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Printing Masterclass by Light & Land Ltd

Dorset Coast, by Andy Farrer

Printing is the pinnacle of the photographic process. The final, and many people believe, most satisfying step, but one that is so often missing in our Insta-book world. If you want to start printing at home, have been struggling with printing or want to prepare images for a commercial printer, then this workshop is for you.

During this two-day workshop you will learn about the full printing process from two experienced and enthusiastic printers, Andy and Adrian. You will learn how to setup your computer, colour management, interpret, edit and prepare your images and finally printing them on a range of papers and finishes. Based at the commercial Fine Art Ink printers in Swanage,

Printing is the pinnacle of the photographic process. The final, and many people believe, most satisfying step, but one that is so often missing in our Insta-book world. If you want to start printing at home, have been struggling with printing or want to prepare images for a commercial printer, then this workshop is for you.

During this two-day workshop you will learn about the full printing process from two experienced and enthusiastic printers, Andy and Adrian. You will learn how to setup your computer, colour management, interpret, edit and prepare your images and finally printing them on a range of papers and finishes. Based at the commercial Fine Art Ink printers in Swanage, you will have access to a brand new large format printer and a range of specialist art papers. We will also take advantage of the location to take some images to use during the workshop.

Agenda:

Setting up your computer for printing

Colour Management & calibration

Preparing images for printing using a range of tools

Paper selection

Soft-proofing

Printing on a range of papers

Print finishing options including laminating, framing, canvas and aluminium

Several dawn/dusk photo opportunities during the workshop at a number of world class locations

Who Should Attend and what to bring:

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to start printing at home, have been struggling with printing or want to prepare images for a commercial printer. You should have some prior experience with editing tools such as Lightroom or Photoshop.

You will need to bring:

Your computer (PC or Mac – sorry no iPad’s!)

You will need Lightroom and/or Photoshop

Some images to work with but we also plan to do dawn and dusk photo shoots.

Don’t forget your camera gear!

Andy Farrer won Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2015 and has been a photographer for most of his career. For Andy, the capture of his images is the start of a journey where the processing is as important and enjoyable as the capture itself. Andy has always been very connected to the print aspect of photography, since seeing his first black & white print emerge in the developer in a camera club darkroom. Currently enjoying a 100% digital workflow, from capture to print, he still finds it as rewarding and even more consistent than his wet darkroom days. Andy now has a professional print studio near his home, which will be our base for this workshop.

Adrian Beasley has taught C&G Photography, Black & White developing & printing, Photoshop and Lightroom workshops for over 15 years and has been involved with computers since school. He spent his early years working and teaching darkroom techniques, progressing to his own large format digital printing system at the turn of the century! He has a very engaging and relaxed teaching style ☺. Adrian is an ACE (Adobe Certified Expert).

The group will meet at 9.30 at the Fine Art Print facility in Swanage.