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.
My favorite way to experience photography is through print. It’s hard to describe the tremendous satisfaction I get when viewing my own prints, or prints from a photographer I admire. I’ve always enjoyed printing myself. I learned to print in the darkroom