I recently reprinted my portfolio and have been getting a ton of compliments from creatives at ad agencies, so I thought I would share with you how I created this no plastic sleeves look!
I knew I wanted creative control over the final look of my images and wanted to print my book myself, so I went out and bought the new Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer. It allows me to print as large as 13 x 19 and comes with 8 separate ink jet cartridges and is not too crazy expensive. In fact, I got mine for $399 and it came with a $200 mail in rebate. I am so happy about the performance of this printer! The next step was finding the best paper to show off my images. I chose Moab Scored Inkjet paper in Matte. Wow, I truly LOVE this paper. It feels like a high quality fine art paper. I downloaded their color profile and when I printed my images (after calibrating my monitor) I was so shocked that the print looked so close to what my monitor image looked like!
Creatives actually want to feel my images when they are looking at them because the colors are so rich and the blacks are simply astonishing.
Below is a quick video I made and a few shots of my book.
Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer
Moab Scored Inkjet Paper - Lasal Photo Matte 235gsm, Double sided. 14x11 portrait
My tools for capturing the highest quality images start with great lighting. Im the biggest fan of Broncolor Lighting. It's such a pure, clean, crisp light. And my camera of choice is either the Hasselblad Medium Format H4D Digital Camera System or my 1968 Hasselblad 500C Film Camera. Creating images with these tools has taken my images to a new level.
If you are a creative and want to view my portfolio in person, drop me a message.
For lighting tips and hands on training, come to one of my workshops!