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Photography


Best Places to Take Pictures in El Paso: From Historical Buildings to Nature

Stuck at the extreme western point of the state of Texas, El Paso is too often forgotten as a photo destination. Yet it offers an amazing nexus of Hisopanic culture, Old West history, varied architecture, and mdern convenience....read more

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

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

Success on Paper - Jeffrey Stoner, Photographer

Once a business executive, with a lifelong passion for photography, Jeffrey Stoner now applies his work ethic to capturing beautiful photographs of steam locomotives and mountain goats...read more

Success on Paper - Lynn Goldsmith Rocks the Photography World

From Elton John to Miley Cyrus, Lynn Goldsmith has built a reputation as a photographer to the rock stars. “I don’t take pictures, I make them”...read more

Shooting Environmental Portraits: Back to Basics

An environmental portrait ties your subjects to their occupations or interests while focusing on direct eye contact that mirrors the soul of the subject and defines them in a unique visual context...read more
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Russell Lee: New Mexico Homesteaders in Pie Town

Russell Lee photo documented Homesteaders in Pie Town. Documenting adversity, he also relished shooting the good times that hard times spawn, showing the indomitable American spirit...read more

Revealed! The Secret Life of Your Inkjet Printer

To get the most out of your inkjet printer it helps to understand exactly how your printer technology, ink, and paper work together to capture the right settings for the perfect image....read more

Tricks, Hacks, Super Apps and More

Summer is upon us once again and here are some tips and product snippets to help you get back into the swing of things. Let's talk mice, monitors, ink, light, calibration and more....read more

Bill Frakes’ Nebraska: Wide Open Spaces, Classic Faces

Bill Frakes, with a passion for place and a relationship to nature developed over a lifetime, documents a photographic essay to create the Nebraska Project adding to it regularly...read more

ProTalk: David Bergman On Using Remote Cameras

David Bergman says Photographically, it would be easy to fall into a rut and make similar images at every show. To combat this, I challenge myself to come up with new ways to shoot...read more

Thoughts on Wilderness and Repentance. Part 2

Andrew Slaton's friend Mike taught him a sensible western knowledge, while Andrew found an attitude of ownership over places much like like a drug addict chasing that initial bliss...read more
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Thoughts on Wilderness and Repentance. Part 1

Over many years Andrew Staton, struck by the beauty of nature, has always felt a powerful ally at his side that has kept a watchful eye over him when needed during his National Parks Odyssey...read more

ProTalk: Chris Crisman’s ‘Women’s Work’ Project

Cris Chisman says whether shooting on location or in the studio, the process should be an adventure of exploration portraying every subject with grace, strength and dignity...read more

Boxing Images Are Challenging By Richard E. Baker

Richard E. Baker, professional boxing photographer for 40+ years says if you can handle the violence, he recommends it to stretch your photographic skills. Get pointers...read more

Shoot Snow Scenes For Gorgeous Images

Arthur H. Bleich— Violent winter snow storms are really an invitation for you to shoot some outstanding images. You need to get your camera and yourself outside...read more

Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii: True Color 100 Years Ago

By Albert Chi— Over 100 years ago, Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii’s found the Holy Grail of color photography. Prokudin-Gorki celebrated this moment by seeking...read more

Some Great Posts of 2022 You May Have Missed

Movie Backdrop Art, citiscapes, photographing strangers around the globe, South Dakota, National Park travels, printing greeting cards and notecards for profit...read more

20 Fashion Test Polaroids Sell for $232,855 at Auction

When fashion model Ellen von Unwerth switched sides of the camera. She captured defining moments during the supermodel heyday of the 1990s and early 2000s for Vogue US, and Vogue Italia...read more

Steam Train Thrills in Durango, Colorado

By Ron Wolfe and Will Keener— There’s magic in the old steam trains that first connected America– magic that’s woven into the country’s history. And there’s nothing more thrilling...read more