6 Benefits Of Making Prints Of Your Photographs

In this video, I count the ways living with prints brings new life to you and your images. Making prints of your photographs benefits you and your images in many ways including improving your vision, making more high-quality images, sharing your work effectively, and much more.


  • deborah horner

    30.05.2022 at 10:19 Reply

    Thank you for your thoughts about printing out one’s photos. Printing does let one view the real image and pays respect to oneself, one’s work. It is a pleasure.

  • Ann McDonald

    30.05.2022 at 13:15 Reply

    Thank you for this encouraging video. The printed image is the fulfillment of my efforts to show my vision. That sounds trite, but this has been my objective for 40 years. I have had awesome teachers who desire nothing but to see students find their own “voice”.

    Your newsletters always have something for me.

  • edward eastman

    30.05.2022 at 13:55 Reply

    John Paul, enjoyed your talk on creating prints. I’ve made my own prints for many years now. Originally, in an analog darkroom and experimented with Lith printing. That one I really enjoyed and became quite proficient at. Then when I went digital, printing my images was a no brainer. I still make prints of my special images. I agree that you see things in a print that you miss on a screen no matter how good the resolution. Recently, I’ve started working in PS doing a series of symmetrical images I titled Morphogenesis. I’m really happy with some of the results. However, my current printer does not allow me to make a large enough print do some of the images justice. May be a larger printer is in my future. I lot of my fellow photographers claim the printing costs are not worth it and the technology is simply too difficult. Personally, I disagree with both points. Heck if I can learn to print anyone can. Thanks for an interesting article.

  • brad goldberg

    30.05.2022 at 16:22 Reply

    Wonderful presentation. Inspiring…….really!

  • Roger foley

    31.05.2022 at 03:41 Reply

    Thank you so much for this , and for all you do for the rest of us! I’ve been avoiding making prints for a long time due to some technical problems, but this video has encouraged me to buckle down and work thru it. I loved seeing all the ways you use prints so that the photo can come to life. I’ve bookmarked this so I can come back again for inspiration.

  • James Orr

    31.05.2022 at 12:11 Reply

    I admire your work and gain inspiration from you. I am also interested in the processes of presentation: the medium is the message. In this regard, I feel dis-eased when I see power-point captions polluting a rich visual environment.

    I recommend that all who can attend one course from Edward Tufte, a world-master of his craft. His understanding of visual communication will add depth and understanding to limits of PP in visual communication. https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/index

    Keep up your work! Thank you for sharing!

  • Sarah Thomson

    02.06.2022 at 19:31 Reply

    You don’t have to convince me! I just can’t afford it. I’m on a fixed income.That’s the obstacle. Just the same, thank you for the video and the free guide to printing.

  • Sarah Thomson

    02.06.2022 at 19:48 Reply

    John, can I get your opinion on free monitor calibrators? Is it worth trying to use one of them? I’m looking at the ones talked about on this site:https://wethegeek.com/best-free-monitor-calibration-software/

  • Sarah Thomson

    02.06.2022 at 20:00 Reply

    One more question! Where do you get these calendars printed up-withe the plexiglass holder? Thank you. 🙂

  • Alec Dann

    04.06.2022 at 18:04 Reply

    Great video post, JP. One of the great outcomes of taking your printing class was that I put up a pinboard next to my desk where I see my prints every day. You are right – I continue to see new things in them. And when I’m in a dry period, they are a reminder that there are new things to discover.

    I hope to make it back up for the Advanced session one of these days.


  • johnpaulcaponigro

    06.06.2022 at 16:50 Reply

    I print them on my Epson p900. I buy the stands from … Uline?

  • johnpaulcaponigro

    06.06.2022 at 16:52 Reply

    I prefer a calibrator I can trust. Calibrite (formerly X-Rite).

  • Zeph Van Allen

    09.06.2022 at 11:32 Reply

    Thanks for sharing…
    For me printing is a culmination and test of my digital processing ability. Printing helps me better understand the effects of manipulating an image, is the image realistic or does it look “processed” As a landscape photographer, the impact of large format printed images is essential.

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