If you’ve always wanted to own one of the iconic Magnum Photos prints, here’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Starting next week and for six days only, over 100 archival-quality prints will be available for just $100. All of them are signed by the photographers or estate-stamped by the estates and made by photographers such as Robert Capa, Elliot Erwitt, René Burri, and Werner Bischof, to name just a few.
So, you want to start printing your photos. There are many reasons why you should do it, so I totally support you! But now there’s a dilemma: should you invest money in a printer or send your photos to a lab? In this video from Adorama, photographer David Bergman will help you make this decision and discuss the advantages of both.
Once you’ve made the decision to invest in a beautiful artwork that you absolutely love, it is important to know that there is one last step involved that will really make your new art piece get the attention it deserves- and that is to give it proper accent lighting.
Correctly illuminating art is essential for showing off the details, colors, and three-dimensionality that make it so amazing. You have to make the choice as to whether you are content with the natural light in the room or if you will illuminate your art to maximize its potential.
Making prints from our film negatives is often a bit of a pain. You have all kinds of chemicals you need to buy, and the range that’s available today can be quite overwhelming. In this video, Historic Process Specialist, Nick Brandreth at the George Eastman Museum shows us how to make prints using the salt process.
The salt process is one of the earliest silver-based photographic techniques and is used to make photograms, in-camera paper negatives and prints from paper and glass negatives – I suspect it might work on some types of film, too, either for contact prints or using an enlarger, although your enlarger would need a UV bulb in it.
When’s the last time you played in the dirt? Photographer Calvin Grier took it to a whole new level and he uses dirt to create photographic prints. Yup, you read that right: his prints are made with dirt, and they are absolutely stunning and incredibly detailed.
I’ve seen all kinds of fantastic creative projects, and here’s one that made my jaw drop. Photographer and neuroscience student Russell Marx prints photos in a way I’ve never seen before – on algae. I was eager to learn more about this process, and Russell kindly shared it with DIYP.
If you’d like to try interesting photography experiments, when is a better time than now? If you’ve always wanted to try making cyanotypes, Mathieu Stern will show you his process of turning digital images into cyanotype prints. You probably already have at least half of the necessary items, and you can order the rest online so you don’t have to leave home.
There are many reasons to print your photos, and there are many people who like having photographic prints from their favorite artists. So, you may want to sell prints through your website, and I say – go for it! However, there are some things to have in mind before you start, and some huge mistakes that could cost you your time, patience, and money. Evan Ranft made them all, he’s learned a lot from them, and he’s now passing this knowledge on to you so you don’t make the same mistakes.
I believe that most people print photos only on special occasions once in a Blue Moon. But the new Google Photos test subscription wants to make photo printing a habit. It helps you select the ten best photos you took every month. It will then order prints for you, and they will be delivered to your address.
In August this year, Flickr brought back its photo printing service. Alex (a.k.a. Shaka1277) ordered two prints to see what they look like, and he kindly shared his impressions with DIYP and our readers. But, many people wanted to know more about prints from Flickr and about the ordering process itself. So, we ordered a bunch of them and here we bring you a truly in-depth review.
I printed some of my photos: color and black and white, digital and film; in different finishes and different sizes. You’ll see what they look like, and I even did some torture-testing. I got everything in photos, videos, and of course – in writing, so you can get a full picture. So let’s get right into it!