What makes a Winner?

May 29, 2015

I was recently asked to judge a year-end photo competition for a local and longstanding (79 years) photography club, The Springfield Photography Society. I was judging the event with two other individuals. There were, I believe, over 160 images for us to view. After viewing all the images, we agreed very quickly on Best in Show. Lady Sewing […]

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Three things to consider when entering a juried show

January 30, 2015

The Methodology of Art Show Juries Having been coordinator of a significant regional art show for a few years, I am often asked why a certain piece is picked by the jurors and other pieces are declined. The query is usually phrased “How could they have chosen that over my work?” To which I usually […]

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S. Phil Saffer 1927-2014

October 30, 2014

Occasionally our lives are blessed by special people.  Someone who suddenly enters our lives and gives us new perspectives just by being who they are.  For me, one of those people was S. Phil Saffer.  I first met Phil when he stopped into my studio to learn about giclee printing. He came back with several pieces of […]

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Victorian Fairy Tarot

November 9, 2013

  We are always amazed by the quality of work done by the artists we work with. One of our most outstanding artists is Gary A. Lippincott.  We are proud to be his giclee printer.  Take a few minutes to look through this gallery of the Victorian Fairy Tarot Deck painted by Gary A. Lippincott […]

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NINE Great Holiday Gift Ideas From GoNE, Inc.

September 1, 2013

Do you have one of those hard to shop for people on your list?  Here are some welcome and unique gifts only from GoNE. Inc. Some of these ideas need planning ahead… so we thought we might just mention them now!  Nine Holiday Gift Ideas: A home portrait on canvas. Bring us your best shot […]

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Imaging for output Part 3

July 19, 2013

If you missed the Intro and Part 1 and Part 2 click on the links Imaging for output part III The final step in output is, of course, printing. If one is sending work out to a photo lab or giclée print shop, the end result should be one of collaboration. Work with the printer […]

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Imaging for Output Part 1

May 3, 2013

When creating an image for output, one must remember the old adage, “Garbage in… Garbage out”.  If your digital file is not the best it can be then the resulting print will not be very good either.  The larger the output the better the image must be.  Many file defects can not be detected in […]

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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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Focus Stacking, Trends in Photography

March 29, 2013

A few years ago HDR (high dynamic range) be came the rage. It seemed that every online photo site was discussing how to do it. HDR photography was showing up every where. How-to instructions are easily found. With over 200,000 hits on Youtube for HDR tutorials, it is easy to see how popular this technique […]

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