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Sunday, 12 May 2024


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Suggestion: Walk us through how you go from RAW file to finished image, using your software of choice. I would certainly appreciate insight on how you create such beautiful images.

I snagged one of those little Hahnemuhle Media Samplers a while back and selected a bunch of papers that appealed to me. Then ordered the corresponding sampler packs from B&H and printed one postcard sized print from each paper. Then trimmed them up with a little border so I could easily judge the paper base.

The end result, I had a beautiful jewel like set of sample prints to gauge future prints against. I even bought one of those $10 corner rounding punch gizmos off Amazon and gave them cool little rounded corners like the old postcards had. Loved the results so much I did it with both a color and B&W image.

Silly little project I know, but invaluable down the road for judging the difference between say German Etching and William Turner.

Great topic for discussion too.

As always, my thoughts and ideas come a day late. What I would like your input on is "What makes a good photograph?" I can recognize what I think is a good photograph (even some of the ones I make) but others don't always agree. I see what are touted as good photographs and don't understand why someone would say that. Are there even any photographs that everyone agrees are good?

Paper surface texture interacts quite a lot with print size, though&a batch of small prints isn't likely to give me what I need to know (especially since in these modern days I find no real point in printing my photos small, at least not small by darkroom standards; note that this is strictly limited to my opinion about printing my photos, nothing broader!). Size also interacts with tonality issues for me.

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