Printing our landscape and nature photographs can bring a lot of joy and can provide tremendous opportunities for making money from your artwork. There's a lot to decipher before you start. What paper do you use? How do you calibrate your monitor? Why are my prints so dark?
Fortunately, resources exist to make this process easier for you to figure out.
As such, I was excited to record this week's podcast! On today's episode, I sat down with the legendary Australian print-maker and fine art educator, Les Walkling. Dr. Walkling has devoted his life to the arts, and taught contemporary fine art photography and history at RMIT University for many years. He is perhaps more well-known in the landscape photography community for his excellent YouTube videos that compare and contrast various fine art papers for printing. On today's podcast we talk about his research, how to evaluate and choose a fine art paper, and tips for monitor calibration.
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
Essays & Notes from our Les Walking's website:
- The Joy and Despair of Becoming a Photographer
- Digital Print Categories and Characteristics
- Paper Classifications
- Introduction to Monitor Calibration
- Matching Prints to Screen
- Lighting Theory
- Why Les Walkling & Co. Pty Ltd Bespoke Printer Profiles?
- My Emotional Theory of Aspect Ratios
- My Emotional Theory of Print Size
- Peter Dombrovskis - Journeys into the Wild
- Videos from Les Walkling's YouTube Channel
- Evaluating Files Before Printing
- Advanced Soft Proofing Monitor Calibration
- Advanced Soft Proofing Monitor Addendum
- The New Canson Infinity Inkjet Papers
- An Aesthetic Evaluation of Fine Art Inkjet Papers
- Brush Work
- Education & Services
- Workshops (Live and interactive via Zoom)
- Consultations (Online)
- Production Services (including remote Bespoke Printer Profiling)
Here is who Les recommended on the podcast this week:
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We also have a searchable transcript of every episode!
Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.
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Scroll down to see more of Les' photography.