Luminious 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 www.luminous-landscape.com. 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…)
View the archive of ILFORD webinar: Make Custom Paper Profiles Your Best Friend! hosted by Joe Brady. This is another in our series of webinars on fine art printing. Learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige fine art papers at www.ILFORD.com.
Do your prints have the same drama, color and beauty as the image you see on your monitor? If not, you need to spend some time with us in this new ILFORD webinar learning about how to create and use custom paper profiles! Sponsored by ILFORD, learn about the tools and techniques to make your prints the best they can be. (more…)
ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk figured prominently in this year’s competition for Portrait Photographer of the Year in Finland. Winner Antti Karppinen prepared his entry photographs on Gold Fibre Silk for the competition. “For this competition I decided to use Ilford Prestige Gold Fibre Silk paper,” says Karppinen. “I really loved the quality of the paper, the texture and the overall feeling in the colors the paper produces.”
Antti Karppinen has been taking pictures for a decade and working professionally as a photographer for about 6 years. With a strong background in retouching he has found his own unique style of photography. “I see the photos [finished] in my head before the shoot,” he says, “and I try to find the right means to [capture] my own vision.” (more…)
Santa Monica College has a vibrant Photography Department that believes in teaching inkjet printing as an integral part of its curriculum. This two year community college, started in 1946, offers an Associates Arts degree with a wide variety of course offerings to students who are often working full time and putting themselves through school.
Professor Ford Lowcock spoke with us recently about the program and the importance of teaching printing to the students there. Ford began his career in 1974 and became a master at layer masking techniques working with Cibachrome starting in 1981. working with one of Eliot Porter’s assistants doing Dye Transfer prints. He also worked with one of Eliot Porter’s assistants learning the master techniques of making Dye Transfer prints. His love of photography spans the decades right up to current digital technology.
Enjoy this clip from our interview with Professor Lowcock:
An important component of the program is teaching the process of taking the image all the way to the print. “I’m always encouraging my students to go out and print,” says Ford. “That is the standard, I think… does [the image] hold up in a print… I absolutely love printing and encourage all my students to print more.” The annual student exhibition is a highlight of the year at Santa Monica College. (more…)
The ILFORD website is more beautiful than ever in May with the ILFORD monthly website photo competition winner Donna Martin’s beautiful image of a puffin featured. We caught up with Donna after a recent trip to Utah to find out more about her and her photography. She was also good enough to share more of her beautiful images with us including the one that won this month’s contest.
ILFORD Blog: Tell us all about this month’s winning photo! (more…)
NYCFOTOWORKS AIM PORTFOLIO REVIEW SERIES/JUNE 11 – 13
NYCFotoWorks is the industry-leading portfolio review series. Join some of the best photographers in the business in NYC, June 11-13, 2013. NYC FotoWorks brings together 150+ top decision-maker art buyers and reps in one room, over three days, in the city that is center of the commercial photography industry. Applications are now open for this important event. Apply today to have the best selection of reviewer meetings. nycfotoworks.com/apply. For a complete list of reviewers for this year’s NYC event CLICK HERE.
To celebrate the successful launch of LAFotoWorks, the next 25 photographers to sign up for NYCFotoWorks (more…)
ILFORD announced today that its GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk has been awarded the 2013 TIPA photo award for Best Inkjet Photo Paper. Designed specifically for printing fine art monochrome images, TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) praised the new Gold Mono Silk for bringing out a rich, vibrant tonal range and transition in black and white prints. (more…)
Matt Hill’s NIGHT PAPER Project Exhibition featuring haunting black and white photographs on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk inkjet paper opens this week on Sunday May 5, 2013 at The Slipper Room Gallery in NYC. The opening reception will be held from 7:00pm-9:30pm at The Slipper Room,167 Orchard Street, New York, NY. (more…)
Join world renowned Canon Explorer of Light photographers, Seth Resnick and John Paul Caponigro, in Greenland aboard Quark Expedition’s Sea Spirit for a photography adventure of a lifetime! Prepare to be amazed by majestic Greenland’s western fjord system, a region defined by some of the world’s largest and fastest moving glaciers, sometimes called ‘iceberg factories’. We’ll visit, spectacular fjords with towering ice cliffs, magnificent glaciers calving massive icebergs, ancient villages, and wonderful arctic wildlife (polar bears, walrus, seals, whales, and a multitude of sea birds). (more…)