5 Mistakes Beginners Make When Printing Their Photos

Printing your own photos and making a tangible representation of your hard work is a great and exciting experience, but creating a proper print is a skill and a field of knowledge in itself. If you’re just getting started with printing your photos and want to make sure you don’t waste your money, check out this great video tutorial that will show you five common photo printing mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them.

Coming to you from Evan Ranft, this great video tutorial will show you five common mistakes beginners make when printing their photos and how to fix or avoid them. One particularly salient point that Ranft makes sure I am guilty of wrongdoing is the failure to edit with the environment in which the print will be viewed. Most of us edit in Lightroom or Photoshop with a dark gray background surrounding the image, and this works well for most digital applications. However, what if you plan to hang your mark on a white wall? You’ll need to carefully consider how different it will look (especially near the edges) and adjust the editing process to match. Check out the video above for the full rundown of Ranft.