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5 Mistakes Beginners Make When Printing Their Photos

Printing your photos and holding a tactile representation of your hard work is a wonderful and exciting experience, but creating a proper print is a skill and area of knowledge unto itself. If you are just starting to print your photos and want to ensure you do not waste your money, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you five common mistakes beginners make when printing photos and how to avoid them. 

Coming to you from Evan Ranft, this great video tutorial will show you five common mistakes beginners make when printing their photos and how to fix or avoid them. One particularly salient point Ranft made that I am certainly guilty of running afoul of is not editing with the environment in which the print will be displayed in mind. Most of us edit in Lightroom or Photoshop with a dark gray background surrounding the photo, and that works perfectly well for most digital applications. However, what if you plan on hanging your print on a white wall? You will want to carefully consider just how different that will look (particularly near the edges) and adjust your editing process to match. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Ranft. 

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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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