I have a fine art print hanging up on campus!

Last week I had one of my images printed, mounted, and framed so I could hang it in the lobby in the Spori building on campus.

Getting this image ready for printing took some time. I chose to print my scanography photo. One of the difficult things about using a well-loved scanner is that the screen was very dirty and scratched up. Because the pine cone and branches I was scanning were so small, every little piece of dust was visible in the original image.

Here is the original image.

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Using the spot healing tool in photoshop for what felt like forever, I was able to clean up the spots and scratches.

After cleaning my picture up I sharpened it, added some clarity and contrast, and warmed it up just a little bit to make the colors more vibrant. I also added a little bit more black around the edges to center it and to get rid of the tangent leaves.

Here is the final image that I printed.

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If you live in the Rexburg area, come and see it! It will be up until the end of November.

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Printed by Mckenna Pro.

Making a Fine Art Print, Or: What Photography is Really About