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Old-School Meets New School: The Portragon 100 f:4

As part of an ongoing lo-fi experiment I have been acquiring a number of old-school lenses that are known for being less than perfect, and I’ve modified good lenses, all in the quest to find just the right level of ethereal beauty. Lomography’s recent release of their Petzval reminded me of another lens released decades ago; the Spiratone Portragon […]

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Possible Construction Avoidance Routes

It’s actually pretty easy! That magnificent highway that normally makes it easy to get to us, is going through a much-needed expansion. While we get that in the end it will make things easier for the commuters who use that highway long-term, it’s making some areas of traffic slower short-term. We know your time is […]

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Seeing Things – March 2014 Issue 1

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Your Reed Art & Imaging E-News!  Having trouble viewing? Click here   The Creative Process By Greg Osborne   Probably the biggest, or at least most common pothole in any creatives road, is the blank page, canvas, screen, etc., that we face every time we sit down to begin a new project. To be creatively […]

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Reed E-News February 2014

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Your Reed Art & Imaging E-News!  Having trouble viewing? Click here   What’s All This Talk About TrueArt™? By Reed Art & Imaging   For newer members of the Reed family and for those who have been with us for awhile and are just curious…       The TrueArt ™ Experience is Reed Art […]

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Reed E-News January 2014

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  Recipients of our 2013 Referral Rewards Announced! By Reed Art & Imaging We are so blessed to have such loyal friends and fans who share their excitement about us with their network. In a sign of appreciation we are rewarding our top referrers with some pretty cool gifts. Congratulations to our recipients and a […]

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Reed E-News October 2013

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www.ReedPhoto.com   Dear Artist,   We Want To Thank You! In years past, many of our loyal friends and associates have been kind enough to send quite a bit of new business our way during the holidays. So this year we want to say thank you. We’ll be rewarding that good behavior with some pretty […]

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How Colors are Created in the Digital World

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This short basics post will prime you to understand how colors are specified in digital files. In the reproduction market, of which Reed Art & Imaging is a part of, we use digitally driven devices to make faithful reproductions of original art, photographic captures and digital graphic designs. To accomplish this task with any hopes […]

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Photoshop Channels De-mystified

Color channels are often thought to be the exclusive realm of mystics and Photoshop gurus. If you are willing to dedicate a few minutes of time to learning, I’ll take the mystery out of channels, and give you the power to improve your workflow and your end results. The colors we see on our monitors […]

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Your Social Media Avatar Could be Killing Your Business

Selfies, party-snaps, cell phone shots, vacation pics, cartoons or just pain “gnarly looking”. This pretty much sums up the bulk of the avatars you’ll see on-line today. For your Facebook page, where you are primarily sharing with family and friends, that might be fun. But for your business related accounts a quality head-shot is not […]

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Raw Versus JPEG – What They’re Not Telling You

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In the ever-present quest for perfection, photographers from around the country call me weekly with questions about shooting raw versus jpeg. The debate over this topic has been waging strong on the internet since the advent of digital still-image capture. Creating confusion, every photo blogger and “expert” in the forums has their opinions. Each of […]

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