Landscape- Exercise 5:2-Print Quotes

After looking at gallery spaces for our last exercise, this exercise asked us to focus on prints.

Part 1

For the first part of the exercise, we had to research print quotes from 3 online photo labs for c-type and giclee prints for comparison.

Printing service

C-Type (12×10)

Giclee- Fine art (12×10)

Spectrum

www.spectrumphoto.co.uk

£6.13

£8.64

Metro print

www.metro-print.co.uk

£6.45

£8.50

The Print Space

www.theprintspace.co.uk

£6.45

£8.45

Part 2

Part 2 of the exercise asked us to prepare a file to requirement.

For this, I looked at Spectrum’s photo requirements. Using one of my images from the Stafford Fire (one of the largest images I have) I was able to check the image and there were no required changes for for the image.

The colour profile was set to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and the image size was only 70.8MB

print screen

Part 3

Lastly, we had to write a short reflective piece on whether we felt an inkjet (giclee) image could be treated as a photograph or not.

To me, this is an interesting point. Any definition of photography only talks about how the image is taken, not how it is printed or, in fact, it’s end result. By only defining a photograph on a printed image, there are so many other things that could not be classed as a photograph such as photos on an online gallery or photographs uploaded and kept on a computer. There is also the issue of recognition, to the untrained eye there is no difference between a giclee and C-type image. It appears that this is just another way that the academic elite try to get one up on those less in the know.

 

 

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About kunsworthphotography

I am currently studying towards a BA (Hons) in Photography with OCA and I have 2 children, Evie(4 years old) and Connor(3 years old)
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