Imaging

How to effectively print your image, part 2

Tuesday 17 April

For me it is clear that the image on screen is the ‘mother’ file. It is what I spent so much energy on to get it right, to make it articulate in expression, precise in

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How to effectively print your image, part 1

Wednesday 28 March

The other day I was tutoring a photographer who was completely frustrated about his process. Ever since he switched from analog to digital he lost his bearings. My promise that I could help him solve

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When someone says your colours look strange..

Wednesday 3 May

  Sometimes a comment you may get on your work could be like: ‘The colours don’t look realistic’ or ‘look strange’. It is often heard. And it is in itself a surprising remark. How could

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New Horizons in colour… (as preceded by New Horizons in binding)

Sunday 24 May

The paper of this book has a very soft touch, it brings the pristine whiteness and the binding is flawless Now it is up to the images to take you on the trip the artist

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Bring out the light!

Tuesday 17 March

When will you experience a print or a reproduction of a photo as convincing? In a previous blog (Toning images) I focussed on the importance of density and contrast in an image. Those are means

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On calibration and colour management

Wednesday 4 March

  Can you imagine working with images and being able to predict how it will look in print? That it will look about the same on different paper types as on an inkjet print? Fantasy?

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Printing and Lithography

Tuesday 16 December

  To print great images you need good photos. But that is not all, because photos are made of light. Printing you do with pigment on paper, the default being four colours. And four colour

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Toning images

Wednesday 3 December

  Some images we see we experience as captivating, others we don’t spend any time on. Anyone who wants to communicate through images hopes to achieve the first. The question is how to get there.

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Toning images, Black and white

Wednesday 3 December

In any picture in colour you have a colour contrast and the tonal contrast. Colour contrast is based on the effect of complimentary colours. Cyan and red, green and magenta, yellow and blue are the

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