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Making Pictorial Prints

Techniques popular from 1850 to 1949 provide ways to put texture and mood into your photographs
written by: Barclay Travis Cook

Photographers don’t have to be limited to strict recordings of what’s in front of our lens—we are entitled to use both imagination and creative strokes. The enhancement of an image can bring it to a state beyond what a camera can capture. This is the fine art of pictorial photography, where imagination and talent are coupled to produce original hands-on work. Texture-screen printing and chiaroscuro are the essence of classic pictorial photography, while Photoshop manipulation is a direct descendant of the pictorial photographic artist. A pictorial print can be of any subject; the main thing is that the artist has Read more »