Photographer Denis Tribhou on why he loves printing on imagePROGRAF

Photographer Denis Tribhou on why he loves printing on imagePROGRAF


Hello, I’m Denis Tribhou. I’m a stage photographer for artists and big productions. I have worked with Canon for many years.
Perhaps twenty years now. I developed my career in artistic locations such as tours, galas, festivals, short films and feature films. I have a Canon 5D Mark III which serves me well. I also have a 5D SR which I use for portraits and more focussed, qualitative shots. And I also have a EOS R that I got recently which allows me to use my equipment differently, particularly on film sets or when a lot of precision is required. It’s a great tool! I retouch the photos then use the printer to double-check the quality and rendition. I used to have the 9004, then I had the 8004, and then I discovered the PRO-4000 at the trade fair in Paris. I was amazed at the print and rendition quality it produced. The depth of the black was really impressive. I was blown away. One the best qualities I discovered when using the printer was how little ink it used. I was amazed! When printing, I also use the software Mirage. It allows me to work on the production process. It allows me to control my projects and optimise them to create prints. Particularly when I have several different formats, it allows me to produce a complete set. Nowadays, people don’t spend much time looking at photos. You see them very briefly on a smartphone or tablet. The real power behind a photograph, a printed photograph, is that it makes people stop and look. When you have a photo in your hand, you stop. It’s a fixed moment. You become aware of that moment. And if it’s also a good moment, and you have a good print that is well-rendered, you notice that it really surprises people. The rendition is very impressive, and very often artists who are not used to holding paper in their hands are brought out of their little bubble. They take the time to find themselves in a photo. Another interesting thing about printing yourself and having your own printer is that you work at home. You do your work and that’s it. Another interesting thing about having your own equipment is that you can see your work. You can zoom in on a screen, for example.
There might be things you didn’t notice. You have the colours, you have the rendition created by the sensor and by the printer. So, there are many different factors. There are many elements that could trip us up. And then, ultimately, you have the print that will come out. This allows me to have a lot of control over my work and give clients the best quality. Canon fulfils its role perfectly.
I am completely satisfied with the equipment, whether it’s my cameras, lenses or printers. I have the whole process here.
That’s really useful for my day-to-day work. It really meets my needs as a professional. And the artists are also really satisfied with the end result. I sincerely hope it continues. I’ve seen the cameras being created and the developments being made and I’m genuinely very excited.

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