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5 Common Printing Mistakes Photographers Make

As much as we view photos on screens nowadays, there really is no replacement for seeing and holding a physical representation of your work. However, printing your photos is a rather delicate process, and mistakes that cause ruined prints can be rather costly. To ensure you get things right the first time, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced landscape photographer discussing five common photo-printing mistakes and what you can do to fix them.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video tutorial discusses five common mistakes photographers make when printing their photos and how to fix them. Perhaps the most common mistake I see is simply editing one's images in an incorrect environment or with an improperly calibrated monitor. A lot of printing services do a great job of correcting minor errors that result from these sorts of issues, but if you are printing at home, there are few things more frustrating than realizing you just wasted paper and ink on a print because your monitor had an uncorrected color cast or some similar issue. A lot of printing is simply about controlling every step of the pipeline as precisely as possible. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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