Classes in this category cover the techniques and considerations of varying digital and analogue input methods for photographic print making. These classes explore advanced technical and creative controls of multiple input workflows required for photographic printing. Analysing input variances that affect the final image, critical evaluation and adjustments are essential in this initial stage of image production.

Classes in this category are suitable for the following styles of photography: Fashion & Editorial, Portrait & Beauty, Fine-Art & Film, Photojournalism & Documentary and Architectural & Landscape.

Classes / Input Methods

Classes / Input Methods

Classes / Input Methods

Classes / Input Methods

Creating Your Ideal Digital Darkroom

Class summary: Workshop demonstration and analysis of technical considerations and hardware configurations for tailoring a digital post-production workspace to your needs.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Identifying your printing and post-processing needs
  • Image quality considerations
  • Evaluating your display hardware
  • Deciding on the ideal software workflow for your photography
  • Tailoring software configurations for your photographic workflow

Applicable software: Photoshop; Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom.
Running time: 6h.

Classes / Input Methods

Analogue Input Considerations and Techniques

Class summary: Analysis and overview of hardware configurations and software considerations for tailoring film-scanning input hardware to your post-production needs.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Scanners for film photographers: Drum Scanners vs CCD Scanners
  • The advantages and disadvantages of drum scanning
  • The wet mounting process for drum scanning
  • Input tonal depth when scanning film: 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit float
  • Ideal optical resolution for film scanning
  • Input stage image interpolation

Applicable software: Photoshop; Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom.
Running time: 6h.

Classes / Input Methods

Film Scanning Techniques and Principles

Class summary: Walkthrough and analysis of analogue film-scanning techniques and hardware configurations for both colour and black & white digital post-production.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Film scanning techniques: 35mm and 120/220 principles
  • Comparing film formats and resolution
  • Scanner resolution considerations
  • Determining your ideal B&W negative scanning workflow

Applicable software: Photoshop; Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom
Running time: 4h.