There is nothing quite as satisfying as holding one of your own prints made on a beautiful, heavy, art paper. Many photographers consider the print as the final, and most rewarding, step in the photography process but it is a step so often lacking in our modern world. Recently, there has been a resurgence in printing as photographers re-connect with the beauty of the physical form. However, printing your work to a professional standard takes a little more than pressing the print button!
This hands-on printing workshop will help you to understand the technical aspects of producing a high quality photographic print. We will delve into the essential details of your setup, colour management and developing techniques, then look at the many printing options before sending your images to the printer.
The workshop is split into two halves, in the morning we will be covering the theory and looking at lots of example materials to help de-mistify the process. In the afternoon, you will be editing and printing. We will have access to both Epson and Canon professional pigment printers and a range of glossy and matte papers from Fotospeed so that you can experiment with different approaches to editing and printing. You will be able to take home 3 A3 prints on paper of your choice.
This workshop is ideal for those who own a printer and have struggled to get good results, are looking to buy a printer or have had problems sending images out for print. The workshop is full of practical advice to help you to print with confidence at home.
By the end of the day you will have confidence in your system settings, understand the calibration steps and appreciate the benefits of different papers.
Adrian Beasley delivers printing and post processing training all over the UK for many of the UK's leading photographers and photo holiday companies. Adrian has been teaching photography, post processing and printing for 15 years and is an Adobe Certified Expert.
Adrian lives in Barnstaple so these workshops are offered at a significant discount.
Location & Facilities
We will be based upstairs in the lovely Pilton Arts building, next to the church at the top of Pilton Street (The Old School, Pilton, EX31 1QT). The group size is limited to 10 to ensure plenty of help and support.
Parking: There is limited parking on Pilton Street, however, full day parking is available either on Pilton Causeway (6 min walk) or Fairview (8 min walk).
Note: there are 3-flights of steps up to the workspace
Tea & coffee and a sandwich lunch are provided!
What to bring
1) Your own computer - Laptop or desktop (remember you need to get up/down the stairs)
2) Your favourite editor
3) Images to work on for printing
A high quality printed workbook is available to buy at a discount on the day for £10 (usually £20) if you don't want to write anything down.
Pilton Arts, Barnstaple, N.Devon
9am - 5pm: Includes sandwich lunch