Free Webinar: Color Management for Fine Art Reproduction Sept 12

Join us for a webinar on Color Management for Fine Art Reproduction

Fine Art Reproduction is a great business opportunity for photographers. Photographers can photograph flat artwork, and provide true-to-life prints for their customers’ sales, exhibitions, promotional activities, and more. Prints can be made on a variety of fine-art media that are colorfast, archival, and can last up to 200 years. In the digital age, prints can be created in almost any quantity: single print, on demand and large quantities.

On Wednesday, September 12th from 3 pm – 4:15 pm EDT, join us as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Tobie and David Saffir discuss color management techniques, review photographic methodology, demonstrate printing on fine-art media, and provide marketing tips for recruiting artists in your area. An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.

One lucky webinar guest will win a free Spyder4PRO!

Register Now! https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/260744370

New Article, Fine Art Reproduction and Fine Art Printing

An article with content regarding my fine art printmaking business and related info just published in Big Picture magazine. The image you see here is mine – it’s the cover shot. The link takes you to an online version of the publication – go to page 16 for the full story. http://issuu.com/the_big_picture/docs/1202bpic?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage

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Cover Image © David Saffir 2011

Intro, New Inkjet Transfer Technique

From Bonny Lhotka, Digitalartstudioseminars.com

An alternative to conventional inkjet methods.

See our new inkjet printing workshop, too!

Jim Hull’s Watercolor Work Helps Illuminate Photography

One of my customers is a watercolor painter named Jim Hull. He recently asked me to photograph two of his paintings, which I’ve posted here. Fact is, I’ve photographed quite a bit of Jim’s work, and enjoyed it all.

Jim is one of those people who have an amazing range of interests – these go beyond painting to astronomy, space travel, the history of ancient cultures, and golf. He’s also reading modern studies regarding how the brain processes information and feelings, and how we think.

Jim recently decided to work with his media in new ways – in these paintings, his treatment of light inspires me as a photographer. To my eye, his paintings show dimensionality and depth not often seen in the work of other watercolorists. The technique is subtle but effective. (I find that the computer screen gives a reasonable view, but you still can't beat real-life impact).

Take a look at Jim Hull’s web site to see more of his work.

Jim Hull Watercolorist Golf Scene

Jim Hull © Golf Scene #1

Jim Hull Watercolor Painting Golf Scene #2

Jim Hull © Golf Scene #2

Douglas Kirkland Video – Protecting Art Work and Photographs

Photographer Douglas Kirkland on YouTube, talking about ARTtrust (video recorded by PR company at PMA photo conference):

Tracking Ownership of Fine Art Prints and Preventing Fraudulent Copies

Earlier this year I wrote about Certificates of Authenticity, and how they add value to fine art prints. There is an additional tool available, called the ARTtrust solution that can help track and verify the authenticity and ownership of each print.

Read more in my article on the HP Pro Photo Blog.



Tour 09: Fine Art Printing and Fine Art Reproduction Update

We’ve been having a great time. We held our Tech Expo (day 1)  and Workshop Session (day 2) at the Denver Studio Complex and Denver Pro Photo. This was the first of seven events planned, ranging through Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

The Tech Expo featured wide format printers from Canon, Epson, and HP, color management tools from X-Rite, displays from Eizo, cameras from Mamiya/Leaf, papers and print finishing products from Premier, lighting from Westcott, Eizo, and more!

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The Tech Expo was very well attended, and we had reps from a number of companies present.

Dennis Halley (digital2you) was the primary host. During the course of the day, we fielded questions regarding inkjet printing, color management, print finishing, art reproduction, media selection, medium format cameras, and displays from Eizo.

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We also had quite a bit of original artwork on hand, and print reproductions of many of these examples.

On day 2, we held our workshop on Fine Art Printmaking and Fine Art Reproduction. The session was very well attended; we had approximately 20 students in attendance.

We not only covered the “how to” aspects of fine art printmaking, we also got into the details of the business model for fine art printmaking, using your wide-format printer to make prints for other photographers, art reproduction, color management, print finishing, and more.

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We had a complete fine art printmaking setup, and of course a studio setup for fine art repro:

I encourage you to attend one of the next sessions. We will be in Glenwood Springs, Santa Fe, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, and Albuquerque.

To register for the workshop session, please go to the Digital2You web site here or CALL FOR DETAILS 303-934-2777