Photomark is Proud to announce that Rod Klukas is now the National Sales Rep for Arca-Swiss. To contact him directly 480-755-3364
LARGE FORMAT TIPS FROM ROD KLUKAS
Coming to Arizona to visit and photograph? Here are a few tips and suggestions to make your visit and photography a more memorable experience.
In summer it can be very hot! You need to keep your cameras somewhat sheltered from the worst of the heat. A good camera bag will insulate and keep your camera from the direct sunlight. A golfer's umbrella is large, but light, and shades both you and your gear. It can also be an effective wind break when working at places such as the Grand Canyon which can be quite breezy. Also, your batteries may not have the capacity they typically have in cooler climates. When photographing outside in the heat bringing an extra battery is a good idea. Some people feel filters are no longer necessary as you can duplicate the effect in Photoshop. This is not completely true. Using filters to cut extreme haze and for other effects is a great option. We carry a large assortment of high quality filters, in stock. Check us out when you're in Arizona for a great photographic experience.
PHOTOGRAPHING WITH LARGE FORMAT
TRADITION MEETS TECHNOLOGY
For 450 years, Canson® has invited artists, amateurs and professionals to freely express their creativity on high quality papers. In 2008, Canson® benefits from an exceptional notoriety and a high level of recognition. The unique and special relationship with the users that has been established over generations finds its roots in the original values of the brand.
Canson has made a commitment to offer high quality products thatreflect the values of the brand.
Creativity is the leitmotiv of Canson® , who has addressed artists needs by designing a very broad range of media adapted to all forms of artistic expression.
Innovation Canson is at the origin of many inventions (the hot air balloon, tracing paper, pulp dyes paper, fine textured vellum paper…) and retains this spirit of innovation by combining centuries of papermaking experience and innovation and technically advanced coatings to produce the new benchmark for today’s demanding print reproduction marketplace.
Canson is constantly investing in R & D to reach optimum and consistent quality. The very high level of sophistication and innovation of the Digital Fine Art and Photo Range reflects the very high expectations of Canson with regards to quality of its products.
While much of the photographic community is moving toward digital, many photographers still use traditional methods including large format cameras. There are many ways in which today's cutting edge technology can benefit large format shooters. For example, the transition from wet chemistry printing processes to inkjet can be easier than you think. New digital innovations will provide you with more ways than ever to scan and control the output of your images.
Color Munki is a new, all-in-one color calibrator which allows you to calibrate your screen, scanner, and printer to ensure you have consistent, beautiful results. Photomark is proud to carry a wide range of inkjet paper including Inkpress, Epson, Hahnemuhle, Ilford, and Canon. These papers produce beautiful inkjet papers including watercolor, rag, bamboo, and canvas which will make your images stand out. Using a high quality flatbed scanner such as the Epson Perfection V750, you can make high resolution scans of your negatives up to 8x10 inches. Printing your scanned negatives on inkjet printers such as the Epson R1900 and Canon Pro9000 allows you to make stunning prints up to 13 inches wide.