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Success on Paper: Kevin Raber, Photographer & Fine Art Printer

Wish your paper company had as much variety as nature?

See why Indianapolis photographer Kevin Raber looks to us for myriad paper surfaces and sizes.

Capturing the World

Kevin Raber takes his photography passion all over the globe. From the Arctic to Antarctica, California to Copenhagen, and Patagonia to the Pacific Northwest, the world has become Kevin’s playground. And the heart of his business.

As he leads photography workshops to “edge-of-the-planet” locations, Kevin also offers workshops in fine art printing. “You don't have a photo until you have a print,” he says.

Enter Red River Paper

On Kevin’s website,, customers — photo enthusiasts and professionals — can take a global tour of natural beauty (as well as some industrial scenes and abstract photography). They can also order prints in a wide assortment of mediums and an even bigger spectrum of sizes. One of his go-to papers is our 60-lb. Polar Matte, ideal for landscapes owing to its fantastic contrast and subtle non-reflective matte finish. Kevin also prefers our 68-lb. UltraPro Satin, offering medium-depth texture in bold white, which is especially good at reproducing deep blacks and higher contrast.

“Red River Paper is a company that understands photographers and their challenges,” Kevin says. “The variety of papers — especially the smaller sizes — answers the needs of special printing projects.”

See More of Kevin’s Work

If visiting Kevin’s website,, inspires wanderlust, head over to Rockhopper Workshops, where he offers photography workshops in remote locations like the Faroe Islands. At, Kevin caters to photography enthusiasts with articles, forums, tutorials, community, and more. He shares his work daily on Instagram and Facebook. To discover how he got started and which camera and printer brands he uses, read our Q&A with Kevin below.

Enjoy our Q&A with Photographer Kevin Raber …

What year was your business founded and how did you get started?

My business was founded in 1973. I have been in the photo industry for over 50 years, running studios and major color labs as a VP and owner of a camera company. I am presently teaching fine art printing.

Tell us a little about what product or service your business offers.

Presently I run a website called for photographers with worldwide coverage. I have a workshop company offering workshops around the world and a new studio-based workshop on fine art printing.

What makes your business unique?

My knowledge, the number of people I know in this industry, and my years of experience make my business unique. My expertise is in printing. You don't have a photo until you have a print.

Where do you source your raw materials from?

I have owned almost all camera brands. Currently, I use Sony and Fuji. I have seven printers from Epson and Canon and get papers from Epson, Red River, Hahnemuhle, Canson, etc. We do reviews on these papers at

In what ways does the business reflect your own personality?

I am all about giving and sharing my knowledge. I have had a very fortunate career in this industry. I give back through teaching in workshops and sharing the joy of making a print.

Who are your typical customers?

High-end photo enthusiasts and pros.

What is the most interesting project you've encountered in the course of your work?

I have traveled the world and faced many challenges. I was a pioneer in digital imaging and had a patent or two developed while we pioneered making digital workflows in color labs.

What has Red River Paper done for your business? Is there a particular challenge Red River Paper has helped you overcome or a goal they helped you meet?

Red River Paper is a company that understands photographers and their challenges. The variety of papers — especially the smaller sizes — answers the needs of special printing projects.

What do you appreciate most about Red River Paper's products/services?

Simple and easy to use and understand. Paper surfaces for any type of project.

How can people purchase your products/service?

People purchase images from me because they see them online. They can also buy directly at

Do you have any future growth or product launch or event goals you’d like to share?

As an artist in residence at the Indianapolis Art Center, I am one of the only people doing extensive fine-art printing classes. You can see details at Rockhopper Workshops.

Last updated February 20, 2024

Original Publication Date: February 20, 2024

Article Last updated: February 20, 2024

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