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Matts_Brabus

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 11:22am

quoting post from mannybash:

I also use a Sony A900 would be interested in knowing the size of the largestimage you sold from a single shot

File size?

Pixel size?

Physical size?




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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 11:43am

quoting post from Matts_Brabus:

File size?

Pixel size?

Physical size?




Just for a maximum 24.6 mp raw image yes i know it will be converted but from that what is the best you can get?

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Matts_Brabus

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 11:57am

I have done a 5 foot print, from a cropped image.

No issue with image quality, no pixelation. I reckon it could easily go to 8 foot plus.

Things to remember.

1. Get the image as bombproof in whatever photo photo editor you use.

2. Get the image printed by a cracking printshop.

3. Remember people don't look at most photos with a loupe...

So much rot written about image quality and pushing stuff too far as you up size it.

Best selling image is a feckin cow taken on an iPhone that I have sold printed at 48 inches. Its about how you wish to present the image that counts, and most of all, what your customers want to buy.

EDIT: I've checked again, and it was 38 inches for the Coo photo.



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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 12:09pm

quoting post from Matts_Brabus:

...Best selling image is a feckin cow taken on an iPhone that I have sold printed at 48 inches...



Was that the one you did in the snow? I remember you said it was bl**dy cold. Fresian, wasn't it?

(Apologies - totally OT.)

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 12:11pm

Brrrrrm Tish!

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 12:39pm

Also ask yourself, what size do you NEED as opposed to WANT, especialy if the 'want' is based on lust for the concept of big rather than on a true technical (you want to do a billboard on the road to Heathrow) or aesthetic need.

When I painted, my art teacher used to say that a picture IS a certain size and shape. If you go to the store room and that size of paper is not available YOU DO ANOTHER PICTURE.

An image on the wall talks to you in a different tone of voice to one you hold in your hand. That is why I do books. Images printed 8cm. x 8cm. whisper to you, confidentialy. Pictures printed 8m. x 8m. Shout at you.

Try NOT to open your paint tins with your chisels. It buggers up the edge on the chisel and it deforms the lip on the tin lid.

A picture is a picture and it's intrinsic value is solely in what and how it speaks to you. To get a specific tone of voice you need to use the tools that are appropriate for that tone. Using film is one way.

Deciding you want to print big negates all the semiotics of the image unless you are printing big for a good reason. I like big, ain't a good reason, it is playing with things with which you should be working.

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 12:50pm

In my case, the 3m print was for behind a reception desk, and they wanted big.

The 5 foot image was again client requested life size print.

Some of my favourite images are in the book I have just sent off for proofing, which like yours Jeremy, are teeny tiny. They are iPhone images from the hipstamatic app, 8cm by 8cm is perfect, and makes the viewer look closer.

As you say, its horses for courses, and in the main, its down to the customer, AS long as its physically possible.

Just never be afraid to experiment, and remember, to test quality, you can print part of an image at A4 at the full physical size resolution, like in the old days of test strips


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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 1:34pm

quoting post from Matts_Brabus:

In my case, the 3m print was for behind a reception desk, and they wanted big.

The 5 foot image was again client requested life size print.

Some of my favourite images are in the book I have just sent off for proofing, which like yours Jeremy, are teeny tiny. They are iPhone images from the hipstamatic app, 8cm by 8cm is perfect, and makes the viewer look closer.

As you say, its horses for courses, and in the main, its down to the customer, AS long as its physically possible.

Just never be afraid to experiment, and remember, to test quality, you can print part of an image at A4 at the full physical size resolution, like in the old days of test strips



"Resolution of that image was good enough to read a car number plate at over a mile from me."

Matt,
These days that is not really a challenge. We were building digital cameras to do exactly that in the 1990s both in daylight and in starlight/moonlight. The daylight cameras were off the shelf sony 1/3" sensors of the time so nothing particularly special.
(The starlight cameras were very special ..)


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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 1:49pm

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"Resolution of that image was good enough to read a car number plate at over a mile from me."

Matt,
These days that is not really a challenge. We were building digital cameras to do exactly that in the 1990s both in daylight and in starlight/moonlight. The daylight cameras were off the shelf sony 1/3" sensors of the time so nothing particularly special.
(The starlight cameras were very special ..)


Id agree with that but on an image 3m wide, you can't just blow up the image size.

This was shot with a 300mm lens, creating multiple images. To create the wide sweep of the image, to do that with a single lens would have required the focal length to be a lot less than 50mm

Try resolving a 3 inch high lettered number plate, a mile away from you, on a single image expanded to 3m created with 50mm lens on a sensor available for less than 100k and if you can I'll eat your hat

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:14pm

Hi

It is thought that up to 46% of the Irish population carries the recessive redhead gene. Thank you for my Irish roots!

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:15pm

quoting post from FiresSecret:

Hi

It is thought that up to 46% of the Irish population carries the recessive redhead gene. Thank you for my Irish roots!


Oi Missus, geroff this thread

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:17pm

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Oi Missus, geroff this thread

Sooooo, come here often ?

It is thought that up to 46% of the Irish population carries the recessive redhead gene. Thank you for my Irish roots!

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:18pm

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Sooooo, come here often ?

It is thought that up to 46% of the Irish population carries the recessive redhead gene. Thank you for my Irish roots!


I come here to hide from thread hijackers...

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:23pm

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I come here to hide from thread hijackers...

ok now shhhh

It is thought that up to 46% of the Irish population carries the recessive redhead gene. Thank you for my Irish roots!

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:34pm

nevermind the quality, feel the width...

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:39pm

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nevermind the quality, feel the width...

If I was paranoid I'd think that was a dig

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RE: Image qiality Dec 2, 2011 3:45pm

No dig, just generalising in a very general way...

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