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View Poll Results: do you like and make small prints

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  • no

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  • never thought much about it

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    it is interesting that you should post this today john.

    i am involved in a new print exchange over on hybrid with the guide line being no smaller than 11x14 no bigger than 16x20.

    am finding that i am not happy with any images that i have been testing at this size, perhaps because i have been doing so much alternative work the past few years along with polariod manipulation that it is hard to shift gears.

    i agree with alex, large is a bit over done these days. i am a firm believer that the image dictates size and have rarely printed large in any medium.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    I love small prints. I seem to prefer them no matter what the subject is. It must be the ability to see the whole scene/subject at once, instead of focusing in different parts of it whilst viewing it. I thought I was weird for printing mostly 13cmX18cm all the time.

    -Sino.
    Close your eyes to see. This will take a while.

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    I have no idea how to answer the poll question, since it doesn't define "small." Are we talking about prints under 8x10 in size?
    Charles Hohenstein

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    Number 4, thought about it but don't do it at present. I always said that when larger sizes of paper and film are gone or the price is too high I will make smaller prints.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    I prefer doing prints around 6.5 x 6.5 inches onto 8x8 cropped paper. It's very manageable, especially when burning and dodging. Printing very large prints requires different burning techniques. The smaller prints are suitable for most people's homes, on narrow hallways where the viewing distance is limited. It is also a whole lot cheaper. My other main size in 10x10 inches, but I don't consider that small!

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    I prefer 5x7 or 5x8 (8x10 in half) because I present my photos as a collection or "book" to be viewed from a sitting position. That way the viewer can take their time and let their mind wander in the direction the photos takes them.

    Although I have printed as large as 11x14 (by request), I feel more resonance for the smaller sizes.

    Dan
    ... Hmmm..., f5.13 @ 1/23 should do it.

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    I make 5x7 work prints when printing a negative (4x5) for the first time. I'm much more willing to experiment and try different dodging, burning, or masking options when the print hitting the garbage can is 5x7 and not 16x20.

    Also, a small print held in your hands intimately draws you in.

    Murray
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    Paper size: 13x18
    Film 35mm

    n
    Words make the pictures.

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    I am currently working on a series of 4x5 contact prints. I dig'em. I said "Yes".

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    I find that well crafted small prints oftentimes have an almost gem-like quality that I really like. I also like that they invite the viewer to look at them more closely.

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