Telling Stories About Photos

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The key to having an interesting photo is to have an interesting story about the photo. Every photo has a story. The story just must be thought out and written. That’s the hard part. I’ve made a template that I use and would like to share it and my thought process with you. Continue reading

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Smugmug Gallery Sharpening Settings

If you use Smugmug for photo hosting, there is a gallery feature called “Sharpening” that automatically sharpens every photo that is displayed. But, there is very little instruction on what each of the four settings of this feature really mean. I’ll show you what settings I use… Continue reading

Video: Metallic Paper Prints

Click to ViewWhat is “metallic paper” and what does a photo look like when printed on it? Metallic paper will make a photo almost “glow” because it catches the light so well. Peter Lik uses metallic paper on his prints and look how great his are! In this short video, I’ll show you one of my photos printed on metallic paper, and give you an idea of how wonderful this material is to print photos on!

In addition, I’ll be showing you a 12″ x 36″ panoramic photo framed using an extremely simple and cost-effective method.

After viewing the video, if you are thinking of printing your photos on this material, I’ll let you know right now my source for this printing service is Bay Photo out in California. They’ve provided me with great product and I recommend them. The paper I use is Kodak Endura Metallic paper. They also have Fuji Pearl Metallic for an extra charge. The Fuji paper is what I believe that Peter Lik uses on his prints, but there is really no difference with the Kodak paper in my opinion as long as I soft proof my photos ahead of time and make the right adjustments.

If you’re interested in the frame for 12″ x 36″ panoramic photos that I show in the video, my source for that frame is my local Michael’s store where they call it a panoramic poster frame and it costs around $10 – $20 each.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Video: Thinwrap Prints

Click to view.What are “Thinwrap™  prints?” They are canvas wrapped on a thin backing, then float-mounted and ready-to-hang! In this short video, I’ll show you one of my photos printed as a Thinwrap™, and show you what it looks like, front and back. They are an economical alternative to metal or traditional canvas prints, and they really make a photo look great when hanging on your wall!

After viewing the video, if you are thinking of printing your photos on this material, I’ll let you know right now my source for this printing service is Bay Photo out in California. They’ve provided me with great product and I recommend them.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Video: Metal Prints

Click to view video.What are “metal prints?” They are one of the most durable, beautiful, and easy-to-hang photo mediums available! In this short video, I’ll show you one of my photos printed on metal, and give you an idea of just how fantastic this material is!

After viewing the video, if you are thinking of printing your photos on this material, I’ll let you know right now my source for this printing service is Bay Photo out in California. They’ve provided me with great product and I recommend them.

I hope you enjoy the video!