Fashions come and go in photography. When the opening is large enough, touch up all the edges with an even finer-graded file or sandpaper to make sure there are no rough edges which could scratch a negative. There's no doubt that cropping can often improve a photograph. But if you specialize in street photography or informal portraiture -- sometimes known as "environmental portraits" -- tight cropping may detract from your goal by depriving your photograph of its context. Which paper do you use?
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If you're taking a formal studio portrait, tight cropping is fine, because the subject usually expects it and you're essentially working in the mode of the traditional portrait painter. I find this extremely annoying. We utilize a high-resolution scanner to ensure the best quality images to our customers, and to create better results than one could typically achieve from scanning film at home. See all Occasions. Silk-finish borderless color prints were the rage in the s.
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See all Photo Cards. One approach is to cover the image on the easel with a sheet of cardboard, leaving a sliver of one edge slightly uncovered. Tell your story in a flash with this small photos book. Please note: this is our registered company address, and should not be used for returns or customer support enquiries.
Black Retro Snaps Original size, black borders. If you don't need all of the more exotic capabilities of a special-effects easel, you can try fashioning a similar mask for an adjustable easel just to make black-bordered prints. You can use your Retro Prints for super cute gifts, retro thank you notes, printed birth announcements or even just for displaying around your home. Without a modified negative carrier, that extra bit of width is wasted.