Printing is a demanding process. The slightest weakness in an image is magnified in the translation from pixels to ink. The more you print, the more aware you will be of sharpness and exposure in the field as well as precision edits and local adjustments in post-production.
There is no greater feeling for a photographer than holding a print you’ve captured, edited and run through a printer yourself. Whether you have never printed before and want an introduction to the process or you have some experience printing and would like to further hone your skills, we are excited to have you join us.
These two, four-day workshops will be limited to a maximum of eight participants, and will include ample on-on-one and group classroom time. In the studio, we’ll have approximately 10 photo printers of all sizes — from letter-size printers to large-format printers capable of printing up to 44 inches wide. We’ll talk about the differences between the printers, discuss paper types and print longevity, and give you tips and techniques for optimizing your editing to achieve great prints. Over the course of the workshop, you’ll have time to work on your own prints in the studio, and will take home up to five prints that you’ve worked on during your time in the studio.
The first workshop, Introduction to Printing, will be held from February 8-11. It is designed for photographers who have long had an interest in printing their photos, but who haven’t done much, if any, printing at all. In this workshop, we’ll talk about choosing a printer, the strengths and weaknesses of the different models on the market today, and how to think about printing without breaking the bank. We’ll give you plenty of opportunity to test the different printers on hand, and work with a wide range of paper types. And, if the idea of buying a photo printer intimidates you, we’ll also talk about using online services to print your work, and how to get the most out of them.
The second workshop, Intermediate Printing, will be held from February 15-18. It is aimed at photographers who might have a photo printer or some limited printing experience, but want to deepen their knowledge of editing for the print. This will be perfect for those who want help in building a better print workflow, and are looking to expand their knowledge of print media. As is the case with the entry-level workshop, you’ll have lab time to test the different printers in the studio, and work with different paper types.
Regardless of your printing (or editing) level, our goal is to inspire you to add the print to your photographic repertoire. And, with the small class size, you’ll be guaranteed to get plenty of hands-on instruction from me and Rick, as well as lots of time with the group to chat about printing and pore over each other’s prints during the process.
All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 60 days prior to the first day of the workshop. If you cancel anywhere from 59 to 30 days prior to the workshop, we will make every effort to find a replacement. If we can fill your spot, 90% of your workshop fee will be refunded; if we cannot find a replacement, we will refund 50% of your workshop fee. Any cancellation within 30 days is non-refundable.