Classes in this category cover the craft and process of fine art photographic printing, from input through to correction, manipulation and preparation for final output. Dealing with both analogue and digital input and capture and contemporary inkjet output, the classes offer an advanced insight into the printmaking process, affording students a higher level of control over their final prints, resulting in an expertly finished photograph.

Students will develop a complex understanding of digital processes and applications for real world results, with an emphasis firmly on the production of physical outcomes and creating a tangible connection between both the analogue and the digital file, and the digital print.

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 / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Colour Consistency, Profiles and Intents

Class summary: Examination and walkthrough of colour uniformity principles, and translating it’s discrete technical properties to digital photographic print making.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Out of gamut colours
  • Accurate colour consistency via: rendering intents
  • Accurate colour consistency via: hardware colour calibration
  • Accurate colour consistency via: input profiling
  • Matching on screen images with printed output via soft proofing
  • Measure, assess and adjust input to output variance with closed-loop calibration

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

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Making the Fine Print: Output Profiles and Intent

Class summary: Workshop demonstration of technical considerations and hardware and software configurations for tailoring a digital photographic print making workflow.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Finding the printer most suitable for your output requirements
  • Evaluating and editing printer profiles
  • Building custom output profiles
  • Rendering intents compared
  • Selecting a suitable rendering intent

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

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Making the Fine Print: Pre-Print

Class summary: Workshop overview and demonstration of technical considerations and hardware and software configurations for digital photographic print-preparation.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Preparing your digital files for print output
  • Soft proofing
  • Gamut warnings and what to do about them
  • Making necessary adjustments to ensure the best finished output

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

Classes / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Making the Fine Print: Final Setup

Class summary: Workshop overview and demonstration of technical considerations and hardware and software configurations for digital photographic print-preparation.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Print preparation
  • Final print setup
  • Setting finished printer properties
  • Printing with RIPs
  • Digital black and white printing using monochrome inks
  • Digital black and white printing using colour inks
  • Multiple black dilutions and one point text resolution
  • Ink compatibility and pigment settling
  • Converting to CMYK
  • CMYK Output

Applicable software: Photoshop; Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom.
Running time: 8h.

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Print Media Considerations

Class summary: Overview and analysis of photographic media qualities and variable factors for both digital colour and black and white fine-print making.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Which is better: sheets or rolls?
  • Print media: paper
  • Print media: surface texture
  • Output Sharpening
  • Print dialog: Capture One
  • Print dialog: Photoshop
  • Print dialog: Lightroom

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

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Evaluating Your Fine Prints

Class summary: Overview of critical principles and techniques for evaluating, displaying, storing and archiving your digital photographic fine-prints.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Print evaluation
  • Ambient environment
  • Print troubleshooting
  • Regarding print neutrality in digital black and white
  • Subjectivity and print neutrality
  • Printer tints and split tones
  • Storage and handling
  • Print permanence

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

Classes / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Classes / Output Methods

Making the Fine Print: the Art of Digital Black & White Printing

Class summary: Workshop demonstration of technical considerations and hardware and software configurations for digital black & white photographic fine-print making.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Finding the printer most suitable for your output requirements
  • Digital black and white printing using monochrome inks
  • Digital black and white printing using colour inks
  • Multiple black dilutions and one point text resolution
  • Ink compatibility and pigment settling
  • Regarding print neutrality in digital black and white
  • Subjectivity and print neutrality

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

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Making the Fine Print: the Craft of Digital Black & White Printing

Class summary: Workshop demonstration of technical considerations and hardware and software configurations for digital black & white photographic fine-print making.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Printer tints and split tones
  • Which is better: sheets or rolls?
  • Print media: paper
  • Print media: surface texture
  • Output Sharpening
  • Print dialog: Capture One
  • Print dialog: Photoshop
  • Print dialog: Lightroom

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