Creating a Print Portfolio - The Concept

Photographers spend thousands of hours honing their skills, not to mention thousands of dollars in collecting the equipment necessary to practice photography. They work to plan the shot, measured the light and applied their artistic interpretation, clicked the shutter, and brought the raw image into the computer to edit until their vision is realized. Then what happens?

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Some Thoughts on Gear

Photography gear is something we have a lot of, believe we need more of, while others constantly tell us we have the wrong brand of. The best camera is the one in your hand the moment you need it. When the shutter clicks, it does not matter if you use a camera or a smartphone, a $1,000 lens or a $100 lens, or even a piece of film versus a digital sensor to capture the image as long as it expresses the your photographic vision.

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Print is not Dead, Despite the Rumors

This is why print is not dead. The experience of seeing this photograph with nothing between it and my eyeballs but a piece of acrylic is the reason print will never die. I felt as if I could literally step into the photograph, the depth and subtle details that no silicon diode can reproduce pulling me into the photograph.

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