Desktop printers have never been better, and pro lab printing has never been easier
By William Sawalich
WhiteWall’s alternative print shapes are one option for printing “outside the box.”
Back in the analog era of photography, making a print required a choice: serious photographers could take a D.I.Y. darkroom approach or drop film for processing and printing at a local color lab. Color printing was technically possible in a home darkroom,...
Create gallery-quality prints at home with Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers
The perfect expression and gesture. Dramatic illumination. Backdrop, wardrobe and makeup. So many details come together, orchestrated to produce a stunning image for your client, culminating in a print that fully expresses your creativity.
Your clients—and your portfolio— deserve the finest printing capabilities. The incredible resolution and color...
Discover some of the printers and services available to bring your digital images into print
Epson Expression Photo XP-970
Like silver halide crystals in days of yore, pixels have become a photographer’s creative stock-in-trade. Even photographers who still shoot film usually scan their negatives or slides to create a digital file. Then, image files are either printed at home or sent to a lab.
The great majority of photographers who...
Choosing the right paper for your photo’s subject to create exceptional fine art prints
Cheryl Walsh prints “The Ascension of Salacia” on Canson Infinity Edition Etching.
When Cheryl Walsh isn’t submerged in her swimming pool shooting fine art portraits of models or on dry land creating portraits for high school seniors, she can be found at her computer, preparing to bring her images to life through prints. With a dual photography...
From LED lighting to wireless flash to large-format printers, these solutions will maximize your productivity in the studio so you can deliver the image to your client
The Editors Of Digital Photo Pro Magazine
From LED lighting to wireless flash to large-format printers, these solutions will maximize your productivity in the studio so you can deliver the image to your client.
1. The Mixed Studio
If you’ve been to any photo trade show or video shoot recently, you may have seen a new lighting trend emerging: LED continuous lights. Read More…
Stephen Wilkes talks about his approach to storytelling through photography and how the print is the culmination of his creative process
Stephen Wilkes’s Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom—documenting an abandoned hospital on the island—offers a compelling look into America’s past, drawing viewers in with powerful, stirring images.
“When people look at my Ellis work, they always say there’s an intimacy in the work, and that is because of the depth of the work, and you don’t...
Get away from paper. Try printing images on wood, acrylic and metal for new ways to present your photography.
In the digital age sometimes we forget how wonderful it is to actually see a great photograph printed out. That feeling of seeing an image you took grace a wall is exciting and validating.
Ordering or making prints of your images is a relatively simple process. It’s an age-old process.
What’s new, though, is the types of materials that are now...
Amy Toensing on connecting with people and cultures through her photography, and the personal value of printmaking
By The Editors
Inspired by traditional darkroom processes to pursue photography as a profession, Amy Toensing talks about her approach to connecting with subjects. “I’m constantly trying to understand our world,” Toensing explains, “and I do that through culture and people. The thing I love most about my work is that it gives me an excuse to be nosy and...
Advertising and sports photographer Tim Tadder talks about his creative process and the integral role that printing plays in it
By The Editors
Known for his advertising and commercial work, including photographs of iconic athletes like Tom Brady and Michael Phelps, Tim Tadder is widely recognized for his imaginative images. In this video, Tadder talks about his creative process and how a sound trigger became the inspiration for a series of memorable photographs.
Today’s printers are technological marvels, ready to create a masterpiece at a moment’s notice
By David Schloss
The latest desktop professional printers are incredible machines—their output is astounding, and the amount of technology stuffed inside these relatively affordable little boxes is mind-boggling.
Update: In April, 2020, Epson updated the two pro desktop color inkjet printers mentioned in this story, the Epson P600 and P800. The new models are...