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