Finessing The Print
It’s been a while and today we continue our series with Charlie Cramer. We delve into the finer points of three different images and how Charlie approaches the printing of these. The first print is called Rock Face, the second is Ice Plant and third is Sea Weed.
It was fun finding these locations and the images that we printed. The first image Rock Face was found at an area of rich rock called Tafoni. This area has some amazing formations in sandstone. While I was photographing one section with many different textures, Charlie found his image on the face of a rock. This is a great segment as it shows that many times the picture isn’t in the big landscape but in the details of a smaller area.
The same holds true for the second segment Ice Plant. In this shot, Charlie found an image right at his feet. We were searching for the dead-cat cover for one of our microphones and as we searched Charlie stopped and decided to shoot the image that we discuss. Once again it goes to show that sometimes the best image is right at our feet.
Our third example is Seaweed. Seaweed on the rocks. Of course, it helps to have colorful seaweed, but Charlie combines the seaweed and textures of the rocks to make an incredibly beautiful image come alive. All three of these videos are a learning experience to observe how Charlie crops; he is not afraid to crop an image to achieve a better composition.
I hope you enjoy these three videos. Charlie has so much to teach. He inspires us to see better when taking a photograph and then see better again when we make the print. Most of the time we never get the opportunity to see how an artist thinks – much less what is involved in making the final print. Thank you Charlie, for sharing these three photographs with us.
I hope you enjoyed these three videos. We still have more of Charlie Cramer – Shooting With The Masters coming over the next few weeks. Look for two more articles.