Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Learning to Print in Lightroom

It's an age old dilemma.  Why don't my prints look like what I'm seeing on my display?  If you've gone down this road in your own photography journey, you know exactly what I'm talking about.  For a long time now its been something that's weighed on my mind - How do I tweak my post processing to get the best print results?

Well, like most things in life, the answer is to invest more time in figuring out what works and what doesn't.  There's no such thing as a "free lunch". :)  When selling prints from my web site I've always leveraged Mpix.com for order fulfillment. This usually means that when I make an image available for purchase, I myself will order a smaller print of that image to be sure everything comes out alright on paper.  This can end up being a time consuming and rather expensive trial and error process.

My wife and I have an Epson R1900 printer that we got back in 2008.  I've only recently replaced a few of the ink cartridges so that tells you just how much printing we've done.  Over the next several weeks I'll be diving into the world of printing and hopefully learning (and sharing) some helpful tips along the way.  If you are interested in learning more about printing or have experiences in that area you'd be willing to share, please stop back each Tuesday over the coming weeks and we'll see if we can't figure this thing out together.

Until next time, keep click'n.


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