PIXMA tips

Cities are diverse places. The feelings they provoke in residents and visitors are as complex as their infrastructure. Our tutorials this month show how you can capture people’s feelings to convey a perspective which reveals something about real urban lives. By showing people in your photography you can tell richer stories about city life, rather than simply shooting buildings or landmarks.

Prints for your favourite city people

City Portraits - Canon
Farhad Sadykov
Copyright Info: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

If you’ve struck up a conversation with your subjects while you’ve been exploring city portraiture, or been shooting people you know, make prints of them and send or give them to your subjects. Small 10x15cm prints or 13x18cm prints printed on photo papers are quick and easy to create with your PIXMA printers. Glossy, and Semi-Gloss papers are available. Matte and lustre papers are also available in sizes from A4 upwards. Make sure to select the right paper type and size in the printer driver settings when printing.

Create a bigger picture

Collect a series of portraits of people that define the city you photograph. Then print the pictures as a collage using the Canon My Image Garden software to layout multiple pictures on one sheet of paper. It often works even better when printed large. These collages are ideal for A3 size if your printer supports it. Larger size media (A3+) is also supported on PIXMA iP8750 and PIXMA PRO series printers.