David Spellmeyer Photography

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Urban Geometry 2013-2014 Opens

The 2013-2014 installation of the Urban Geometry Exhibition is open. A total of 23 framed black and white images are on display. The images were taken in Berlin, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Paris, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and San Jose.

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Urban Geometry 2012-2013 Opens

The 2012-2013 installation of the Urban Geometry Exhibition is open. A total of 23 framed black and white images are on display. The images were taken in London, Milwaukee, Liege, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
2012-2013-urban-geometry-postcard-01

Click here to view the gallery

Hosting an Exhibition – The Print

My previous post discussed the exhibition space and how to craft realistic mockups as part of the creative process.  In this post, I will cover the prints themselves.

The single most important component of the photographic exhibition is the physical print.  The print is the physical manifestation of all aspects of the photograph, from the conceptualization, interpretation, and implementation.  The viewer sees only the print, interprets only the print.  It is of the utmost importance, requiring the highest quality possible.

Generally, there are two broad categories for print making with a digital workflow, 1) printing on traditional chemistry-based photographic materials, and 2) printing with a fine-art inkjet printer on high quality fine art papers.  In either case, the photographer is faced with numerous choices of papers, developers, inks, surfaces, services, and more.  The number of options can be overwhelming and certainly cannot be explored exhaustively.

So, the first choice: traditional or inkjet?  Read more