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Timelapse: Valley of Fire Workshops will Focus on Night Skies of the Nevada Desert in October

Only a three spots remain for Timelapse: Valley of Fire immersive three and four-day timelapse workshops that will be held in Nevada, October 19-21 and 23-26th. The workshops will teach techniques needed to capture day and night timelapses– with a focus on the night sky. They are open to photographers and cinematographers at all skill levels and are limited to 12 attendees who will be mentored by four instructors, assuring individual...

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Editing for Print – Sharpening with Tim Grey

If you are printing your work, getting it to look good on the monitor is just the beginning. To make it look awesome on paper, you have to do a bit more work. Red River Paper has teamed up with photography expert and educator Tim Grey to bring you a video series called Editing for Print. Over the coming weeks we will explore a few simple but critical edits before printing that have a big impact. This week we look at sharpening. Click here to...

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Free Online Course: “The Camera Never Lies”

A free, six-week online course offered by Coursera and the University of London (UK) beginning on August 4, 2014 should be of interest to all photographers who use imaging programs and want to know if there was life before Photoshop. This short history course is an introduction to use of images and other media as historical evidence in the twentieth century, issues of authenticity and manipulation, and the place of film and historical adoptions...

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Wider is Better

By Arthur H. Bleich– Most amateur photographers lust for longer focal length lenses that bring distant subjects nearer. But most professionals will tell you that if they had to choose between a telephoto or a short focal length lens, they’d take the wide-angle every time. First, it’s a very versatile lens, especially for shooting close-up action. It has great inherent depth of field; you can disengage your camera’s autofocus, set the...

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Favorite Photo Locations – The Wave

“The Wave” comprises the Navajo Sandstone dunes that have calcified vertically and horizontally, turning into hardened, compacted rocks over time. Photographs of it are widely published and highly desired but it can be a dangerous location for photographers who are not in good physical condition. Located near the Arizona-Utah border in Paria Canyon of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, this sandstone formation is famous both for its...

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A Gold Mine Of American Images– Free!

By Arthur H. Bleich–   America, 1935. A land in the midst of a Great Depression. Drought and over-cultivation of farmland had spawned dust storms that stripped vital topsoil away. In a country that was predominately rural and small-town, the massive crop failure that ensued caused millions to lose their farms and homes. Blown out, baked out and broke, most were forced to drift aimlessly from place to place, looking for whatever work they...

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Sample Lesson from “Greeting Card Design for Photoshop Users”

by Susan Bailey–  Susan Bailey recently released her second edition of Greeting Card Design for Photoshop Users.  She was kind enough to share a free lesson from the book with you, the Red River Paper blog enthusiast. Free Lesson – TEXTURE BACKGROUNDS 1. Open image with white or other solid background. 2. Double click the Background layer to get an editable layer that will be called Layer 0. 3. Select the solid color with the Magic...

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How Well Do You Know Your Aspect Ratio?

By Shelly Katz–  Recently, a puzzling question crossed my desk – yes, it was a Monday. Question: Do you have a chart of what is the most standard actual print sizes to fit on a certain paper size. EX:  17×22 paper size –  renders a 18×12 print Thanks! My Reply:  At first all I could say is that any size image up to the size of the paper would surely fit, and although I wasn’t quite sure what the writer was asking,...

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Quick Access to Inkjet Printer User Guides Manuals

Epson and Canon offer detailed user guides for most of their printers.  We encourage you to refer to them and even study them when questions arise.  We see people heading to the forums first with questions when the answer might be in the user guide right at your fingertips. Because the guides are often buried on company websites, we have compiled this list of direct links.  Enjoy: Epson Epson R2000 Epson R3000 Epson 1430 Epson R2880 Epson...

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Judging a Lens by the Quality of a Print

by Derrick Story–  I test a lot of gear over the course of a year, including lenses in all sorts of mounts. I don’t have an optical bench for these reviews. I focus on how the equipment performs in the field. The final step in this process is to make a 13″ x 19″ print on Red River Paper UltraPro Gloss 2.0. Why? Because the print shows me the image in a different way than on a computer screen. And in my book, this is the real...

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