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Printing & Output

Printing digital photos can be a real challenge. From choosing a photo quality paper to selecting a professional lab for your prints, we have it all covered here.


Friday, February 22, 2013

World Traveler

Transporting viewers through the fine art of print making

Capturing iconic locations around the world for National Geographic Expeditions, photographer Jim Richardson set out on an amazing journey.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Surreal Motion

Freezing the fluidity of dance with split-second exposures

Lois Greenfield's stunning images of dancers seem impossible.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Symphony For The Eyes

Vincent Versace explains why the print is his ultimate photographic expression

Creating stunning prints of your best photographs is not only the pinnacle of photographic expression.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Larger Than Life

How large format prints enhance the impact of Steve McCurry's intimate portraits

Renown photographer Steve McCurry talks about connecting with his subjects.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Solutions: Big B&W Prints Made Easy

Quick tips for Adams-esque results

When he was working in a black-and-white darkroom with glass plates and later with film negatives, Ansel Adams frequently made very large prints.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Making A Faux Mat

For odd shapes or oversized prints, a mat can be very expensive. Try this technique to create a good-looking alternative.

A few years ago, I put together a large exhibition of work for the benefit of an environmental cause.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shoot More, Process Less

Try these simple rules, and you’ll be able to spend less time in front of your computer screen and more time in the field making photographs

In this age of digital cameras, super-computers and image-editing software that requires a PhD to master, it’s all too easy to spend hours under the soft glow of a computer screen endlessly fine-tuning your images. I call it the “postproduction suction.” You spend two hours behind the camera and four hours behind the keyboard editing, correcting and tweaking your shots. This phenomenon can creep into your photographic life, slowly embezzling your time away from the shutter release and into the return key until it dawns on you that you haven’t hit the trail for weeks, maybe even months. This sinking feeling is the realization that you’ve become the dreaded “desk chair photographer.”

Friday, August 1, 2008

Print Like Ansel Adams

Tips and techniques from one of the experts at Nash Editions will help you make your best black-and-white prints ever

As the digital march continues onward, there’s one thing that will never change: the pure aesthetic quality of elegant black-and-white imagery. My position at Nash Editions has exposed me to a wide variety of photographic art, and with that variety comes a plethora of problems. Much of my Photoshop skills are a direct result of problem solving.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Photo Art Papers

Choosing the ideal texture to showcase the details and colors in an image

Experimenting with photo papers is one of my favorite things about printing. Besides the usual suspects—premium gloss and semi-gloss—I try different textures to see how they affect a photograph. Deciding which type of paper will best reproduce an image or series of images is subjective, though. It depends on the subject matter, whether I’m going color or monochrome, and the desired visual impact.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Changing Landscape Of Printing

The digital print gives photographers more freedom and control in getting great images.

For landscape photographers, the print has gone beyond a simple record that goes on the wall. With printing so accessible to all, photographers have the opportunity to create dramatic, large-format prints that demand attention.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Today's Technology In Inkjet Printing

Improved (and more) inks, better papers and the latest printer technology mean inkjet prints that look better—and last longer—than conventional photos

Quality inkjet printers let you make professional-caliber color and black-and-white prints at home. And today, you can get printers that produce bigger, longer-lasting and far better looking prints—color and black-and-white—a lot faster than ever before. This delightful situation is the result of improvements in technology—print controllers, print heads, printer drivers, inks and papers, and ink-placing algorithms.


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Make A Photo Book

Showcase your talent with a book of your own photography

It’s an experience that used to be reserved just for professional photographers, but now you can feel the pride of holding a book of your very own images laid out with the care and skill of a professional designer. And while slideshows are a great way to share your photos, books can be used as gifts, to promote your business or to build an entire library of your own photo books. They can even be used to present book ideas to a real publisher.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

B&W In The Digital Age

Talented artists are always eager to embrace new technology if it has the potential to enrich their art and bring forth their vision. If he had access to today's tools, what would Ansel Adams do?

More than 20 years since his passing, Ansel Adams is probably still the most widely known black-and-white outdoor photographer. He didn’t shoot digitally because digital imaging as we know it didn’t exist in those days. But I think the legendary black-and-white master would be quite interested in digital imaging were he in his shooting prime today.



Monday, January 1, 2007

The Complete Guide To Working With A Lab

Photo labs aren't just for film shooters, by a long shot

How things have changed. As a new photographer many multitudes of moons ago, I developed my own film and made my own prints, in large part because I couldn’t afford to have a good lab do it. Today, in the digital age, it actually costs less to use a good lab—and the quality is excellent.

Sunday, January 1, 2006

The Better Print

Learn how to get the best results from a photo lab

Like you, I enjoy making color prints at home using an inkjet printer, but I still find that a photo lab plays a big role in my photography. Although I increasingly shoot digital, I have a large archive of negatives and slides that I occasionally need digitized or printed. Yes, I can do some of that at home, but when I have dozens of images that need scanning and printing, I don’t hesitate to use a lab. While Photoshop can be fun, I increasingly want to spend my free hours creating new images rather than laboring over older ones.

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