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How to Color Calibrate Your Prints to Your Monitor

You may think think your monitor is accurately displaying the exact colors that are in your image file, but it may not, leading to prints with disturbing color casts. Here's how to fix that problem....read more

How to Print Postcards at Home

Printing postcards at home is a delightful way to share memories, create personalized invitations, or even design promotional materials for your small business....read more

Upscale Photos With AI to Make Stunning Image Blow-Ups

Many Red River Paper users complain that increasing the size of their images often produces a print that’s blocky and blurry. New Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based software is changing that. But first, let’s review some of the basics of image enlargement....read more

Use Textures To Transform Your Photos Into Fine Art

By Nitsa Malik– Textures bring a layer of depth to your image introducing the illusion of dust, dirt, stains and creases to the photo and create a final grungy and dramatic appearance...read more

Make Spectacular Reflection-Free Framed Prints

By Al Warfield– After you’ve gone to the effort of taking the perfect shot, making the perfect print, and choosing the perfect frame, why spoil your image by framing it under glass?...read more

Print Greeting and Note Cards for Profit. Part 2

by Christine Pentecost— Creating quality note cards  for sales at retail stores can pay off for you. Just follow my advice and you’ll be on the way. Now let’s go into what customers like...read more
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Print Greeting and Note Cards for Profit. Part 1

  by Christine Pentecost— From a modest beginning of selling my cards at local art shows, it now has  grown into supplying thousands of greeting and note cards to retail stores every year....read more

New Photo Project Book Really Delivers!

By Albert Chi— Despite its quirky title, this new photo book by Chris Gatcum will introduce you to a plethora of projects, stuff you’ve always wanted to do but never quite figured out how....read more

Back To Basics: Quick ‘n Easy Print Framing!

By Peter E. Randall— Based on nearly sixty years of experience, I believe there are two major elements to photography. First step, making of an image. Second step, to display the work....read more

Your Scanner Invites You to Create Exquisite Images

by Janet Dwyer— Often people who see my exhibition prints are floored by the larger than life detail, then stunned when told my ‘camera’ is a scanner. Learn Scanography....read more

Asus 24″ Monitor: Perfect Color for Perfect Prints

By Arthur H. Bleich— Images must display accurately on your monitor. The 24” Asus PA248QV allows you to do just that; in fact, it out-performs many monitors costing a lot more...read more

How Two of My Images Grew Into a 55-foot-wide Mural

By Christine Pentecost— An auto dealership was looking for a huge photo panorama, 55 feet wide by 6 feet high of the Bridger Mountains to hang in their showroom. How I did it....read more
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Documenting Maine’s Penobscot River Wilderness. Part 2

By Zac Durant— The first half of my trip was leisurely paced down the West Branch of the Penobscot and I had time to enjoy and photograph much of the river’s wildlife. Then?...read more

Nikola Olic: Dominates Tall Buildings With A Single Lens!

By Albert Chi— Nikola Olic is a lover of photography– a quintessential “amateur” in the classical sense of the word. He’s free to exercise his artistic vision any way he chooses without restraints of time or client demands. “I was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia,” says Olic, now 47, “and came to the U.S....read more

Sloooooow Down For More Creative Images

By Albert Chi— Most photographers dread shooting when poor light levels require slow shutter speeds for proper exposure. Chances are pictures will end up blurred due to camera shake, subject motion, or both. And to compensate, you can only up the ISO so much before running into noise and artifacts. Here are some ways to...read more

Pros Tell How To “Get The Photos Others Can’t ->”

By Michael Freeman— When you know in advance that a situation forbids photography, you first need to have a very good reason to flout authority, and then you need to plan how to shoot surreptitiously. This is the serious end of investigative photojournalism, and while you’re not likely to be facing the same challenges as...read more

Photojournalist With Soul: Carl Juste

  by Arthur H. Bleich— Red River Ppaper Pro Carl Juste has a personal intensity that permeates every photograph he makes. His images speak in a way  words  cannot, making an immediate connection with the viewer. He is a master visual communicator. Juste, 56, was just two years old when his family was forced to...read more

Thank Essential Workers With A Personalized Card

By Albert Chi— More than 100,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19 since the year began so it’s easy to understand why the Sympathy and Get Well card slots in store card racks are bare. But Thank You cards are also in short supply at many locations as grateful survivors and their families...read more

Nina Katchadourian: Photo Artistry at 36,000 Feet

By Arthur H. Bleich— It’s 2011. On a jumbo jet 36,000 feet over the Pacific headed for New Zealand, night has fallen, the cabin lights are  dimmed and most of the passengers have dozed off.  Nina Katchadourian  slips quietly out of her aisle seat, cellphone in hand, and makes her way down the aisle to...read more

Here comes the sun…and Solarcan’s ready to grab it!

By Albert Chi— Many strange-looking cameras have been produced but Solarcan may be the weirdest, yet. And, certainly, what it’s made to do gives it a leg up on all the others. Basically, it’s a pinhole camera with a twist (curved to be more exact), made to record the transit of the Sun, for a...read more