Pushing print limits

Some thoughts on the Art of Printing by Ming Thein Photography


Creative Surfaces

Susan Bailey Photography

For all of you who attended the CNPA Annual Meeting… here are some creative surfaces you can use in your photo work. There are so many fun surfaces, glass, etc. like Charles Needle showed us. These are some examples I’ve used in teaching.  Let your creativity flow!

Mylar – silver or gold – Michael’s maybe, AC Moore – watch for scratches (2nd example) although you can smooth with Gaussian blur or healing depending on size.


Limo Window Tint – black sheet in a roll – auto parts stores_MG_9743-Edit_MG_9786

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Great Lightroom Tip for Photographers

One of the most powerful new tools in Lightroom 5 is the Radial Filter tool. Here are a few examples of how you can use this tool creatively inside your workflow to help draw attention to your subjects. If you don’t have Lightroom5, you can use multiple graduated filters to draw attention, but it’s not as easy, and the results can be hit or miss.


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