Lately I have been contemplating on what kind of photographic paper I want to use. There are so many to choose from, but where to start. I currently use Canon Photo Paper Plus semi-gloss. I really love this paper. It gives a nice velvety texture to my traditional photographs, but I really don't like it on my textured work. I have used Museo Portfolio Rag Extra Smooth Fine Art paper which I really liked, but for some of my photographs it's was too warm. I've been told that the Moab entrada is a nice paper to try.
So I have decided to do some research and order some sample packets. I recently ordered sample packet of photographic paper from Red River Paper. I'm also going to order sample packets of Moab, Museo (to see what else they have to offer) and Hahnemuhle. FYI I'm ordering these packets from B&H Photo. My favorite go to place for anything photographic. I think these 4 companies are good starting points. The next part will be selecting a few photos for all the samples. I will be choosing photos that will have a good range of color.
Although if any of you have any other suggestions please let me know. Or if you have any comments on the above grouping of papers I'm going to try.
I'll let you know in next Monday's post what the out come of these papers are and which one I have chosen.
In the mean time have a wonderful week and see you on Friday for "Flower Power Friday."
In case you missed last weeks "Flower Power Friday" it was the Black-eyed Susan