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Polar Matte Magna Paper Proves Perfect For Making Beautiful Alternative-Process Prints

By Al Lockwood– Although most contemporary photographers inkjet print their work, a smaller (but growing) number print their images by historical or “alternative” means. These are the processes developed in the early 19th century– albumen, Van Dyke, Kallitype, salted paper and others; easily 100 different processes. Each offers the photographer an opportunity to create something truly unique. In an age of digital perfection,...

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Editing for Print – Tonal Adjustments 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.    SPECIAL OFFER Red River Paper is proud to...

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Favorite Photo Locations – Southern Utah

Photos and Article by Shelly Katz Thinking about going to Las Vegas? Forget about the casinos and bright lights of the strip. Instead take a 2-1/2 hour drive to the northeast and check out Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in southern Utah. Zion National Park is located on State Route 9 in Springdale, Utah – 163 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. When you’re ready to move on, Bryce Canyon National Park is located approximately 83 miles...

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Fine Tune Your Exposures With “Smart” Bracketing

by Arthur H. Bleich– Most digital cameras have an auto-bracketing feature that allows three or more images to be shot manually or automatically in rapid succession, each at a different exposure. The first picture is exposed at what the camera’s light meter determines to be correct, followed by an under-exposed image and then another that’s over-exposed. You can preset the amount of exposure difference between shots and sometimes even...

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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.    SPECIAL OFFER Red River Paper is proud...

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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

By Ron Wolfe– “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...

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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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