Realize your artistic vision in mastering the secrets of creating digital fine prints.

Date: Sep 9-15, 2018
Levels: Advanced
Workshop Fee:  $1250
Class Size: 12

Image Credit: Jim Nickelson

In this course, students will learn a workflow for creating fine digital prints. The workflow includes digital capture, establishing an artistic intent, digital processing in Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom, printing on an inkjet printer, and handling the finished print. Digital processing and printing topics include maximizing image quality at capture, color management, sharpening and noise reduction, black & white printing, proofing, matching screen and print, and making local and global edits to color and tonality.

Throughout the course, we will work through images as a class by making a print, evaluating the print, making modifications, and ultimately producing a final print.

We also discuss the qualities and characteristics of a fine print, the many options for inks and papers available to today’s printers, and how best to produce a print to realize an artistic vision, including choosing the best paper for a particular project.

Students will also have ample opportunity to shoot in the field and to apply all of the techniques learned on their own images. 

Past student work: Alex Grissom, Deedie Steele, Kick Tranfaglia, Tom Lascell

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Instructor: Jim Nickelson

Jim Nickelson is a photographer whose work inquires into the ways that we as a species grapple with the unknown and our relationship to the Universe, particularly as those inquiries delve into the realms of science and the cosmos. This inquiry is the underpinning for all of his photography, whether it is based on how we seek to explain our role in the Universe via story or myth, how we seek out natural rhythms and cycles, how we seek to impose order on what we experience, or how we seek to understand the workings of the Universe itself.