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Paper Crafts: Make Your Own Valentine Puzzle Purse

  Red River’s greeting card papers are perfect for Valentine’s Day cards  but for something really special,  use Red River’s 12×12-sized paper to make a Valentine Puzzle Purse that will enthrall your beloved and endear you to them forever. Puzzle Purse Valentines made their first appearance in Jane Austin’s time and were the rage from 1700s until the mid 1800s.Back then,  when romance was an art, sweethearts...

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Pros Choose Tony Bonanno To Print Their Best Images

Flip a Tony Bonanno coin and it’s a winner either way it lands. Heads, it’s an internationally renowned photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico who travels worldwide to shoot architecture, travel, documentary, corporate events, editorial and fine art photography. Tails, a talented digital print maker who works with both Epson and Canon large-format printers and outputs images for other pros. Bonanno is recognized as a Master Printer...

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Try Soft Light For Great Portraits

By Arthur H. Bleich– In the early days of amateur photography, enthusiasts were always being warned to “keep the sun at your back” because films were slow and  needed lots of light to record a decent image. But before photography became the beloved hobby of the masses, Victorian studio photographers had discovered that the best way to light their subjects was to avoid the sun altogether. They set up indoor studios with huge,...

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Paper Crafts: Make Bookmarks With Red River Paper

How many of you out there make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you have new goals to eat healthy, exercise more, get more rest, or read more? I made some bookmarks using a few of my photos along with some inspirational quotes and you can too!     I used Microsoft Word to design my bookmarks but you can use any software you wish. I opened up a new document and made sure that it was in “Landscape” mode. Under the...

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Paper Crafts: Pallet Christmas Tree With Paper Ornaments

Have you seen those adorable Christmas trees made out of pallets? We decided to make some for ourselves, two trees to be exact, and also decided to add a some decorations to it. First, you will need to obtain a pallet, you can either purchase one or go to a warehouse and ask if they are throwing any away. Second, with a power saw, and using safety goggles, very carefully cut the pallet into a tree shape. Third, to paint the pallet...

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How To Survive If Your Drive Takes A Dive

By Arthur H. Bleich– There are few things more chilling than to see this message pop up on your computer screen during startup: “This disk is not readable by this computer.” Is your data still on the hard disk? Is it a software problem? A hardware problem? A connection problem? What happened? If it’s your internal drive that’s gone south, you won’t even be able to get online for help. You get that numb feeling of fear. Well, hang in...

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Paper Crafts: Custom Christmas Inkjet Gift Tags

We all love to add a little bit of personal touch to our Christmas decorations and gifts. How about printing your own Christmas tags? We went over to NorthpoleChristmas.com and downloaded the free template, picked out a couple of our favorite Red River Papers (see which in “Resources” below) and voila – adorable Christmas tags.   If you are using Photoshop, you could even personalize the tags with the font of your...

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Cash In On Greeting Cards!

  By Drew Hendrix– Electronic greeting cards may be click ‘n easy but the public still has a voracious appetite for printed cards; all it takes to enter the market and start making money is a printer, the right Red River Paper card stock and, of course, your best images. The Greeting Card Association estimates that more than 7 billion paper cards were sold last year at prices ranging from $2 to $10 and that women accounted for 80% of...

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Richard Baker: War and Peace

By Arthur H. Bleich– In 1966, Richard Baker aimed his M-16 at the Vietnamese; today he uses an arsenal of analog cameras to shoot them. His goal is to photograph all 54 ethnic tribes in the country where he was once sent to fight. Now 68, the twice-wounded Army veteran has been back to Vietnam about 15 times since the war ended; he jokes that he’s done more tours of duty there than any other soldier. Capturing images on pin-hole and...

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Click Away 2015 in San Antonio

by Leslie Clampitt – I recently attended Click Away in San Antonio, which is a photographic education conference organized by the creators of Click magazine, Clickin Moms. This organization targets women, specifically mothers, who are either growing their photography business or just starting. We are always looking for ways to learn more about what photographers want and need, and the best way to do this is by attending various events to...

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