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Glossary of Art and Framing

glossary of art and framing Most industries have their own unique language and a glossary of art and framing terms is essential to having an ...

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File Naming Suggestions

file naming suggestions For ease of handling, these file naming suggestions will help avoid workflow and productions delays. The first issue ...

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Digital Histograms

understanding digital histograms Whether you are shooting with a digital camera or are editing an image in the computer, an understanding of ...

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Color Temperature and CRI

Color temperature and CRI When discussing color temperature and CRI, we are most often talking about how fluorescent lights are commonly used ...

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Zoom vs Prime Lenses

zoom vs prime lenses The primary difference between zoom vs prime lenses is that “zoom” lenses that have a variable focal length, ...

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Archiving Digital Images

archiving digital images In today’s digital world, many people are archiving digital images on hard drives, CD’s and through othe ...

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The Tripod an Essential Tool

the tripod - an essential tool Ah, the tripod an essential tool that nobody, but nobody likes to carry! Yet nothing, but nothing, will improv ...

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Setting Depth of Field

setting depth of field Setting depth of field appropriately is one of the more crucial skills needed in successful photography. Especially so ...

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Caring for Photos

caring for photos Written by Timothy Edberg Whether you’ve just bought an exciting new photograph or have a prized older one already on ...

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Photo Buying Advice

Photo buying advice Written by Timothy Edberg This photo buying advice is to help you become a more informed buyer of photographic art. There ...

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Guide to HDR Photos

Guide to HDR Photos Ferrell McCollough, published by Lark Books Number of Images and Bracketing Amount In the Guide to HDR Photos, we learn th ...

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Raw File Conversion

Raw file conversion The challenge of raw file conversion stops many photographers from taking advantage of the security of extended exposure ...

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Backing Up Digital Photos

Backing up Your Digital Photos So how important is backing up digital photos? Do your images really exist? If you really think about it, your ...

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Photoshop Tips

Photoshop tips We get asked all the time where to find Photoshop tips and tutorials. I have found that Lynda.com is among the best resources ...

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Pixels and Print Resolution

Pixels and print resolution The number of pixels and print resolution needs be considered when determining if a file will support the print s ...

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Color Management

Color Management Color management workflow will determine how well your print output will match the image on your computer’s screen. W ...

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Understanding Rendering Intents

Understanding Rendering Intents Understanding rendering intents is vital to successfully working within a given color space. Each rendering i ...

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Giclée Prints

Giclée Prints What’s in a Name? Giclée prints (gee-clay) are fine art inkjet prints produced to exacting standards on archival media s ...

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Acrylic vs Glass in Frames

Acrylic vs Glass in Frames Although we offer both, which is better, acrylic vs glass in frames?  Some of our customers prefer one over the ot ...

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Print Mounting

print mounting Our print mounting is done using cold mount adhesive for attaching regular photo prints and posters to rigid backings so they w ...

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Mat Styles

Mat styles Bottom-Weighted Mats There are many mat styles in common use. A bottom-weighted mat is one with a wider border below the art than o ...

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How to Choose a Frame

How to choose a frame Choosing A Frame Color There are several methods for how to choose a frame and select appropriate frame colors, includi ...

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What to Frame?

What to Frame Buy Art That You Love When choosing what to frame, you should always choose art that you love, not something that happens to ha ...

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Framing Soft Goods

Framing Soft Goods Framing Sports Jerseys Whether your favorite sports star is a professional or in little league, framing soft goods like a j ...

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Framing Image Groups

Framing Image Groups A popular theme today is framing image groups of mixed and matched art and photos. Unlike a matched set of art that is ge ...

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Color Output Settings

Color Output Settings The color output settings saved in your image file determine which color space, rendering intent, and bit mode in which ...

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How to Calibrate your Monitor

Why Calibrate Your Monitor? Learning how to calibrate your monitor is probably the single most important component of your color correction wo ...

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A Matter of Perspective

A Matter of Perspective We have seen the news and learned of events in distant parts of the globe, yet going forward requires a different matt ...

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Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations Many of our our clients are members of clubs and organizations that promote collaboration and offer learning experienc ...

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Non Profit Links

Non Profit Links We love to promote non profit links to organizations like these that often provide needed services at little or no cost. Some ...

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Software Links

Software Links for Photographers and Artists This section offers software links to companies that produce solutions for the graphics and photo ...

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Manufacturers and Suppliers

Manufacturers and Suppliers We sometimes refer to products from manufacturers and suppliers in posts and conversations with our clients and wa ...

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Info, Fun & More Web Links

Info, Fun and More Web Links This section is mostly for fun, but also features some links to cool websites we like to visit often. Each sectio ...

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Lynda Online Learning

lynda online learning Lynda online learning is a leading platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills t ...

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Free Access to Lynda.com Links

Get FREE access to Lynda.com! Many junior college and university classes include the Lynda.com catalog of tutorials and courses as a learning ...

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