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Your Questions Answered

Q. With today’s advances in enlarging or upsizing files, such as Photoshop’s new “Preserve-detail 2” option, do you need a full frame camera to get good quality prints as big as 40x60 inches? A. The question of how large a print you can make from a particular image file is mostly dependent on actual resolution—the size of the file in…

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Why ICC Profiles Are So Important for Printing

I had an article published for Shutterbug Magazine titled "Why ICC Profiles Are So Important for Printing" which outlines why I recommend using ICC profiles when making fine art prints. While you can find varied opinion on this, I always recommend consistency in a printing workflow, so that you can reduce the variables and focus on things that make the…

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The Fallacy of Printing for Paper Sizes

A recent discussion in the CreativePath Community forum centered on the issue of trying to figure out the best aspect ratios for printing an image on standard paper sizes. This also happens to be a common question in my printing workshops. I suppose the question stems from the desire to maximize the use of paper so as not to waste…

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Beginner’s Gear Guide to Fine Art Printing

Printing your own work is one of the most rewarding and satisfying aspects of photography. It adds a physical experience to your images and may give you insights that are difficult if not impossible to achieve any other way. Another benefit of printing is that it helps you look more deeply into the things that inspire you photographically, and in…

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Capture to Print Workflow Video – Free Preview from the Printmaker Masterclass

I’ve been deep in the final production stages of the Printmaker Masterclass, which launches next Monday on March 19th. It’s my first on-demand workshop that is completely self—directed. Students can take the course whenever they like with lifetime access, and I will be updating and adding content to the course over the coming year to increase its value as a…

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