— Dane Creek

One Image, Four Papers

From left to right, top to bottom: Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk, Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta, Moab Somerset Museum Rag, and Moab Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm

On Tuesday evening I’m speaking to the Seattle Street Photography Club about how to make awesome black and white prints. As part of the talk I’ll be sharing my thoughts on paper selection and how to make smart paper choices.

Of course you can’t talk about paper without showing samples! The photo above shows the four prints I’ll be bringing along to explain the difference between glossy and matte, warm and cool. For those that aren’t familiar with the papers by name, the top row is glossy, the bottom row is matte, the left column is warm, and the right column is cool.

I actually wanted to use a different paper for glossy cool but the Harman by Hahnemuhle Gloss Baryta is out of stock pretty much everywhere. My other option was going to be Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Baryta but I couldn’t find any of that locally either. Ah well.