The unforgiving print and the importance of paper choice

Joel Tjintjelaar is a photographer, educator and writer with a passion for black & white photography, architecture and long exposure photography. He  runs the bw/vision.com blog where we stumbled upon an article by Red Ognita on the importance of printing superbly in order to call an image fine art. Red Ognita is a multi award-winning black & white fine art photographer and printer with his own studio redlab based in the Philippines. He speaks passionately and with extensive knowledge on creating fine art prints for artists from around the world and the importance of printing in this digital age. We are pleased to share their thoughts and their article “The unforgiving print and paper types” – slightly shortened.

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Jim Mortram: "My photographs are about the endurance some people need just to survive"

This blog post features Jim Mortram. A talented photographer who captures the everyday lives of those who lives in Dereham (County of Norfolk, UK, which is very local to the Hahnemühle UK’s office)
Jim only takes photographs in a 3 mile radius of his local village. He captures with empathy many of the difficulties in life with people living off benefits, self-harm and even people looking after a relative with an illness like himself. Jim believes, “my photographs are about the endurance some people need just to survive.”  The most important thing is telling their story. So he does with his images.

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Contemporary Photography by Robynne Limoges

Let us introduce to you, the talented, the artistic, Robynne Limoges. Robynne is a native American living in London. She has participated in a juried group exhibition at the ‘Victoria and Albert’ gallery museum, in addition to contributing as a stills photographer in a BBC dance documentary and two feature films.
This year, Robynne has been honoured to become a Portfolio finalist in the International Garden Photographer of the year Award 2015.
Read further to gain more knowledge of Robynne and her life in photography.

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Urban Sketchers Chicago – Chicago Sketch Seminar 2015

written by Andrew Banks, Urban Sketchers Chicago group administrator and Blog Contributor

As an offshoot of the global Urban Sketchers organization the Urban Sketchers Chicago held the second Chicago Sketch Seminar on 11 and 12 July, 2015 at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts and the surrounding Gold Coast neighborhood.  This two day seminar attracted participants from all around the Midwest as well as an international crowd with visitors from as far away as India. With 10 workshops taught by local Chicago sketchers, participants had a wide range of topics to choose from which allowed them to tailor their weekends to the specific skill sets they wanted to develop. From watercolor techniques, figure drawing, perspective drawing, marker techniques, to colored pencils and even incorporating text into a sketch, the weekend was filled with incredible learning opportunities.

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