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Red River Pros: Helene Glassman

Helene Glassman at Red River Paper Pro Corner

Fine art photographer and NAPP educator

Helene Glassman has been a professional award-winning photographer and teacher for more than 25 years and her company, Imagery Photography, is a renowned portrait-event and fine art studio. She is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer and holds the PPA Master Photographer degree as well as the PPA Craftsman Photographer degree. Helene conducts workshops on portraiture lighting and posing, and on the art of making and marketing custom designed greeting cards using Photoshop.

© Helene Glassman

The Client

A greeting cards and wall decor self-assignment.

The Assignment

"Shooting scenics is not something I do as much as shooting flowers, table tops and human interest for my greeting cards. This image is out of the ordinary for me. I love trying to create images that are challenging and different from the portraits I photograph each day."

The Execution

"This image was photographed from the 31st floor restaurant balcony of The Hotel in the complex at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. I was balancing my camera on a concrete post to stabilize it while watching a storm roll in over the mountains to the desert floor north of the city of Las Vegas. I bracketed my exposure to make the most of the beautiful dark clouds and sky against the night lights of the Las Vegas strip. It was shot with a Canon 5D using a 24mm-75mm f-2.8 lens. I usually am in manual mode controlling both shutter speed and f-stop myself."

Post Production

"The image was processed in Photoshop and I used layers to lighten and darken certain areas to enhance it."

The Output

"I printed this image on my Epson 3800 printer using Red River Ultra Pro Satin 13x19 paper and also printed greeting cards for sale on Premium Matt Red River card stock. For many years I used labs to print my cards until I discovered Red River greeting card stock at a photographic convention I attended. I loved the quality of the paper as well as the many varieties that were available such as River Linen and Greenpix 100% recycled Photo Matte, both of which I also use. "

Contact

Helene Glassman's web site is at: www.imagerybyhelene.com. Her e-mail address is heleneglassman@me.com

Favorite Papers

UltraPro Satin

UltraPro Satin looks and feels just like traditional photo lab paper and features a medium depth luster finish.

Favorite Of: Jim DiVitale & Peter Randall


River Linen

River Linen adds a special dimension to your printed image with its premium quality linen surface paper.

Favorite Of: JVS & Helene Glassman


Aurora Art

Made using fine 100% cotton rag content, Aurora Art White and Aurora Art Natural offers the look and feel of fine art paper.

Favorite of: Marilyn Sholin, Matt Hoyle, Susan McCartney, & Kaitlin Walsh


Arctic Polar Satin

With its crisp blue white shade, Arctic Polar Satin ensures your images will project more brilliance. Its state of the art microporous coating will enhance details and color saturation.

Favorite of: Al Francekevich & Susan McCartney