Produce high-quality, archival, digital fine art prints working with a master in the field.

The Digital Fine Print encompasses workflow from image capture through final printing, empowering participants with the knowledge to produce high-quality, digital, archival, exhibition quality fine art prints.

The first three days introduce a workflow through Lightroom and Photoshop and focus on the skills necessary to produce excellent prints on a consistent basis. The class covers Lightroom Library, Develop and Print Modules; Adobe camera raw, luminosity control; Photoshop overall, broad and local controls, noise reduction and sharpening, evaluation, printers and papers, color management, and display. Special emphasis is placed on George’s Optipix software.

The last two days are spent printing B&W and Color images in the lab with different brands and textures of paper. Emphasis and technique will be placed on good detail in the highlights and shadows, and good separation in the  
midtone values.

Prerequisite: An understanding of camera functions in manual mode and basic computer editing skills are required.



George De Wolfe

George DeWolfe has been a photographer since 1964 and holds an MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied with Ansel Adams and Minor White in the 1970s, and studied Perception with Dr. Richard Zakia.

He taught Zone System and Perception at The New England School of Photography, The University of Idaho, and Colorado Mountain College. He initiated the Appalachian Mountain Club Photography Workshop and teaches numerous workshops and seminars throughout the country. For many years a contract photographer, his clients included APC, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Teledyne Water-Pik, United Bank, Yamaha, J.C. Penny, and Sears.

George has published widely, most notably, At Home In The Wild, on New Hampshire's White Mountains, edited by David Brower, and has contributed to dozens of others including The New Zone System Manual, Zone Systemizer, Perception and Photography, Visual Concepts for Photographers, The Dictionary of Photography, and Creative Digital Printmaking. His two recent books, George DeWolfe's Digital Fine Print Workshop (2006) and B&W Printing (2009) have received wide acclaim as have his two Adobe Photoshop plug-ins, Optipix and PercepTool.

He has shown forty one-man and numerous group exhibitions and is in several permanent collections. He teaches The Digital Fine Print Workshop, Master Print, and Contemplative Photography throughout the United States.

In 2006 George awarded the award for Artistic Excellence from the National Park Service.

George's passions are teaching visual and digital photography skills and photographing the mysteries of the world. He combines the structure of ancient Chinese landscape painting with the structure of Western landscape genres to achieve his mysterious style. And when he has the time, he plays the bluegrass 5-string banjo.


©George DeWolfe

Course Dates

Jun 5 to Jun 11



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