Want to polish up on your photo printing knowledge? We can help.
We’ve all gotten so used to the ease of posting and sharing our images online that the venerable craft of printing our photos somehow got lost in the shuffle. The good news is that printing is just as easy, and household printers have never been more innovative and affordable. Nothing beats the pleasure of seeing your photography come to life tangibly right before your eyes, and if you’re new to this, we’ve got some helpful pointers to get you started.
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Printing at home: how to choose the right printer for your needs
How long has it been since you printed one or more of your beautiful digital photos? You’ve probably got tons of them stored away on your hard drive and posted on your blog site, but if you miss the sensational rush that accompanies the moment an honest-to-goodness photograph appears on a printer’s tray as if by magic, you’re not alone. And if you’ve never done this before, now’s a good time to give it a whirl. The available selection in home printers has never been better, and the print quality you’ll get with them is truly something to behold. Here are a few things to consider.
FULL BLOG POST: These are some of the elements to consider when shopping for papers to print your photos.
Choosing the type of printing paper that’s right for your photography is a personal decision that’s influenced by many factors, including the results you hope to achieve and the purpose for which the print is intended. Over time, you’ll probably gravitate toward a particular brand that consistently delivers the quality you want and make it your go-to, but here are some additional elements to take into account when shopping for photo paper.
Why you should invest in monitor calibration software
So you just finished editing your photographic masterpiece, you’re excited to see the results and can't wait to hit “Print.” After a pat on the back, you step away for a coffee while the printer does its job; it's all good. Until you look at the print, that is, and it’s nothing like what you see on your screen. Before you blame your printer, it may be time to consider calibrating your monitor. Screen-calibration kits all work basically the same: install the software and run it. Simple. Congratulations, you’re now on your way to producing quality prints that look exactly like what you see on your monitor.
INTERVIEW: Get Ready to Laugh with Marta Musa’s Dog Photography
During this COVID-19 pandemic, we all need a little laughter to ease the stress and perhaps some inspiration of what we can do to photograph our own fur babies at home! Marta Musa takes delightful photographs of her costumed pups and the results can only bring big smiles. Find out her tips and tricks for getting the perfect shot!
Let’s Learn How to Perfect Color with Lindsay Adler and x-rite
New York fashion photographer Lindsay Adler talks about the importance of color and light in her images and how she uses color control to create her vision.This encompasses all the photo and video products and accessories that we carry in our Prosumer, Professional and Broadcast lines across Canada, including exclusive brand names that we bring in from all parts of the world.
By the end of this video you'll know: the benefits of using custom color profiles for beautiful, saturated color and how a combination of concept, calibration, capture, and post-processing are all essential in getting perfect color. Thanks to Lindsay and x-rite for the great piece!
Finding the right photo editing software for you
To start off on your journey to printing at home you are going to want to get a hold of the right photo editing software.
There are a number of reasons why you should take the time to edit your photos (also known as post production work) properly, but the biggest reason, to put it quite simply, is that they will look more professional and appealing to the people viewing them whether it be online or in a printed form.
In this post, we will try to explain why you should edit your photos before you print, and then outline some of the various photo editing software suites that are currently available.
Printing At Home: Basic Photo Editing and Retouching Tutorials
Since we all seem to have a lot of time on our hands these days thanks to the self-isolation protocols that are in place around the world, why not use it as a great opportunity to learn some new photo editing and retouching techniques!
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