Beginner’s guide to printing photographs – part 4

We are coming to the end of our 4-part beginner’s guide to printing photographs. Part 1 introduced us to the complications and costs involved in printing and provides us an introduction to photo printers. Part 2 introduced colour management, the confusion of printer-paper profiles, and gives some suggestions for users choosing between Epson and Canon printers. Part 3 provided additional information about the different types of photographic papers available and the various factors you have to consider while choosing a paper. If all that confusion has not dissuaded you from trying to print your own photos, welcome to part 4, where we finally summarise all the required steps that lead to us sending a print to the printer.

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Beginner’s guide to printing photographs – part 3

In part 1 of this series, we gave a first introduction to the complexities, costs and basic fundamentals involved in printing your own photographs. In part 2, we introduced you to the complications of colour management for printer-paper profiles and tried to help you decide whether to choose an Epson or Canon printer. In part 3 now, we will discuss different photographic paper types. The information in this part may have a slight effect on your choice of printers, or not. 😛

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Beginner’s guide to printing photographs – Part 2

In part one of this series, I made an introduction to printing your own photographs, explained why you might want to do it, gave some tips on what printers to not buy, and gave readers a first glimpse into the complexity of choosing a printer. In this follow-up post, I will give some recommendations for choosing between an Epson or a Canon inkjet printer for printing novices who wish to start printing their own photographs.

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Beginner’s guide to printing photographs – Part 1

Why print?

You have been enjoying your photographic hobby for a while. Eventually, you reach an epiphany – your pictures in the digital space scream for a place in the physical world! You want to share physical photographs with relatives and friends that they are proud to put on display or use as a cover for a diary or scrapbook. Or you want to decorate your home with your own work. Or you want to create your own physical album to record your precious memories, tangible and easy to look at and pass down to a next of kin. Or you simply realized that printing is really the next step in your photographic journey. After all, although your pictures may look good on a fancy colour-calibrated monitor,  the real test of quality is to see how your work actually measures up in physical form!

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Is One Card Slot Enough? How to Prevent Corruption For Any Card-based Media.

SD Card Close-up

It was just a year ago when I wrote my guide “4 Tips On How To Avoid Getting SD Cards Corrupted”. I had no idea how relevant it would be now, seeing the paranoia and teeth-gnashing photography geeks are going through at the moment. Yes, both Canon’s and Nikon’s first foray into full-frame mirrorless introduced cameras that only feature one card slot. And if you have read the guide linked above, you would think that it actually does not matter. And you are right! Consider this follow-up article a successor to my original article, with more information and clearer explanations. Continue reading “Is One Card Slot Enough? How to Prevent Corruption For Any Card-based Media.”

Guide And Tips For Nikon Snapbridge

As of today, Snapbridge is Nikon’s solution for transferring images wirelessly from their cameras to a mobile phone. So far, reactions of users are generally average. Main complaints revolve around unreliable connections, and a somewhat unintuitive workflow as well as insufficient documentation.

Screenshot_2018-04-28-10-17-18Snapbridge’s welcome screen

Actually, Snapbridge can work well if you understand the underlying technology and the design approach. Continue reading “Guide And Tips For Nikon Snapbridge”

April 2018: Fujifilm and Sony Cameras – Things That Bother Me

I shared in my previous post that I no longer own any camera system. So I have been spending a lot of time trying out Fujifilm and Sony ML cameras in their respective showrooms in town. Unfortunately, no matter how many hours I spend in the showrooms, I never experience the “ah-ha I want this!” moment. The respective ML companies want you to believe that their products are perfect. The youtubers and bloggers getting invitations to launch events, launch parties, free accommodations, VIP treatments also want you to spend money on this stuff because they make money when you click on their referrer links and watch their channels. But the fact is that there are still things that bother me about the Fujifilm and Sony systems. In this blog post I will describe them. Note that these observations are current as of April 2018, and may no longer be relevant in the future. Continue reading “April 2018: Fujifilm and Sony Cameras – Things That Bother Me”

The practical decision guide: DX or FX?

DX or FX? APS or full-frame sensor? There are many articles and videos which explain the differences between the two formats. But a simple decision guide for users is missing. No problem, it just happens that I’m too lazy to write and qualify a whole bunch of scientific essays anyway – so I’ll just focus on putting together this simple, straight-forward guide to help users decide between DX and FX. Continue reading “The practical decision guide: DX or FX?”