As some of my readers are aware, in late 2011, I penned a three-part series of articles on HDR Photography and Printing for Breathing Color, an Austin-based manufacturer of award-winning fine art photographic and matte papers, canvas and coatings, for the professional digital inkjet printing market. You can find links to all three of these articles on the upper right sidebar of my website.
This series of articles covers the entire workflow for making great HDR prints that really pop, from proper camera color and HDR settings, to color management principles, monitor calibration and profiling, HDR shooting and post-processing, stylizing images, the importance of ICC printer/paper profiles, and the complete printing workflow.
I am pleased to announce that I have once again teamed up with Breathing Color and will be writing printing-related articles, as well as guesting on some podcasts. The first article – How to Configure Printer Settings for Third-Party Papers – went live on Monday and focuses on how to achieve the best possible prints using non-OEM papers such as those manufactured by Breathing Color. In the article, we clear up some confusing terminology and review the multitude of printer settings critical to getting a great print.
If you are interested in making your own prints, please read the article and leave your comments, which I would most welcome. On another note, I am taking topic suggestions for future articles and podcasts. These could include questions on photographic post-processing, readying an image for print, solving common printing problems, or choosing the right paper for printing.
For more information, please go to the Breathing Color Blog home page, where you will find a ton of useful information as well as links to the new #AskBC series of podcasts. Have a burning question that needs answering? Send it in by visiting the link.