As part of our 10th anniversary, we are sharing articles from the last 10 years of our blog. This week I’m sharing an article that I wrote a while back on image licensing and my opinions on if or when you should be giving away your art for free to complete strangers....
I was working on an order for 30×45 and 40×60 prints and thought it might be helpful to give a look at the steps I follow when profiling for optimal colors, brightness and contrast (soft proofing), creating small test prints (hard proofing), enlarging the image and making sure the full-size image is as clean and sharp as possible before uploading it to the print lab.
I am drawn to landscape photographers who are able to share something about themselves with me. Mystery, drama, effort, challenge, fear, discovery, joy, peace, anxiety, exhilaration, freedom, loneliness, vertigo…all are human sensations and sentiments more personal and complex than a mountain, lake or forest. Yet, all can be communicated through a picture of a mountain, lake or forest. The photographers featured in this article create images that speak to me in this way.