Editor's Note: We welcome Angie McMonigal to Photofocus. Angie is an award-winning fine art and commercial architecture photographer based in Chicago. She brings a detailed, thoughtful perspective to her work, whether for clients or through the workshops she leads. Focusing more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes, her photographs celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight. You can find her work published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recently, her Urban … [Read more...] about Introduction to exhibiting: Locations
As a budding young photographer, I cut my teeth with gelatin silver printing. It would be some years before I became aware of daguerreotypes (c. 1839), heliographs, photogenic drawings, wet collodion, tintypes, calotypes, cyanotypes, platinum/palladium prints and Cibachrome. This is just a partial list of historical photographic techniques. Just as vinyl records are still coveted and collected by a few, most of these old techniques have been rediscovered as new techniques continue to emerge. Takashi Arai is a very thoughtful contemporary … [Read more...] about Giclée by any other name: Printmaking today
From the course: Learning On1 Photo Raw on LinkedIn Learning Wrapping for output from Learning ON1 Photo RAW by Robert Vanelli Have you ever gone to a museum and saw a frameless print where the canvas is stretched all the way around? This is called a gallery wrap and they are beautiful! They are printed on canvas and wrapped around a thick stretcher bar so that there are no visible fasteners (such as staples or tacks) — a Gallery Wrap is a wonderful way to show off your artistic side. In the past, preparing a print to be a gallery … [Read more...] about Printing: Creating a Frameless Gallery Wrap with On1 Photo Raw
Editor’s Note: Fabrizia Costa is a portrait and wedding photographer who also helps photographers raise the level of their work and their business through workshops and personal coaching. Her work is all about deep shifts in perspective, seeing things with new eyes, and thinking outside the box. If you’re a professional wedding or portrait photographer, you can join her free Outside the Box Evolution group on Facebook. You have your homepage set up, the logo looks good, the colors match and you’re on a roll. Making a website has never been … [Read more...] about Your Homepage and the First Five Seconds in Your Clients’ Lives: Part 2
Photographers go through many different phases as they are building their careers. Sometimes we are swamped and busy beyond belief and sometimes we sit around twiddling our thumbs fearful that we have forgotten something we should be doing. Free time isn’t free in this business. If you are sitting idly then you are wasting your time and money. It's time to make your time work for you from the very start and here are a few ways to do just that. Make Rewarding Relationships High school is where it all starts. Even if you hadn’t discovered your … [Read more...] about Photographers! Free Time Isn’t Free
Lightroom's new web interface has made collaborating with clients very easy. Imagine, after a photo session, you import your images into Lightroom, make a collection of images to show your client, then have Lightroom create a private gallery for your client to select and make comments on their favorite images for you to edit.Their input is automatically synced with your Lightroom catalog. Not only is this cool, but it comes free with your Lightroom subscription! You're probably wondering why I'm excited. In the past, I would create a gallery … [Read more...] about Lightroom’s Secret Website for your Clients
If you're a photo studio or photographer who uses Pictage to host and sell your photos, you likely have quite a shock this week. On August 24th, Pictage posted the following message to their users: The Closing of Pictagehttps://discover.pictage.com/pictage-update-20150824 Please accept my sincere apologies for the Pictage web site being down since Thursday. The Pictage web site is currently recovering, but it is an extremely slow process due to the high number of images we store. We are doing everything we can to bring the web site online as … [Read more...] about Pictage is Closing their Doors. What are Your Options?
I'm sitting in an airport ready to spend a week in Las Vegas for Photoshop World. I know this week is going to be filled with 18 hour days packed with a combination of learning and parties as I catch up with old friends. My parents taught me if I want to play I better have my work done. With a smile I started checking off projects in my TODOIST application. One last email check before I board the plane, all set. With coffee in hand, I boarded the plane feeling pretty good. The Dreaded URGENT e-mail Somewhere between Charlotte and Las Vegas, I … [Read more...] about Why an Online Gallery is Important