Everyone wants to make big prints, and for the last few years that is something I have been doing a lot of. I have been making aluminum prints to display at art fairs that are, at a minimum, 36 inches long, going up to about 72 inches long (although I have gone to 96 inches… Continue reading Creating Super-Files for Huge Prints
Printing used to be really hard. Photographers spent all day in the darkroom just to make a handful of prints. Now, thanks to improvements in inkjet printers, printing is much easier to do yourself. In addition, thanks to Lightroom, it is much simpler than it was just a few years ago. In this article, I’m… Continue reading The Complete Step by Step Process for Making a Print Using Lightroom
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that your photos are not safe online. I’m going to show you how they can be stolen, pretty much no matter what you do. The good news is that nobody really wants to steal your photos. Even unprotected, they are still pretty safe from… Continue reading Protecting Your Photos
Many of us post our photos to the web, and the question often arises as to what size photos should be used. If you post pictures with file sizes that are too large, you will bog down your website and make users (and search engines) unhappy. At the same time, you want your photos to… Continue reading Right-sizing Your Photos for the Web
You have perhaps heard that JPEGS are 8-bit files, while RAW files are up to 16-bit files. That gets repeated a lot, and it one of the justifications for encouraging everyone to shoot Raw files. But you may wonder what impact this actually has on our pictures. What does bit-depth even mean? If you’re like… Continue reading 8-bit vs. 16-bit: What Does It Mean to Me?
It was only a few years ago that you would need to hire a web designer if you wanted a top notch website to display your photography portfolio. Your choice was either spend a lot of money or go with a junky design. The last few years, however, have seen an explosion in the quality… Continue reading How to Create an Online Photography Portfolio
When you want to have a print made of one of your pictures, you want to be confident you are sending it to the right place. If you are like me, that means the best quality for the best price – and usually that means a trade-off is to be made. I conducted a test… Continue reading Testing the Online Photo Labs (Video)