monitors.
Thinking back on his initial skepticism about whether ViewSonic VP Series monitors would be a good fit for his needs as a professional photographer, Cook concludes that, "ViewSonic really hit it out of the park with this series of monitors.