Jon Canfield

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Jon Canfield Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jon Canfield, All Rights Reserved

Accurate skin tones can be one of the most vexing problems facing the digital portrait photographer. The human eye sees skin tones as memory colors--we know what to expect, and when we see something different, our brain registers the fact, making everything else in the image seem off color. The reverse is also...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jon Canfield, All Rights Reserved

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Jon Canfield Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jon Canfield, All Rights Reserved

Many of us enjoy macro, or close-up photography. The ability to extract small details from a scene, whether a single flower, an abstract pattern from some common item, or detailed images of small items for online auctions, is the forte of many digital cameras. SLR style cameras have special macro lenses, some of...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

The HP Designjet series packs some powerful photo printing into a sleek and stylish format, and all at very reasonable prices. The original Designjet 130, which prints up to 24" wide, and the Designjet 30, in a more desktop friendly 13" wide size, have now been joined by the new Designjet 90 which brings 16x20" printing to the sub-$1000 price point for the first...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Epson, you have company! For years, serious large format inkjet printing has been owned by Epson with the 7000- and 9000-series printers. The pigment-based printers had a huge advantage in archival life and in the media options available, making fine art printing something that the individual could finally afford to do in-house. In the past year, both Canon and HP have entered the...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

The new sweet spot for printer sizes appears to be 13x19”, or A3+/Super B. Large enough to print 11x14” photos, while still fitting on the average desktop.

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Jon Canfield Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments

Every year it seems that print quality gets better while prices come down. Oh, how I wish that applied to the high-end camera market! Pigment printers in the 13x19 desktop size have become the new standard for many photographers. Capable of 11x14 (and obviously larger) prints, they're a perfect match for the needs of most people, and the size and price is within range of...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

First announced in February and now becoming available, the new HP Photosmart Pro B9180 is one of two new competitors to the Epson R2400 (the other being the Canon iP9500). Although 13x19 inkjets have been available for some time, including the highly regarded Photosmart 8750, the B9180 is the first pigment ink photo printer from HP, and the first Photosmart printer to bear the...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

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If you're anything like me, you have wasted time, paper, and ink, and pulled hair out trying to achieve the perfect print from your digital files--especially neutral black and white prints. There are many solutions available, some that are very specific in nature, and others that cover...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Various software vendors have introduced new products and enhanced existing applications for everything from basic image processing to advanced plug-ins.

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