Lessons learned from Printing my Imges
I've started printing my images (kudos to Adorama Pix for great prints) again after a few years of showing my work online only. The pleasant surprise is how beautiful the prints are and that my 10 meg Canon Rebel XS easily prints to 16x20.
You quickly discern the strengths and weaknesses in photos when printing at that size. I learned that I need to pay careful attention to the point of focus in close-up images I plan to print large. You notice that quite easily in large prints. Also, in landscape photos it is vital to stop down the aperture enough to get everything in focus. Not having adequate depth of field becomes quite noticeable in large prints. When those two things are done well, it is a pleasure to view the print. There is a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from seeing a big glossy print that does not come from simply viewing online!
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