Exercise G

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I went to Costco, CVS, Target and FedEx for the cheap prints. I printed the professional quality print at Claremont Photo because that’s what is closest to me. I noticed that Target and CVS both have the same self-serve user interface for printing photos. It’s a Kodak workstation that you plug your USB into and select what photos to print. It was simple to use, but it lacked a selection for no picture enhancement. Both prints from those 2 places look identical, even though they were different brand printers. The Kodak software automatically “enhances” the images and over saturates them. Other than that, both prints look very similar, and the paper quality seems good to me. There was a clerk that helped me out at Costco, and I was able to tell them not to enhance the photo. Again, the print looks almost identical to those from Target and CVS. FedEx was the only place that was a bit different quality print, and the paper was a cheaper quality luster paper.

The print from Claremont photo is the bottom image in the photo above, and it printed just as it appears on my computer screen. The person that helped me out asked me a couple of questions to set up the print, and it is the nicest quality paper and the clarity of the print is way better than the cheaper alternatives. The other prints don’t look anything like what appears on my screen. All 4 of them were oversaturated and automatically enhanced, which makes the image look different that the actual photo. The Claremont Photo print was under $5, and for the quality of the paper and clarity of the image, it’s a good deal.  I plan to print here for future class projects that need a good quality professional print.

Ernesto Altamirano

Exercise G Printing

Still Life Research

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The three ideas I have for this project so far are tech, tools, and instruments. I like tinkering with electronic components and computers, and have numerous different pieces that can come together using scale to create an interesting composition. The second category would be tools and the materials that are worked on and manipulated with them. The last possible category is either musical instruments or bicycles. I have been riding bikes for a very long time and over the years parts have been piling up in the garage so it would be interesting to me to see how time has affected them. I am learning to play guitar so I’d also like to use that as a category since guitars vary in sizes, shapes, finishes, and use, so it would also be interesting to create a composition of this.

Ernesto Altamirano

Project 2 research

Exercise G Printing

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I went to Costco, CVS, Target and FedEx for the cheap prints. I printed the professional quality print at Claremont Photo because that’s what is closest to me. I noticed that Target and CVS both have the same self-serve user interface for printing photos. It’s a Kodak workstation that you plug your USB into and select what photos to print. It was simple to use, but it lacked a selection for no picture enhancement. Both prints from those 2 places look identical, even though they were different brand printers. The Kodak software automatically “enhances” the images and over saturates them. Other than that, both prints look very similar, and the paper quality seems good to me. There was a clerk that helped me out at Costco, and I was able to tell them not to enhance the photo. Again, the print looks almost identical to those from Target and CVS. FedEx was the only place that was a bit different quality print, and the paper was a cheaper quality luster paper.

The print from Claremont photo is the bottom image in the photo above, and it printed just as it appears on my computer screen. The person that helped me out asked me a couple of questions to set up the print, and it is the nicest quality paper and the clarity of the print is way better than the cheaper alternatives. The other prints don’t look anything like what appears on my screen. All 4 of them were oversaturated and automatically enhanced, which makes the image look different that the actual photo. The Claremont Photo print was under $5, and for the quality of the paper and clarity of the image, it’s a good deal.

Ernesto Altamirano

Exercise G Printing