Focusing exclusively on fine-art digital printing, Stephen explores the possibilities of printmaking using Epson inkjet printers. Concentrating on printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers, students learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during printing demonstrations in the digital lab. Stephen covers workflow issues, color management, correcting colorcasts, adjustment layers, custom profile generation, editing, and inspection, as well as paper visual qualities and the challenges and advantages of printing.
There being no magic bullet to making good prints, this workshop explores old fashioned testing, careful color judgments, and interactive selection of the best print possible. Discussions on aesthetics in the digital age raise questions, such as what makes for a beautiful print? Do the new possibilities enhance our notion of what photography can be? Are we merely trying to imitate traditional photographic processes?
This workshop expands exploration of photography's evolution into a digitally based medium, demonstrating the technology and discussing the implications and opportunities of this dramatic change as it relates to prints.
Students concentrate on digital photography's use as a fine-art tool using Macintosh computers, Adobe's Photoshop, and profiling software.
"The class went beyond my expectations. Steve Johnson is a master of the craft and an excellent teacher who pushed me to the next level in my understanding of the digital print."
- Paul Griffin, Singapore
"Steve challenged me to rethink my use of color, which allowed me to grow artistically."