Color Printing

© 2011 JoAnne Kalish

©JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

I’ve been making colorprints for many years. I first began making “C” prints (Chromogenic prints using traditional chemicals and processes.) You  make  a  4×5 internegative from a transparency and then print from the internegative.  I learned to color correct using color filters and I think I got pretty good at it.  From there I started to play around with “R” prints (Reverse prints) which are prints made directly from a transparency.  This is when Cibachrome became popular because the prints were more archival and they seemed three dimensional with their vibrant rich colors on glossy paper.  They are now referred to as Ilfochrome Prints. Well I have to tell you, the “C” prints no matter how good they were, they eventually faded in the light and I don’t necessarily mean direct sunlight  either.  The Cibachromes were better in that respect. From there I began making digital prints using Epson Printers which I’ve been extremely happy with. When I print I am really picky and want them to be as close to the original as can be.  Almost every print that has been in an exhibit and in our Gallery has been made by myself.  I pride myself in my printing. One day I made a quick and dirty digital photo and brought it to  friend’s home in celebration of a special day as a joke.  My friends actually put it in their  window and it has been there for a number of years. Every time I go over I’m amazed as it still has not noticeably faded in any way. The digital prints that are made nowadays are totally amazing in the way they hold up without fading. One day this Master printer (well kind of) was talked into trying some prints made by AdoramaPix and  I was more than pleasantly surprised with the quality of their printing for the cost. When I received the prints back I was looking to tear them apart but you know what?  They are amazingly good and I certainly would  recommend them to my students and anyone else for that matter.

The other day I tried a different type of print, their Aluminyzed Metal Prints and again, I was totally blown away.

My partner Joe DiMaggio turned me onto AdoramaPix books and again, I was a little tentative until he showed me three books he did.  Without telling me he did a book using my photos from a trip I made to France to visit my life-long friend Marie-Therése  a french restauranter,  and again I loved the printing.

Nude Runner on Beach

Photo ©JoAnne Kalish All Rights reserved

I made a fun photo of a nude male runner on the beach. A few days after this photo was made, my assistant answered the phone and told me that my “Nude Dude” was calling and to pick up. The photo has since been referred to as the “Nude Dude.” The photograph is loved by both men and women alike. I’ve had so many hits from all over the world on our website. A magazine used it as a double truck spread and what a reaction it got! It also helped with sales of course. What makes this a special photograph? Possibly because of the concept and the idea of the photo and that it’s a little unusual. It has a clean, simple, uncluttered background, a pleasing blue color and my subject is a good looking male with a great physique.

The photo is a good example of a pan or panning with a camera. To do this you choose a slow shutter speed to pick up movement (shutter speed depends on variety of factors such as how fast subject is moving and what kind of effect you’d like to achieve) You pan or move your body in a fluid motion following the action of your subject and a little beyond.

I lost touch with the model a while ago, so Frankie if you’re out there I hope you’re doing well. Everybody loves the photo of you.

For anyone interested you can purchase this photo in a signed limited edition by calling our studio. It is also available as a limited edition poster which is suitable for framing for $40 plus $8 shipping on our website at http://www.dimaggio-kalish.com

Photograph ©JoAnne Kalish All Rights Reserved