Friday, February 19, 2010

Show your work

A key tool to improving your work is showing it. Producing something with the intent of displaying it encourages you to view your work more critically as well as putting it in front of others as well.

There are several ways you can do this. Flickr, is a very common way, for example. But if your target media is print then you need to be printing your images.

Displaying prints at your home or office has the added advantage of generating direct and personal feedback from people you know.

There are lots of ways to present your prints, but keep in mind that your choice of frame and the quality of that work becomes part of the whole package, so don't cut corners.

For those in Canada, Black's current has some frames on sale - the ones I like are 25% off. Use acid free materials and don't forget to clean the glass.

Today's assignment: Print at least one image either at home or via a commercial printer. Frame it and display it.

Advanced assignment: Calibrate your monitor. Pay attention to the colour spaces used in your workflow, make notes about the production process. This is important because you have to learn how to create predictable and consistent results.

This shed was originally located on Elgin Mills near the 404 in Richmond Hill.
1/60 f/20 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 160 mm Canon EOS 40D
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