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Read the fine print in competitions

July 24, 2013

As many of you know, I spend a great deal of time each month searching for art and photo shows and competitions for our call for entries page. I try to find good local shows or national shows with great prizes. Recently I can across a call for entries for a local organization. It offered […]

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Imaging for output Part2

May 18, 2013

It is not only frustrating to get a print that does not look the way you expect, it can be expensive. One of the major issues photographers and digital artists face is a printed image that doesn’t match the computer screen. There are several factors which can cause this discrepancy and usually a combination of factors are […]

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Fine Art Photography: Imaging for output, Three Part Discussion

April 27, 2013

The end result of photography is not as it used to be. In the days of film photography the only way the photographer could view the image was as an actual printed photograph or sit in a darkened room and view a slide show. If the processed photo was excellent the photographer might consider an […]

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Plug-ins for Photoshop

April 3, 2013

Photoshop Plug-ins… What are they? Why do I need them? Plug-ins are typically third party software that works in conjunction with a specific software or software products. Adobe, makers of Photoshop, is company that encourages developers to create plug-ins for its products. There are several plug-in products that work with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom that […]

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Creating Panorama Photographs

September 9, 2011

A panoramic photo captures an image that is at least twice as long as high.  Usually a photograph with an aspect ratio* of 2:1 or higher would be considered a panorama. For example, 10×20 or 8×16 inch prints would be considered panoramic, with a view that is twice as wide as high.  An image that […]

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Color Mode: RGB vs CMYK

June 17, 2011

As a giclée printer, I often see confusion about color mode.   For this discussion I will focus on RGB and CMYK, although there are other color modes with different functions and uses. RGB (red, green and blue) refers to the additive or “light” color process.  When these three colors of light are combined; white light […]

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After the Storm Photo Show

June 10, 2011

Western Mass Tornado Photo Show Fund Raiser So many incredible photos have been taken of this devastating event. Many photographers have felt the need to record and preserve the images of the profound change that has happened in our region. Giclée of New England, Inc Gallery will be sponsoring a Photo Show as a fund […]

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Creative Communities Exchange

May 24, 2011

Last week I had the great opportunity to attend the NEFA’s (New England Foundation for the Arts) Creative Community Exchange in North Adams. This event, hosted by Mass MoCA and Berkshire Creative, focused on how development of creative spaces and creative economies has benefited towns and regions throughout New England. The event was made up […]

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5 top questions you should ask your giclée printer

April 8, 2011

Finding someone to reproduce your artwork may seem like an easy thing to do.  Google “giclée” and 20 million hits come up.  You might narrow the field down by adding your region (“giclée Western Mass” has only 27,000 hits), but the numbers are still daunting.  Finding the right printer for your artwork is like finding […]

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Art Festivals

January 4, 2011

  Arts and crafts festivals are one way to market your art or fine art craft. For some artists this is a way of life. For others it is a good way to supplement their art income by doing a few shows each year. It can be a grueling and exhausting, yet for some artists […]

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