studio prints

I create my studio prints in my office and art studio, using an iMac, an Epson 11000XL scanner,  and an Epson SC-P900 photo printer. I print only with Epson archival inks and papers.

 

Some photographs require very little post-production work. For my "Remnants of Autumn" print,  I chose the image where the fox's ears were pointing forward, listening to something in the distance.

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Opening the image on my computer in Photoshop, I adjusted the levels, cleaned up the broken pine needles from the snow, and cropped the photo. After adding a paint filter, I painted in a bright eye, exaggerated the bit of snow on the nose, and  brought out the detail in the fur. It felt like there was too much white surrounding the fox, so I added some watercolor splashes, and this shot was ready to print.

Creating my "Demure Fox" print was a little more complicated.

The original image was sweet, but I wanted to give the landscape a more artistic, wild feeling.

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In Photoshop, I replaced the original background with an image I took while traveling on the bus from Bangor, Maine, to Boston.

I love shooting passing scenery from buses and trains, using either my DSLR or iPhone.

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Looking through my stack of CitraSolv papers, I found a couple I thought might work and scanned them.

Learn how to create CitraSolv images using National Geographic magazines here.

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Back in Photoshop, I overlaid both CitraSolv scans over my photo and erased the areas covering the fox. After merging the scans with the image, I added some purple tones, small white flowers, and brushstrokes.

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Studio prints are available at Handworks Gallery, mounted on cradled wood panels with archival fixatives, and sealed with cold wax for protection from the elements.