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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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Big Changes in JPEG Could Change Your Workflow

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The folks over at the Independent JPEG Group who have the job of maintaining all things technical behind the JPEG file format have added some much needed support to the oft-maligned aging file-type. With the release of version 9 of the jpeg software libraries comes 12-bit color support and optional loss-less compression; after all it […]

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Call For Entries

Looking for a place to show your stuff?  If you are yet to be signed or you’re looking for new venues, a call for entry list can be a great resource. Along with the calls listed below, here is a short list a sites to get you started. If you have a favorite, or would […]

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Dang I Like Your Proportions!

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C’mon now, admit it. You’ve been faced with it too: Not knowing what print sizes your file will fit on without cropping. The answer is all in the colon. No, not THAT one, this one ==> :  These two quiet dots carry the full weight of the answer to the problem and it comes in […]

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Learn How Daguerreotypes Were Made

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Daguerreotypes are credited to be the earliest practical photographic process. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, inventor of the daguerreotype, was born on this day in 1787. Learn how were they were made in this short video by Getty Museum.

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Lynn Goldsmith Gives Her Thoughts on the New Nikon Df

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Nikon is now taking pre-orders for their new retro-styled full frame DSLR, the Nikon Df. The rugged good looks look back to an era that began with Disco and the Brady Bunch, and came to close somewhere in the 90’s when plastic construction became the norm. The body looks more F3 than D3. A look […]

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