Capture to Print and What’s In-Between

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform. 
Class meets 10am-5pm ET

Every photographer has been there, the image looks great on the computer screen, and somehow, the print doesn’t match our expectations. For some, that means turning on the printer, making a single print, and then immediately shutting it back down, or worse, never attempting the initial print. However, achieving quality prints isn’t as difficult as some believe, but there are specific steps to understand and follow. The act of printing begins long before the “print” button is selected; it starts with the initial capture, requires purposely processing, quality materials, and proper settings.

Image Credit: Zach Nolte

I designed this workshop to gain an understanding of the entire printing process, from capture to print. Whether creating your own prints or outsourcing, you’ll learn how the decisions made during capture and editing impact the final output and understand how colors are handled as they move from capture, working, and finally output; in other words, camera, computer, and print.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Color Management
  • Camera Setup
  • Processing Images for Print
  • Soft Proofing
  • Printer Settings
  • Printing from Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Printer Profiles
  • Different Papers (substrates)

We will enjoy a fun and informative day.

Who Should Attend:

Introduction to Printing is for those interested in understanding the printing process and wish to have their prints match what they see on the computer screen. You do not need to own a printer, just the desire to learn about printing. Whether your goal is to learn about the process, print your images, or improve the prints you receive from outsourced options, this workshop is for you.

How to Prepare:

The most important way to prepare is to have questions and a desire to learn about printing. A printer is not required, but if you have one, even better. You should have a working knowledge of either Adobe Lightroom Classic or Adobe Photoshop and a few files available, enabling you to follow along. I suggest a mix of images that encompass both black and white and color—the more colorful, the better.

Workshop Times:

10AM ET to 5PM ET. Please note that the below hourly schedule is subject to change.

10-11:30 class
11:30-12:30 lunch
1:30-3:00 class
3:00-3:15 break
3:15-4:15 class
4:15-4:30 break
4:30-5:00 daily/class wrap up

Header Image Credit © Aidan Bliss

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Instructor: Joe Lavine

Joe Lavine is a photographer, educator, workshop instructor, and author focused on teaching and expression through imagery. As a professional photographer, Joe has spent roughly thirty years capturing the essence of food. These years of focusing on the details, which involved frequent experimentation and problem-solving, have made him an expert in understanding his subjects, digital imaging, and creative lighting techniques. Joe's clients include Coors, Betty Crocker, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Coleman Foods, Yoplait Yogurt, McDonald's, and Celestial Seasonings. Joe has taught lighting and digital imaging at multiple universities. During his time as the Manager of Educational Services at Profoto traveled across the US, giving lectures on lighting and the world of professional photography. He began teaching Photoshop version two in 1991 and Lightroom soon after its release in 2007. Joe is an Adobe Community Professional, Adobe Certified Expert, and Epson's Print Academy member. He is the author of multiple books on photography, including the 2019 release of Lighting for Photographers, An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography. Whether through teaching or writing, Joe's goal is to provide people the tools to achieve their goals in photography.