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Myer Bornstein and ILFORD GALERIE Prestige

MBornsteinWe recently became acquainted with Myer Bornstein of Photo Bee 1 blog when he reviewed ILFORD GALERIE Prestige papers recently. Myer has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about nature and natural history that includes book and equipment reviews.

Myer was kind enough to give us an interview to help us learn more about this photographer and nature enthusiast.

PrestigeSmoothPearlILFORD blog: Tell us how you feel about photographs printed on paper vs. viewing images by electronic means like computer monitors and tablets.

Myer Bornstein:   I like to have photographic prints because they can be displayed on walls to help decorate a room or displayed in a gallery.  I also like utilizing prints for teaching purposes. As a volunteer at a local Audubon sanctuary, Allens Pond in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, I use prints to illustrate wildlife that can be found at the sanctuary.  I use my iPad and I have prints in a portfolio as well.

Ib: How long have you been photographing?

MB: I have been photographing since I was a teenager. Thirty years ago I was very active and photographing and exhibiting at wildlife fairs.  Then I took time off to get a Master’s degree and have restarted active photography in the last five years.

Ib: How long have you been making your own prints?

MB: Back in my film days, I made my own black and white prints and had my own darkroom. And I developed my own Ektachrome slides. For my color photos, I utilized a professional lab in Colorado.

Ib: What advice would you give people who do not print their work about why photo prints are still important?

MB: Prints are important, they can be given as gifts, they represent people’s memories, prints can hang on your own wall. Prints allow the photographer to produce their vision with an accurate rendition of luminance, contrast, and color.

Many thanks to Myer for taking the time to talk with us and for his review of ILFORD GALERIE Prestige photo papers for digital photographs.

Myer Bornstein is an award winning photographer  who took 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received awards from International Nature Photography contest in 2011, “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, and Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He has also been published both online and in nature magazines and books.

Print ICCMyer also teaches photography classes and workshops on using Lightroom 4 and 5. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

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To read the entire posting by Myer Bornstein at Photo Bee 1 on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige papers CLICK HERE.

We are grateful to Myer for reviewing and using ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet photo papers for photographers. Learn more about all the great papers available for digital prints at




ILILFORD GALERIE Prestige Papers Review on Luminous Landscape

Luminous LandscapeLuminious Landscape editors Mark D. Segal and Michael Reichmann posed the question “What’s the gold standard of inkjet papers?” in their recent review of new ILFORD GALERIE fine art papers at While the answer to this question clearly depends on what each individual likes and has as a vision for the print, having choices is essential for attaining one’s own vision for how the final print will express the photographer’s image. (more…)

Ron Martinsen Reviews ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl

Lots of folks are beginning to talk about the new ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet papers.  Last week Ron Martinsen published an in depth review of Prestige Smooth Pearl. Noting that this new version of the tried and true Smooth Pearl is heavier (310 gsm vs. 290 gsm previously) he talks about the feeling of substance he experienced using Prestige Smooth Pearl. “[W]hen your charging a premium price for your work, the customer expects to hold a paper that feels substantial,” says Martinsen. “This product accomplishes that fine art paper feel which helps it to really earn the name Prestige.”

ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl Inkjet Photo Paper

New ILFORD GALERIE Prestige packaging easily recognizable from your photo supplier

Ron includes gamut maps and other analysis of the new Prestige Smooth Pearl paper. He details his testing model and provides screen shots showing all his settings. Settings for Photoshop and Lightroom 4 to utilize the appropriate profile for the paper are also included. So be sure to read the entire review.

Ron Martinsen’s popular is a wealth of information on all things photography. Ron’s ebook “Printing 101Notebook: An Introduction to Fine Art Photography Printing”would be a great addition to your printing library.  It passes along all the things he learned as he was perfecting his printing skills.  Ron Martinsen REVIEW: ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl Photo PaperClick on the title of the book to learn more. CLICK HERE read Ron Martinsen’s REVIEW: Ilford Galerie Prestige Smooth Pearl Photo Paper.

Visit to learn about the new Prestige and Premium photo papers from ILFORD. From a cross reference chart for previous packaging to the new papers to articles and lots of videos Future Now has it all. Experience your Future Now with ILFORD GALERIE Prestige and ILFORD GALERIE Premium inkjet papers for photographers.

The Hybrid Artist Reviews ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl

ProPhoto Coalition founder, Chris Meyer, recently posted an extensive review of ILFORD Galerie Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl inkjet media on his blog The Hybrid Artist. This in depth look at ILFORD Galerie inkjet media set alongside HP, Epson, and Breathing Color media really gives a good look at how these ILFORD Galerie papers perform.  Chris uses a clever twist of looking at the “Left-Brain” or analytical aspects of how the paper performs as well as the “Right-Brain” or more emotional response from actually viewing the results.

ILFORD Smooth Gloss and ILFORD Smooth Pearl inkjet mediaWe don’t want to spoil the fun by revealing too much here.  But suffice to say that ILFORD Galerie Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl media performed very well. Here’s what Chris says, “I’d say the Ilford Galerie Smooth line would be an excellent choice, especially for realistic nature work and portraiture…” Please go on over and read the post on The Hybrid Artist called

Review: Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss and Pearl Papers.

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