Legendary landscape photographer Clyde Butcher is well known for his absolutely beautiful landscapes. So to understand how his creative mind works, he featured a video on how he goes about using his large format camera and developing in the darkroom. While most people that dabble in analog tend to go for 35mm or 120 film, shooting large format is another story that’s an even more painstaking process overall.
At CES 2017, Polaroid is building on the success of their zInk products and giving the masses something just a tad larger. the Polaroid Pop is going to be printing out 3.5 x 4.25 images using the 20MP CMOS sensor at the heart the camera and then printing the photos. Plus it will be able to shoot full 1080p HD video. A micro SD card will store your digital photos and the 3.97 inch touchscreen will help you frame and navigate the camera’s menus.
The company’s press release is after the jump.
The idea behind the Fotr app isn’t really a new one; but it’s one of the latest options out there that takes the conveniences of digital photography and tries to apply film-analog ideas to it. No, we’re not talking about vintage looking filters, we’re talking about taking your images and not being able to see them until after a development process has taken place. That’s part of the excitement of film–and as I type this article up I’ve got at least seven rolls on my desk that I need to take to Lomography for developing.
Fotr has loads of potential, but I need to be completely honest here: this app is hands down the biggest waste of money that I’ve spent this year.
For a budding photographer, or even an experienced one, a common question is how much to charge for your products; like prints, canvas, albums etc. This is not information that can be easily researched and a ton of the information that you can find is behind a paywall of some kind as part of a workshop. Furthermore, a lot of the information is very contradictory of other information that may be found, and this can make it really difficult for any photographer to make an informed decision on what to charge.
So what is a photographer to do? Well, usually it involves a sort of trial and error process of setting prices and constantly tweaking them until you hit a sweet spot. This is not an ideal solution and causes lots of sales and income being left on the table, so today we want to share with you the better way – the Shootproof way.
Every time I print something with the intent on hanging it in my own apartment as a decoration, I always choose canvas for great reasons. Providing that they have a matte finish, they absorb light very well–and if you don’t have gallery style lighting (and I doubt you do) then it offers you the most versatility overall. The tradeoff: the can be much more expensive than a print…usually.
Then there’s CanvasDiscount.com; a service that wants to offer you the best option possible at the lowest price possible.
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PhotoCrowd is already a pretty cool way to display your portfolio in case you’re looking for an alternative to something like 500px, Flickr or Instagram. But what’s even cooler is that it’s offering a new built-in print store just in case someone wants to actually purchase some wall art. And if there is any way for you to truly show people your appreciation of the photographic arts, it’s by displaying the pieces in your home.
They’re offering prints, framed prints and wall canvases. Prints obviously are the most affordable while the frames will cost most and the canvas will be even more. Canvases are generally worth it though as they reflect the most light, and are often best for your home. Of course though, these are something that the more artistically mature may value since prints are so personal of an experience that can’t be had behind a digital screen.
During my street photography workshop in SF this weekend, I experienced something that touched my heart. Peter Zhang, one of my students, was having a lovely chat with this woman in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. When I approached them, I saw him already deeply engaged with her in conversation, and he even gave her a kiss on the cheek!
Dye-Sublimation printing isn’t new, but it surely is a process that hasn’t been spoken about for a while or as much as laserjet and ink jet printing. However, DNP is a company that makes Dye-Sublimation printers–and if you aren’t familiar with the process then head right on over to your local WalMart or CVS. Most of America and the world is indeed happy with the results that they get.
So when the company pitched the DNP DS40 at us, we were naturally curious. Wedding clients have always been happy with prints from CVS or other places, so how would it work in a natural home/office setting?
Over the past three months we’ve been playing with the DNP DS40 and we can only describe this as addicting.