Developing a Passion for Printing

Discovering the Joy of Printing

Back in April of this year, I wrote about how I purchased a new Canon Pixma Pro-10S printer while I was at The Photography Show in Birmingham.  You can read why bought a printer and watch the video I made on my first experiences of printing, in my blog article Discovery the Joy of Printing.

Ever since then I've been printing my images.  A lot.  And I have to say it's been a lot of fun.  I've enjoyed the experience of going out to make an image, post-processing it, and then creating a print at the end.

Developing a Passion for Printing

I have however been keeping things relatively simple.  I've been using standard paper sizes, using Canon's Platinum Pro glossy paper.  The results have been great.  Prints match what is on the screen and the whole workflow is straightforward.

However, there any many different paper types from many different paper manufacturers, so I thought it was about time to expand my printing horizons.  In the video below I take one of my favourite panoramic images and print it on some panoramic paper from Fotospeed, and then mount it in a custom frame from Picture Frames Direct.  I also take another one of my favourite images of the year and print it on some different paper types.


These are the images I printed in the video.

Nikon D750, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 VR at 20mm, 1/3 sec at f/11, ISO 100, 7 image panorama.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 @ 18mm, ISO 100, 5 sec @ f/13, Lee Filters circular polariser and ND grad.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my follow-up video on printing.  As you can see I've still got a lot to learn, but I'm really enjoying the challenge.  I get a great sense of satisfaction on owning the entire process from capture to print.  

Have you recently taken up printing?  Are you an experienced printer?  Do you have any advice on printing?  Let me know in the comments below.