Every photographer needs to look good on paper. This sentiment certainly isn't lost on Canon Ambassador Sanjay Jogia, who runs Eye Jogia Photography with his wife, Roshni. To date, he's won nine awards in the WPPI's annual print competition, and was recently awarded a fellowship from the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) – the first for a wedding photographer in six years. The fellowship was granted based on a panel of prints that Sanjay created with his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer, using a range of software to get the ultimate print quality from images captured on his Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS-1D X series cameras.
Sanjay feels that printing is the essential final step in the photographic process, and it's vital to get it right. "Printing forces you to critique your whole approach to photography in a more technical and rounded manner," he says. "I'm a firm believer that it's best to get things right in-camera, rather than relying too heavily on editing. When you're shooting to print, you start to consider a lot more technical factors, such as highlights and shadows, colour balance, and so on. Computer screens can really flatter images but, to me, it's the print that really matters. When you print an image for a client, it has to be absolutely perfect. It's the finished article. The digital file is only the first part of a three-part process."
Here, Sanjay shares his expert knowledge on the best software for professional photo printing, with insights from Canon Europe Product Marketing Lead Suhaib Hussain and DINAX international sales manager Marvin-Lee Roy. Their advice ranges from Canon's free Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and Professional Print & Layout (PPL) software, through Adobe® Lightroom® and Adobe Photoshop®, to the specialist DINAX Mirage software.