Added by on 2016-02-25

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote There’s no better satisfaction in photography than framing a print to hang on the wall. Creating a tangible, real-life piece of wall art is far more rewarding than uploading a file to Instagram or Flickr. In this video I take you through my process for scanning a film negative on my Epson V750 scanner using Silverfast software, then printing it at a pro lab on Fuji Pearl paper, before framing it in a handsome float-mount frame by Larson-Juhl. My process for scanning this 6×17 negative may seem odd (using blue painters tape to secure the negative on a piece of ground glass), but the results are excellent and avoid the need for troublesome scanner fluid. I took this photo in Anza-Borrego Desert on a solo camping trip using my Shen-Hao TFC-617A camera and Nikkor-M 300mm f/9 lens on Kodak Portra 160 film. The print itself is a C-Type (wet process) print done on a ZBE Chromira digital printer with Fuji Pearl paper. The image featured is titled “Desert Layers 1.” It’s not your typical modern landscape photograph with super-satured colors, wide angle views, and maximum epic-ness. This is a much more understated composition with a simpler color palette, which is exactly why I chose to frame this piece. There are enough of those ultra-epic landscapes out there today and I feel they tend to be overbearing as wall art. A good fine art photography print should accent a beautiful space rather than overpower it, and that’s what I tried to achieve with this piece. Printing by Pro Photo Connection in Irvine, CA: Frame by Salamon Art in Fountain Valley, CA: Nick Carver Photography Main: Online Photography Courses: Orange County Photography Classes: Video Rating: / 5


  • Stuart Groves 4 years ago

    Wow, this is gold! I almost forgot about print I am ashamed to say. This video is so inspiring and has just reminded me of a few things that I seem to have neglected. Thank you sir.

  • VersatileMindz909 4 years ago

    Awesome print!

  • tobo26 4 years ago

    Yes, hang em up and enjoy them. In a big book is great too.
    Thanks, you have inspired me to go out and snap again.

  • k zane 4 years ago

    very, very nice.  yup, not all images need to jump out at you. they have to blend into the décor and compliment all of the items that make up yje total space… the walls, flooring, ceiling, the various furniture color and pieces, the lighting (ambient and artificial),,,,, i'm getting an urge to print!!!!!  live aloha!!!

  • Greg Wallis 4 years ago

    Style and common sense. Nick, you're a dude.

  • Eric Hoar 4 years ago

    The hours of work completed for this print really make it special. You seem to really know your craft and I truly enjoyed watching.

  • Yu Xiong 4 years ago

    well said!

  • nick radef 4 years ago

    Excellent video.

  • Rizqi Fahma 4 years ago

    So subtle. It's not only the beauty of the photo, but also the combination of the interior colors make it really stunning.

  • Rick Mentore 4 years ago

    I like this guy, he has now add value to my none HDR, not so colourful pictures. Thanks Nick.

  • thomas d polk 4 years ago

    "Accent" a wall with photography is a major take away from your video. Thank YOU so much!

  • AndreCorner 4 years ago

    The whole video and process was amazing but I'm asking something unrelated, what's the finish you have on your walls? Love that dark mood of the room, I have to repaint and would love that kinda look in my design studio

  • seventeendegree 4 years ago

    what a beautiful picture!

  • RoseKindred 4 years ago

    This was very informative. Put a spark back into me wanting to continue with photography. Social Media sites really deter me. I know I should not let it affect me but lets be honest one of the first things people ask when they see prints is "what is your screen name".

    Photo's do NOT look the same on a computer screen. It is impossible due to various printing techniques, back-light of the screen, monitor settings and many more things to consider. I truly believe it is the blending of all the things I mentioned to produce a physical print that is worth the time put in.

  • pandahero1 4 years ago

    Just found your channel. Loving you content, and I totally agree with you about the real joy of photography coming from seeing your print hanging on a wall. Social media is fantastic, but it's fleeting.

  • Iain Hamilton-Cummings 4 years ago

    By the way…… What camera did you use? and what size shim did you use to set the glass when you scanned the neg?

  • Iain Hamilton-Cummings 4 years ago

    I'm in agreement with Hector!!

  • T3nThirty1 4 years ago

    Great knowledge here!

  • mimih23 4 years ago

    What do you think about companies like who provide framing services and mounting services for your work? Also, I love the fact that I found someone online who shoots film. Missing the darkroom……I still have film in my freezer. I don't trust everyone's spot toning….

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