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Old Jul 6, 2014, 7:09 PM   #11
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Yes, I'm having this one printed glossy instead of on lustre paper for that same reason, and ordered a protective spray over the print. All that printer "stuff" is why I tossed my printer long ago and today just rely on the lab when I do print.
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Old Jul 6, 2014, 10:43 PM   #12
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When you get them hung, we need to see a PICTURE of PICTURES.

I could have fitted 1 30x40 in my office, but 3 (counting the Eiffel Tower)! Your's is obviously larger than was mine.

Anyway, we would like to see these when finished.......
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I've been wanting to have my next big print done on Kodak Metallic RC Paper. It produces the look of printing on metal (aluminum) yet it's printed on paper.
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When you get them hung, we need to see a PICTURE of PICTURES.

I could have fitted 1 30x40 in my office, but 3 (counting the Eiffel Tower)! Your's is obviously larger than was mine.

Anyway, we would like to see these when finished.......
They painted our walls a couple of months ago and I've not yet re-hung my Eiffel Tower photo, knowing I was going to print something else to hang on the wall with it. I'm figuring I'll hang this first new image on the back wall behind me and maybe the second image on the wall with the Eiffel Tower.

In any even, photos of the photos will be forthcoming. I should have the first print late this week/early next with the second image (ordering this week) following a few days after, then just need to go by Hobby Lobby or the like to install some hanging hardware.
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I've been wanting to have my next big print done on Kodak Metallic RC Paper. It produces the look of printing on metal (aluminum) yet it's printed on paper.
I've done one large print using that paper through Smugmug. There's definitely a different look/shine to it.
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PS: I'm having fun shooting these, but I'm kind of sick of my processing presets. If anyone has any advice on tweaks I can make, or filters to use, I would love to change stuff up, other than the usual highlight and shadow adjustments beyond my huelight profile.
I think they look nice, I notice a bit of blue fringing on the statue in the last one so maybe try dialing down saturation a touch or as I've been doing more of lately using an elliptical gradient filter in LR to apply settings to all but that area.
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Calibration, soft proofing, color space, printer and monitor profiles. It's a real science.
Indeed, but with the right tools you can control it.

I bought a calibration device for 150 dollars. That's the only investment I did. Calibrated my monitor and working with the paper manufacturers color profiles or with the color profile from the laboratory to get my prints matched with what I see on my monitor.

Then, it's also important to have an ambient light that remains the same through the day and a calibration device that will read and compensate your ambient light...

Works well for me since I changed my work-flow like that.
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Indeed, but with the right tools you can control it.

I bought a calibration device for 150 dollars. That's the only investment I did. Calibrated my monitor and working with the paper manufacturers color profiles or with the color profile from the laboratory to get my prints matched with what I see on my monitor.

Then, it's also important to have an ambient light that remains the same through the day and a calibration device that will read and compensate your ambient light...

Works well for me since I changed my work-flow like that.
I think that's great. I've had the 169.00 Colormunki in my shopping cart for months but haven't pulled the trigger. First, my ambient light changes throughtout the day from daylight to various sources and types of artificial light in the evening. Second, I've read horror story reviews about using such tools to calibrate wide gamut monitors such as mine. Some people love it, some are unhappy. I never know what reviews to believe. So, I've done nothing.
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The one I got is the Spyder4Pro which has got an ambient light sensor.
I created two profiles, one for through the day and one for the evening. Works best for me.

The thing is, you need to get used to the new colours of a calibration, and if you don't realise this, it might be that you're not happy with a calibrator. At the end, it's about having the correct colors and not your favourite colors...
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When you get them hung, we need to see a PICTURE of PICTURES.

I could have fitted 1 30x40 in my office, but 3 (counting the Eiffel Tower)! Your's is obviously larger than was mine.

Anyway, we would like to see these when finished.......
The first 30x40 showed up today. It is HUGE! Bay Photo was the lab through Smugmug that did the print, and it's quite excellent from a viewing standpoint. I had them mount the print on gatorfoam and there's a couple of small air bubbles between the mount and print. Nothing horrible or easy to see. The protective laminate coating took away a little of the gloss. Definitely protects the print but I think the next one I'm going to have done without the protective layer added.
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