Beginner’s Corner – Exposure Modes Part 2
Nov12

Beginner’s Corner – Exposure Modes Part 2

By Charles MacPherson– Exposure Modes Part 2 Last month, we talked about the different exposure modes available on your camera, and after explaining the different modes, I said that I use only one mode over 90% of the time.  And I challenged you to guess which it was. Sue Abrahamsen was the only one to get the right answer – ATTAGIRL, Sue! Sue correctly answered that I use Aperture priority almost all the time.  She followed up...

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Beginner’s Corner – Exposure Modes Part 1
Nov05

Beginner’s Corner – Exposure Modes Part 1

By Charles MacPherson–    Exposure Modes Part 1 Beginner’s Corner – Exposure Modes I’ve been asked to explain something about the different exposure modes.  I’ll go more into depth on these next month. Here are the modes that most cameras have: Green Box or Full Auto.  The camera controls all exposure and autofocus (AF) settings.  You have zero control, but will usually get an acceptable image. P or Program. ...

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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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Red River Paper in Australia
Apr01

Red River Paper in Australia

If you live in Australia and want to try Red River Paper brand inkjet paper and note cards, please look to Giclee Media Supplies in Melbourne.  They have been a long term partner and provide their customers with great service, shipping, and support.  ...

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Framing Up with a Vignette by Tim Grey
Mar28

Framing Up with a Vignette by Tim Grey

Framing Up with a Vignette By Tim Grey For the Red River Paper Blog I’ve always found the notion of putting a frame around a piece of art to be somewhat interesting. After all, if the art is so great, why do we need to put a fancy frame around it? Eventually I realized that the frame served a purpose, effectively providing a window into the world of that piece of art, and helping to set a visual boundary. This concept of literally...

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Why Photo Prints Are So Important
Mar06

Why Photo Prints Are So Important

A Word About Technology Independent Preservation Photography has always been about preserving memories and history for the future. Today that means protecting images from the vagaries of technological change. Remember the floppy disk? How about the PhotoCD? Good luck easily retrieving data from either! Remember that today’s file formats and storage devices may not always be available. If you want to preserve your memories you...

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PhoozL Announces New Music-Themed Photo Contest: “Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s”
Feb27

PhoozL Announces New Music-Themed Photo Contest: “Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s”

PhoozL Announces New Music-Themed Photo Contest: ‘Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s’ Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL announces its latest “super-judged” (and first paid-entry) photo contest: ‘Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s’. The assignment is to interpret 1960s Classic Rock song titles with your photography. And the judge is Elliott Landy, official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival! How...

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2013 Inkjet Photo Paper Awards by Red River Paper
Feb22

2013 Inkjet Photo Paper Awards by Red River Paper

While that other awards event is going on this Sunday, you can already have the scoop on the real stars and winners in the world of photographic output. And you get all this great information without commercial breaks, long-winded speeches, and teary-eyed retrospectives. Continue to the 2013 Inkjet Paper Awards Hosted by Red River...

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PhoozL Photo Contest Announces 2012 Winners – Red River Paper Sponsor
Jan22

PhoozL Photo Contest Announces 2012 Winners – Red River Paper Sponsor

Red River Paper is a proud sponsor of the 2012 PhoozL® Photo Awards. We encourage our customers and readers to become involved in PhoozL and other photo contests in 2013 – share your work and absorb the creativity of others! =========== Charlottesville, Virginia (January 21, 2013) – Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL announces the inaugural 2012 PhoozL Awards after eight months of photo competition. The...

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Canon PRO-1 Cost of Printing Report Released by Red River Paper
Dec13

Canon PRO-1 Cost of Printing Report Released by Red River Paper

This report is the from a series covering the costs of desktop inkjet printing.  You can find the summary page here. This report addresses concerns and arguments about the true cost of ink in desktop photo printing.  Using the Canon PRO-1, we conducted a series of print tests to determine how much ink is used in a full coverage 8”x10” print.  From that figure we extrapolated ink usage per square inch.  The objective is to share a...

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This takes 3-D printing to a new level
Dec03

This takes 3-D printing to a new level

This is not a Rubik’s Cube. We know it looks like a Rubik’s Cube, but trust us. It isn’t. It’s an illusion — an anamorphic illusion, to be exact — and its one of the best examples of the medium we’ve seen in a long time. Watch the video and read about this amazing illusion here              ...

