25/12/2016

My favourite photos of 2016

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This last week of 2016 is a good moment to look back and reflect. I'm happy that I've completed two photo projects this year, but also found inspiration to start new projects which will keep me going in 2017. These are four of my favourite photos of last year.

12/01/2015

What I Don't Like About My Epson R3000

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Don’t get me wrong: I really like my Epson R3000. The printer is capable of making high quality prints, but it has a nasty habit. Once in a while it spoils a lot of expensive ink.

07/01/2015

Tecco Baryt Ivory Fine Art Paper

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I discovered a new fine art paper. I usually print my black and white images on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk, but sometimes I feel the need to try something new. I dug into my sample packs and found two sheets of Tecco Baryt Ivory 290 gsm. After two test prints I was pleasantly surprised.

03/01/2015

Kodak Film Presets For Lightroom

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The Kodak Film Presets for Lightroom emulate the monochrome films: Kodak T-Max 100, Kodak Plus-X 125, Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak T-Max P3200.

03/01/2015

Ilford Film Presets For Lightroom

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The Ilford Film Presets for Lightroom emulate the monochrome films: Ilford Delta 100, Ilford FP4 Plus 125, Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Ilford Delta 400, Ilford Delta 3200.

01/01/2015

Neutral Black & White Prints

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In 2012 I switched from a Canon Pro 9500 to an Epson R3000 printer. The main reason was an extra gray ink and Epson's Advanced Black & White mode. The switch proved to be a good choice as the Epson R3000 creates neutral, high quality black & white prints. A neutral black & white print contains gray tones without any colour casts. Neutral is also a matter of personal taste. So when is neutral really neutral?