Fine-Art Printing - Workshop with Rick and Marc - October 2020
Image of workshop group above by Patrick Yu!
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 intensive 4 day workshop you will learn everything you need to know to make consistently beautiful prints in both color as well as black & white. Every participant will be able to make several test prints and leave with a minimum of 2 prints of 17" x 22" each in size. We will have a professional 24" inch wide Epson printer with a variety of media available for use for this workshop.
We will discuss 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 Instructors Rick Hulbert and Marc Koegel will also discuss the aesthetics of fine art printing and how to create a proper digital printing workflow. We will talk about 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 learn about contrast, mood, creative cropping and the psychology of the viewer as it relates to fine art prints.
For our classes we use the highest quality Epson printers available. We will discuss the variables between these printers and also any specific issues related to printing with Epson products.
Our classroom sessions are schedule for 10am - 4pm each day, giving us an opportunity to go out for some photography before and/or after.
Maximum of only 8 students in this workshop!
For this workshop we will meet at the following address:
1502 Hasting Street West
What to bring:
Fopr the fisrt day of teh Workshop, February 7th, please bring your camera equipment and between 5 and 10 images that you would like to print. These images can be in any format, but we prefer RAW and/or TIFF files. If you have a laptop pleasse bring it along to work on your images.