CMYK or RGB files for press

If you’re a photographer looking to order press-printed products (eg business cards, photo books, calendars, etc) you might find it confusing that some labs ask for CMYK files, and some ask for RGB* files.  Why? They might ask for RGB because … they know...

Printing enlargements: How big can you go?

An utterly non-technical discussion about getting big prints from your camera. The Question: A common question heard from budding photographers is “How big can I print from my [insert megapixels here] camera? Printing your first enlargement is a nervous affair....

Preparing files for a wrapped triptych canvas

Triptychs are wonderful, I reckon.  You know, one photo chopped into three parts and hung as three separate photos?  They are groovy.  Not just triptychs either – you can have diptychs (two segments), quadtychs, quintychs, etc.  Yeah, yeah, I made those last...

Printing big

A couple of days ago I found myself with some time to kill (early for an appointment) in Brisbane’s CBD.  So I went for a leisurely walk, with no particular purpose other than the faint hope of finding a bakery (mmm … baked goods …). If I had found...