The Print. When a Picture Becomes a Photograph

  By Ryley Smith


Printing at home may seem like a big project, but it’s actually quite easy. All you need is a printer plugged into a computer, some paper, and the excitement to print! The Camera Store’s, Julian Ferreira, has printed thousands of photos at home, and he has some inspirational tips to get you excited to print, plus we have a 1-Week Canon Printer Sale from June 19-26! Learn how Julian takes a picture and turns it into a photograph!

With hundreds of thousands of prints under his belt, Julian’s tips are simple and motivational. 

  • Just go for it, and don’t be afraid to redo a print. If you don’t like the way it looks, go back, edit, and print again. Print as many times as you need until you get it the way you want. 
  • Try different types of papers. There are so many different types of paper, from matte, glossy, to canvas, metallic, and even velvet. Let yourself be inspired by the different mediums. 
  • Your prints should be about emotion. Don’t worry so much about the technical aspects, if it portrays the emotion you want it to, it’s perfect.
  • At the end of the day, these prints are for you. Take the time to edit, print, reprint, to get your final product. Most of all, enjoy the process! 

To hear all these tips and more,  watch our interview with Julian below!

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Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.