Posts Tagged ‘display’

Selling Art in Galleries: Everything You Need To Know

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I’ll admit, there is a lot to learn if you’re hoping to start selling art in galleries. How do you approach a gallery, and then if you do finally get a meeting, what do you say? What are they even looking for? When they ask to see your portfolio, what does that even look like? Do you price your work or does the gallery price your work? How much commission is the normal amount for a gallery to take?

And on and on and on and on…

Well, I’m going to try and answer all of those questions and more, all in a single post. Wish me luck. Read more…

Apple Unleashes a 5K Retina iMac that Features the World’s Highest Resolution Display

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Apple today announced its latest version of the iMac all-in-one desktop computer — one that some serious specs for photographers. It features what the company is calling “the world’s highest resolution display”. It’s a Retina 5K display measuring 5120×2880 pixels. That’s 14.7 million pixels packed into a 27-inch screen.
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Eizo Announces Two AdobeRGB Monitors Built with Photographers in Mind

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Looking to make the lives of photographers across the globe a little bit easier, high-end Japanese display company Eizo Corp has unveiled two new ColorEdge-series monitors that are sure to raise a few eyebrows. Read more…

Samsung’s Latest Display Options Include a 4K, Billion-Color Model for $700

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In the world of photography, one of the most vital components is the display on which you view and post-process your images. And while many of us are holding out for the day ‘retina’ displays become the norm on a larger scale, it’s not quite the reality, yet.

However, Samsung is giving us a bit of an introduction to it, if you will, with three new display models the company is releasing in the coming weeks. Read more…

Monoprice Selling Apple-Quality 27-Inch Monitors for Less Than Half the Price

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If you’ve been wishing you could splurge on a 27-inch Apple monitor but just can’t see yourself spending that kind of money, Monoprice has a cheaper solution for you. The company’s 27-inch offering uses the same LG IPS LED panel as Apple’s, but a Monoprice monitor will only run you $391 as opposed to the $1,000 you’ll spend at Apple. Read more…

Woodsnap Turns Your Photographs Into Gorgeous Wooden Canvases

While we’re on the subject of interesting photography-related wood products, take a look at Woodsnap. It’s a company that prints photographs on sheets of high-grade wood, a canvas material that’s sure to attract a lot of attention.
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“I Hereby Dub Thee Ultra High-Definition,” CEA Tells 4K. Sony Grumbles

4K-resolution video capabilities are finding their way into more and more cameras these days, even though monitors that can display the resolution currently cost as much as one or two family sedans. Heck, even the tiny new GoPro Hero3 can shoot 4K, albeit at a semi-useless 15fps.

Although photographers and filmmakers can’t do too much with 4K footage at the moment, there will come a time when it’s the new 1080p. When that time comes, will we still be calling it “4K”? If the Consumer Electronics Association has its way: no.
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Create a Custom Pencil Holder by Rolling Up Prints of Your Favorite Photo

Want a personalized pencil holder for your workspace that features your photography? Check out this neat “photo-roll holder” idea by Tali Schiffer. The basic ingredients are an empty box and a bunch of duplicate prints of the same photograph. If you roll all of your prints to the same diameter (using a pencil or a paintbrush helps), you can line them up side-by-side to recreate your original photo while creating a loopy wall around your box. Depending on the size of your holder and the diameter of your rolls, you’ll probably need about 10-20 prints for each of the four sides. You can find a step-by-step tutorial for this project over on Photojojo.


P.S. In addition to being a pencil holder, you can also create one of these boxes for holding things like film rolls. It could serve as an “outbox” for rolls that need to be developed.

Decorate Your Wall With Pictures Using a DIY Photo Ledge

If you want a way to display and rotate through your latest prints and instant photos, you can try making yourself a photo ledge. It’s a simple photo holder created using a long piece of plastic u channel molding, available at your local hardware store. Find a way to attach it to a wall — perhaps using velcro, tape, pins, or adhesive — and you’ll have yourself a convenient little ledge that you can use to show off your images. The photos simply rest inside the gap in the plastic ledge, so you can quickly swap prints in and out when you grow tired of certain images. Head on over to Photojojo for the step-by-step tutorial.

Make a DIY Photo Ledge [Photojojo]


Update: IKEA also sells dedicated photo ledges for £8.25 each. Its ledges are designed for heavier picture frames. (thx Sam!)

Adobe Says Retina Support is Coming to Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4

New uber-high-resolution HiDPI displays like Apple’s Retina display are amazing to look at, but aren’t very useful unless 3rd party software makers optimize their programs to support the technology. If you’re a photographer that has already shelled out a few G’s on a Retina-equipped Macbook Pro, you’re probably disappointed with the fact that Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom aren’t optimized for the display. In fact, some photographers are finding the display unusable for professional photo editing due to the difference in detail between apps optimized for Retina and those that aren’t.

If that’s you, Adobe’s announcement today will be music to your ears: Photoshop CS6 will support HiDPI displays in the next few months, and Lightroom 4 support is on the way as well.
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