You Don’t Have to Print In-House to Print Fine Art

8.6.2020 Business

There’s nothing like the permanence and value of print, but many photographers don’t have the resources, space, or volume to justify having a fine art printer in their own home or studio.If you’re considering adding fine art prints to your selection of products, it’s not difficult to give it a try without a huge investment. There are several long-established print medium manufacturers from which to choose a paper that complements your style. And there are still many digital printing... Continue Reading >

Review: Canson’s Infinity Baryta Photographique II

7.15.2020 Tech

Baryta inkjet papers took the fine-art inkjet printing world by storm more than a decade ago. When a paper is labeled a Baryta, it usually means the paper base is coated with barium sulfate, a clay-like material used in traditional silver gelatin photo papers for over 100 years. Baryta papers generally have the contrast, color saturation, and sharpness of RC (resin-coated) papers and fine art watercolor-type inkjet papers. Most Baryta papers have a paper base that feels like paper rather than... Continue Reading >

Where clients display photography in their homes

January 2020 issue Business

There are plenty of online and big-box options consumers can turn to for photographic prints. But according to consumer research conducted by Professional Photographers of America, photography clients overwhelmingly purchase their prints—wall art, canvases, small prints, holiday cards, and albums—from their photographer. Here's what they do with them. © Professional Photographer Continue Reading >

Product highlight: Epson SureColor P7570 and P9570

November 2019 issue Tech

Has Epson been eavesdropping? Improvements and new features in the 24-inch SureColor P7570 and 44-inch SureColor P9570 printers show that the company is responding to customers of its wide-format printers who wanted this fixed and that added.To start with, users can now select matte black or photo black without switching ink tanks or going through an ink-changing process. And Epson’s new ltraChrome Pro12 pigment ink set boasts 12 colors, including a violet ink that expands the color gamut.... Continue Reading >

The products clients want from photographers

September 2019 issue Business

When a client comes to you for a family, child, or pet portrait session, what products are they open to purchasing? Unsurprisingly, digital files are top of mind, according to a PPA consumer research study. But printed images in all their various forms aren’t far behind. Video, on the other hand, might be a tougher sell.© Professional Photographers of America Continue Reading >

Review: Red River Paper Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300 Photo Paper

5.30.2019 Tech

Remake of an Ansel Adams favoriteThere are few paper types that showcase an image’s depth and color as well as high-quality semi-gloss or glossy baryta inkjet papers. There are many on the market from which to choose, with Red River Paper being a leader in this category. The company recently relaunched a paper it offered from 2012 to 2016. Renamed Palo Duro Baryta Fiber, the paper has a 100% alpha-cellulose base stock, a weight of 300 gsm, and a thickness of 13.8 mil. There are no printed... Continue Reading >

Rustic barnwoods for albums and frames

April 2019 issue Tech

© Courtesy FinaoQuality prints and albums last a lifetime, and the way they’re presented should reflect that. If a rustic style fits your clients’ aesthetic, Finao’s new barnwood material is for you. The neutral tones of grey, brown, and smoked oak coordinate with changing décor, and the weathered and distressed texture of reclaimed wood adds character.Barnwood materials are available for the Tribeca matted portrait box, as a cover panel for the One album, and for the Chelsea box.... Continue Reading >

Jason and JoAnne Marino discuss in-person sales

9.25.2018 Business

How'd you like to grow your business 400 to 500 percent? Jason and JoAnne Marino of Imagine Photography made it happen by switching to in-person sales. Here's what they say about in-person sales, print products, and their move from wedding to portrait photography. RELATED: Learn more about the Marinos' in-person sales journey Continue Reading >

High-end wall art revived a photography business

July 2018 issue Profiles

The combination of Monica Sigmon and Michael Taylor seemed like a match made in photography heaven. Monica Sigmon, M.Photog.Cr., had founded a successful portrait studio in Williamsburg, Virgina, in 2000 and steadily built a reputation as a popular speaker at photography events. Michael Taylor, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., API, F-ASP, was a past PPA president, a recognized titan of the photography industry, and a veteran speaker with more than 400 photography seminars to his credit. So when the... Continue Reading >

Feeling it: Relaxed leather mini albums

July 2018 issue Tech

Thanks to its soft, relaxed leather, the 4x5 Mini Leather Wrap Album from H&H Color Lab begs to be picked up and opened. Select from four design themes—Charmed, Hearts, Diamonds, and Primitive—with a choice of watercolor, art matte, or recycled paper. It’s available with eight to 24 sides.The four styles work for weddings, engagement, boudoir, seniors—practically any kind of session. The albums are handcrafted, with each signature group sewn in.The service time is three days, and... Continue Reading >