We 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.
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.
Myer 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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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 www.ILFORD.com.