Big Images From Digital Cameras

Digital Blowup • Lasting Impressions • Size Matters • Put Your Best Print Forward • How Much Space?

I’m shooting with an 8-megapixel digital SLR. I submitted some images to a lab and requested 24x36-inch prints. I was told that my digital file wasn’t large enough to produce prints of acceptable quality in this size. I’ve had prints made as large as 86 inches from slide film. Do I still need to shoot film for large prints?
T. McGraw
Kansas City, Missouri

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One of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a leader in the field of digital imaging and photographic education, Lepp is the author of many books and the field editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine. One of Canon’s original Explorers of Light, Lepp finds inspiration in advancing technology that fuels creative innovation and expression of his life-long fascination with the natural world.