Print: “Desert Rose”
Paper: Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra
Award: Second Place in Engagement
I used this paper for its lack of texture,
which suited this particular image
because of the level of fine detail in
the photograph, and because the
paper is pure white so the color was
reproduced in print exactly as I saw it
on my monitor.
There was some discussion by
the judges as to whether the camel
handler should have been removed
or not, which potentially cost me
first place overall for the category,
but it was a very subjective call. In
hindsight, I might have reduced the
slight magenta tint to the image,
which comes with the warmth of
the tones—the risk here, however,
is that undesirable green hues are
introduced, so it’s a fine balance.
“This image has an atmospheric quality.
The haziness of the sky and the blowing
sand make it a good fit for the ‘soft’ feel
of a smooth matte paper.”
Use an X-Rite ColorChecker
Passport during capture to create
color profiles for your camera.
Get a ViewSonic VP2768 monitor
so that you are seeing the colors
as they should be.
Print with a Canon PIXMA Pro- 1
along with the correct paper
profile for that printer so that
the final output is as you see it on
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