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Photography Art Prints – How are they made?

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Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

 
Art of Photography

Art of PhotographyPhotography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.

When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.

 
Fine Printing

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Photography by Rick Gold
Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing located in Bridgehampton, New York, offers fine art, or giclee, printing services. With over 20 years of experience, the Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing staff creates beautiful, expert-level prints and continually strives to exceed even the highest customer expectations. Glowing reviews of Hampton Photo Arts, on websites such as insiderpages.com, reflect this commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Fine Art/Giclee Printing Giclee printing involves using a high-quality, professional ink-jet printer to create fine art prints from a digital image or source.

 
Consider Canvas Prints for Your High Quality Photographs

Hampton Photo Art and Framing Canvas Printing Image by Rick GoldHave you taken truly outstanding digital photographs, ones you want displayed in a fine art setting that will stand out visually and stand the test of time? One way to do so is by having the images printed on canvas. Canvas was first used by artists producing oil paintings starting in the early fifteenth century and gained popularity later in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Digital photography and printing technology now makes it possible to use this traditional material to produce photographic works that will outlast any paper while displaying a different artistic flavor, producing a look much like an oil painting. Printing on canvas will provide a high-quality piece that can be displayed in a gallery, given as a special gift, or kept as a family heirloom. Canvas is a perfect material for high resolution, vibrant photographs.

 
Get Your Passport Photo Taken With Hampton Photo Arts
Hampton Photo, Art and FramingInternational travel is one of the realities of modern life. Whether you're traveling for business, visiting friends or family, studying abroad, or going on vacation, your ticket to the world is your passport. For that all-important passport photo, Hampton Photo Arts is at your service.

If you live in or near The Hamptons, there’s no better place to get your passport photo taken than Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY. There are strict requirements for passport photos, but we're familiar with them all. You have enough to worry about, so let us make things easier for you with our exceptional, world-class photography and printing process.
 
Quality Counts – Protect Your Precious Memories with Hampton Photo Arts

When you send your film, camera memory card or photo CD for processing, how much do you really know about what happens on the other side of the mailbox? You could luck out and get a mail order photo processor who cares about your photographs as much as you do, or you could end up with substandard prints and poor color balance. You could also get prints that look good initially, but are not printed on top quality paper. That could mean your precious memories could begin to fade in a matter of weeks, and through the years those cherished photos will not stand the test of time.

Why not avoid these potential problems and send your favorite photographs to Hampton Photo Arts instead? Our dedicated staff will treat your film, digital media, slides, negatives and photos as if they were our own.

 
Mail Order Photo Services

ImageThe advent of digital photography has opened new doors to amateur and professional photographers. Popular photo editing software provides a literal mini dark room for the computer. When the editing is completed, photographers want their final product to look professional and reflect the pride they take in their work.

For over twenty years Hampton Photo Arts has provided high quality, professional processing services to photographers all over New York. They have now expanded their excellent print reproduction services to include mail order. With this service they can meet the needs of photographers nationwide. Hampton Photo Arts uses Fuji Crystal Archive paper, and chemicals, to assure brilliant colors, bright whites and image stability to keep customer's photos beautiful for generations to come. Daily equipment testing, assuring color accuracy and consistency, is only one aspect of their commitment to excellence.

 
Using Light to Take Great Photos

ImageHave you ever wondered why a professional photographer’s pictures look better than your snapshots? Sure they’ve got the fancy cameras and the great software, but what about the nuts and bolts of shooting a great picture? Do they know something you don’t?

The answer is yes. They know about lighting.

Lighting can be the key to what ends up being a great photo, or it can be what ruined a potentially great photo. 

Professional photographers spend a lot of time studying and learning about light but they’ll be the first to tell you how simple good lighting really is. Good lighting is simply light from a large light source from somewhere other than the camera.

 
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Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

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Art of Photography

Art of PhotographyPhotography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.

When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.

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Learning to Paint with Watercolors

By Cindy Tabacchi

ImageWatercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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