Chapter 5. Attributes of a Perfect Print


This image was shot at sunrise just outside Death Valley using a Phase One 645DF camera with a 75-150mm lens at ISO 100 using a Phase One P65+ digital back. I retouched it to remove a fellow photographer who happened to get into my shot.

Start with a great image. Then invest the time and effort it takes to fine-tune, caress, and massage it. Pay attention to the details of paper and presentation, and treat your image like the precious object that it is (or should be). If you do all that, you can make the perfect print. Many of the points in this chapter are subtle, but combined they are the gestalt of the ...

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