Show and Tell – PXL Print Series
Jeff, Dano and I Share Some Of Our Work
We have had a lot of fun so far in the PXL Print Series, going over many things relating to printing and how easy it has become. Of course, the real fun is making and holding the print in your hand.
This episode is all about what to do with your prints once you have them in your hands. I asked Dan Steinhardt and Jeff Schewe and myself to bring some of their print projects to the video session. In this episode, we share what we are doing,
I am always printing for projects. These projects could be trips I have made or something more focused, like a theme. A lot of times because space is limited and I do a lot of trips and projects I print and display these in Hahnemühle Paper’ Tins. I did an article on this system Fine Art Photo Tins–For Photography Projects https://photopxl.com/fine-art-photo-tins-for-photography-projects/ . I can’t stress enough how much I like these and you will see Jeff uses these two in a project he did.
I also make letter size folios where I can share larger images and package them in these nice heavy weight paper folio packages. You can read about this in case you missed it at Folios For Sharing Larger Images. https://photopxl.com/folios-for-sharing-larger-images/ Both the tins and folios are in my living room so guest can enjoy them.
Don’t forget, as a Silver or Gold member, you can click on any image to see it larger. You can also take advantage of night mode.
Jeff Schewe always has a lot of fun projects and he shares several with us. He uses the same tins I use also and did a fun project where he made a hundred prints and packaged 20 in 5 different Tims and then put those in a portfolio case. Make sure you check that out in the video. He also has made some other cool projects with albums and covers he found on Amazon. https://amzn.to/3tPQl4a. Do several different searches as the selections are overwhelming.
Dano shares several prints he made on different paper surfaces and why he choose these surfaces. His images are extraordinary and many of them were made during his meetings for Epson.
The Video (21:45)
The Bottom Line
There is no question that taking the picture is a lot of fun, not to mention satisfying. But these images no us no good if they just sit on our hard drives. As photographers, we like to share and show our images. Of course, you could share your images on social media, but the images in that case you’ll be lucky to get a few seconds of exposure before being forgotten as the audience swipes on forward.
With your prints on paper, you can share these images with friends. Plus, they make great family memorabilia that will last generations. It might not seem that big of a deal now, but years from now, these collections become priceless.
All of us have a lot of fun printing and assembling these different projects. The overall feeling of satisfaction of completing a project and getting feedback for it is so satisfying. If you do have not a project like what we show in the video, I stress you should do so. It will be the start of something new in your photography adventure. You will then look for further projects to do and before long you’ll have gone back a year and made new collections and starting new projects with the end in mind.
It’s all about joy, fun and satisfaction. With printing getting so easy, it’s a good time to elevate your photography to the next level.
Thanks, and have fun. On behalf of Jeff, Dano, and I thank you for watching.
Photography is my passion and has been for5 0 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of picture taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can, hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through photoPXL.com, this site, as well as Rockhopper Workshops, and other projects, as well as teaching as Artist In Residence at the Indianapolis Art Center.