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Canon PFI-106 Ink Tanks Replace PFI-105 Series for PROGRAF inkjet printers
Nov16

Canon PFI-106 Ink Tanks Replace PFI-105 Series for PROGRAF inkjet printers

As of November 2012, Canon has replaced the PFI-105 series ink tanks with the PFI-106 ink tank series. Other than the name and label sticker, the ink still contain Lucia EX pigment inks.                           Order Canon PFI-106 inks for your PROGRAF iPF6300 & iPF6350 here  ...

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Digital Edition Magazine Highlights Wedding and Portrait Photo Interests
Nov12

Digital Edition Magazine Highlights Wedding and Portrait Photo Interests

ShutterMag is a new online magazine dedicated to the needs and educational interested of portrait and wedding photographers.  Skip Cohen, formerly with WPPI, is a contributor and long time observer of the wedding photo industry. The magazine is free with signup, and so far we’ve enjoyed the topics and articles. From ShutterMag’s website: It’s Free! That’s right, 100% FREE. Our mission is to create a resource for...

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RRP proud to help sponsor APA/DC featuring Red River Paper PRO Chris Crisman
Nov09

RRP proud to help sponsor APA/DC featuring Red River Paper PRO Chris Crisman

Proud to help sponsor the APA/DC featuring Red River Paper PRO Chris Crisman November 15th, 2012 at 6pm. From the APA/ DC Blog Chris Crisman has big plans for his future. So do his clients. At the age of 32, The Philadelphia based photographer has a career that most photographers might only dream of achieving. Yet, he insists on reaching for a higher plane. There is good reason for his success. Aside from his consistent marketing...

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New Photographic Magazine Special Offer – Pixology
Nov05

New Photographic Magazine Special Offer – Pixology

Exclusive Offer – Pixology Magazine 20% Subscription Discount Free excerpt download just for Red River Paper readers Pixology is an electronic magazine published by photography and imaging expert Tim Grey, and delivered to you via email each month. It features articles on a wide range of topics of interest to photographers, including tutorials on Photoshop, Lightroom, and other software products, instructive articles on a...

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Red River Paper, the ISAP, and some really cool airplanes
Oct15

Red River Paper, the ISAP, and some really cool airplanes

Red River Paper recently visited a gathering of International Society for Aviation Photography at a local Dallas area airport.  The group included photographers from around the country as well as Germany and Ireland. They gathered for photography fellowship and the big airshow at Fort Worth’s Alliance Field. Red River Paper is a proud sponsor of the ISAP, and was on hand with samples handed out by our own aviation buff, Vice...

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Apple OS X: Printer and scanner software available for download
Oct08

Apple OS X: Printer and scanner software available for download

Apple users take note.  Here’s a page you’ll want to bookmark.  You can learn about which printer and scanner models are supported and what vendor software is available for OS X here Driver compatibility with OS X, and especially with new versions of the operating system, can be a challenging subject.  Many Red River customers never encounter a problem, but around 35% find some problem with printing when upgrading the OS....

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How to Use and Read Histograms from Digital Photography School
Oct03

How to Use and Read Histograms from Digital Photography School

Here’s a good explanation of the histogram.  It covers what the histogram does, how to read it, and most importantly when you should worry about making edits to correct for exposure problems. Continue reading How to Read a Histogram  ...

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50 Years of Interstellar Photography with the European Southern Observatory
Oct01

50 Years of Interstellar Photography with the European Southern Observatory

This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s leading astronomical institutions, the European Southern Observatory. In honor of ESO’s birthday, we take a look at some of its most stunning shots of the night sky, amazing objects in space, and the organization’s beautiful telescope facilities. Continue reading at Wired.com Learn about the technology behind the photography here.  Check out one heck of a camera array...

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Histogram in Lightroom Soft Proofing – by Tim Grey
Sep04

Histogram in Lightroom Soft Proofing – by Tim Grey

From the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter.  Sign up today at www.AskTimGrey.com Today’s Question: Lightroom has added the ability to soft proof an image before you print it. The implementation seems quite nice and useful and the ability to make a proof copy seems also of utility. My question is – how to read the histogram when softproofing is turned on? What is it telling me and how should I react? What changes should I make in...

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