To create a stunning photographic print, a masterpiece that will leave an indelible impression on a viewer or client in the digital age is not an easy process. Like the Master Printers of old, digital technology requires fine technical knowledge, as well as a unique vision if it is to stand out from the thousands of other art prints in the world today.
From capture to post processing to your choice of software, paper, ink and printer, the steps and decisions you make along the way drastically change how your printed image will look. There are so many variables and so many products in the market place that it can be difficult to know where to begin.
In this one-day workshop you will learn everything you need to know to make consistently beautiful prints in both color as well as black & white. We will discuss the calibration of both monitors and printers and the different kinds of technology and media available for the digital printer and what the positives and negatives are in relation to these products.
We will be making prints for each participant and you will be able to watch the entire process and ask questions along the way.
Along with teaching the required technical skills your Instructor will also discuss the aesthetics of fine art printing and how to create a proper digital printing workflow.
We will explore differences in perception, how the human eye views a color print differently from a black-and-white print and how this knowledge will change the way you shoot a scene for final output. You will also learn about contrast, mood, creative cropping and the psychology of the viewer as it relates to fine art prints.
- Making Consistently Beautiful Prints
- Paper, Ink & Printer options reviewed
- Post Processing before Printing
- Calibrating your Monitor & Printer
- Overview of Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
- Creating a Digital Printing Workflow
- Understanding File Extensions
- And More
Each student will need a Laptop with Adobe Photoshop CC/CS6/CS5 installed. Please bring images you wish to work on during the course. Make sure you have the unprocessed (RAW capture) digital files in your computer and bring any processed images or test prints that you have created for discussion and comparison. We provide Ink and Paper for test prints and one finished color or black & white print up to 13″x19″ for each participant.
***Daytime workshop w/ start date subject to minimum registrations***