Richard Baker: War and Peace
Oct26

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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Quickstart Guide To Inkjet Papers
Aug10

Quickstart Guide To Inkjet Papers

By Drew Hendrix –Today’s selection of inkjet papers provides amazing creative opportunities for photo enthusiasts by offering quality, control and cost savings previously unknown to photographers who worked with conventional photo papers. There are many more options to let you match the paper’s surface to suit your photographic style. Weight, texture, shade and more can finely tune the look and feel of your prints. Never in the...

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Frame Your Images for Maximum Impact!
May12

Frame Your Images for Maximum Impact!

By Arthur H. Bleich– Throughout history, great works of art have been showcased in frames and your best images deserve no less. It’s amazing how they’ll stand out and gain stature; a framed photograph seems to announce: “Look at me, I’m worthy of viewing!” But how do you choose the right frame? For years I’ve put off framing my best images for two reasons. First, I wasn’t up to learning how to frame from scratch; for example, making...

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Shoot A Photo Essay!
Apr30

Shoot A Photo Essay!

By Arthur H. Bleich– A photo essay is a group of images connected by a theme. It’s easier to shoot than searching randomly for picture possibilities because the theme determines the kinds of shots you’ll need. Pick a subject you’d like to visually explore in depth. Is there a bridge that’s always fascinated you? An intriguing deserted farm? A particular block in your city that’s alive with action? Choose anything that can...

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Backup Therapy for Paranoid Photographers, Part 2
Apr14

Backup Therapy for Paranoid Photographers, Part 2

By Tim Grey–  Variability. I am often asked whether it is best to use a full backup solution where the backup is replaced each time you perform a backup, or an incremental backup where only changes made since the last backup are copied. My answer is to use both of these approaches. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of backup, and so I encourage you to use more than one approach to help make up for the limits of each...

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Nothing Says it Better Than A Photographic Print
Mar24

Nothing Says it Better Than A Photographic Print

By Drew Hendrix– I have a friend whose daughter died when she was a teenager but he still greets her every day with: “Hi kiddo, how’s it going?” And he says she always replies with a smile from within her picture frame on the wall. He told me that when he views her image on a computer or cellphone screen, it just doesn’t seem as real. Nor would many of our memories be as pleasurable to recall if they had to be dug out from...

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Digital Photos Are Not Forever!
Mar17

Digital Photos Are Not Forever!

by Drew Hendrix – Today’s digital world is fraught with danger when it comes to protecting precious photos. They easily can be ruined even when we think they’re safe and securely stored on magnetic or optical drives, CDs and DVDs or somewhere up in the Cloud. Digital disaster regularly befalls governmental agencies, educational institutions and companies big and small despite their best efforts to prevent it. It can also happen to you...

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Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer Review Now Available
Mar03

Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer Review Now Available

The Epson SureColor P600 was introduced at the Photo Plus Expo in October of 2014 and became available in January of 2015. It is the successor to the Epson R3000. The P600 is a 13″ wide enthusiast to professional level photo and fine art inkjet printer that features nine individual ink cartridges with the UltraChrome HD pigment ink system. Like the venerable UltraChrome K3 system, the new inkset uses five color inks along with...

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Shoot Masterpieces On Your Kitchen Table
Feb17

Shoot Masterpieces On Your Kitchen Table

by Arthur H. Bleich– When the weather outside turns frightful why not stay inside, where it’s nice and warm, and shoot some still lifes. What’s a still life? It’s simply a creative arrangement of objects which you design. You’ve probably seen classical still life paintings such as flower arrangements or bowls of fruit with fish or fowl in the scene. While these are more traditional still life subjects, yours should be...

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Readers are Invited to Contribute Articles and Videos to the Red River Paper Blog
Feb06

Readers are Invited to Contribute Articles and Videos to the Red River Paper Blog

Share your passion about photography, printing and imaging with other readers of the Red River Paper Blog. More than a quarter of a million of photo enthusiasts a month have become aware of our excellent content and we’d like to invite our readers to become involved by sharing their experiences and knowledge. You don’t have to be a professional photographer, writer or videographer. If you have something interesting to say about...

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Win A Canon Pixma Pro-10 Printer & Paper Package Worth $800!
Jan22

Win A Canon Pixma Pro-10 Printer & Paper Package Worth $800!

This contest has concluded.  Thank you to all those who entered!  Check back to enter our next contest.  A $700 CANON PIXMA PRO-10 Inkjet Printer PLUS $100-worth of Red River’s Palo Duro Satin Paper could be yours! Enter our Giveaway now! The PIXMA PRO-10 Wireless Professional Inkjet Printer has features that help produce incredible output. A 10-color Lucia Pigment Ink system features three black inks for amazing monochrome...

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Editing for Print – Soft Proofing with Tim Grey
Nov05

Editing for Print – Soft Proofing 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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Polar Matte Magna Paper Proves Perfect For Making Beautiful Alternative-Process Prints
Oct14

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...

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Editing for Print – Tonal Adjustments with Tim Grey
Oct08

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...

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Editing for Print – Sharpening with Tim Grey
Sep12

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...

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How Well Do You Know Your Aspect Ratio?
May21

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...

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Quick Access to Inkjet Printer User Guides Manuals
May12

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 SureColor P400 Epson SureColor P800 Epson...

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Datacolor Webinar: Co-sponsored by Red River Paper
Mar04

Datacolor Webinar: Co-sponsored by Red River Paper

Custom Printmaking with Fine Art Paper   3/26/2014 2:00 pm (Eastern Time)   Join us as we discuss fine art printmaking with special focus on landscape photography.  Each image has its own character and color palette. We’ll review methods you can use to match photographs to different media types before printing. Color management in post-production, including soft proofing will also be covered. A demonstration of printer...

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Updated Polar Pearl Metallic Profiles for the Epson 1400 / 1430

New profiles are available for the Epson 1400 and 1430 with Red River Paper’s Polar Pearl Metallic. You can download them here: Epson 1400 printer profiles Epson 1430 printer profiles Red River Paper was the first to introduce photo metallic inkjet paper to the market in early 2010. Polar Pearl Metallic the same benefits as its photo lab equivalent – a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant...

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Ask Tim Grey – Resizing for Large Prints

Today’s Question: I’m looking for information about the best way to enlarge digital files for printing. While I have an Epson 3880, I can “only” print on 17” x 22” paper, which is usually good enough but I’m looking at a couple of images for larger printing, hence my questions. I have Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5, and onOne software’s Perfect Photo Suite Premium 7.5, with its Perfect Resize application. My camera is the Nikon...

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