Realize your artistic vision in mastering the secrets of creating digital fine prints.
There are no available registration dates at this time.
In this course, students learn a workflow for creating fine digital prints. The workflow includes digital capture, 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.
You will also discuss the qualities and characteristics of a fine print, many of the plethora of 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. As the week progresses, we will focus on assessing prints, judging how best to improve them, and then demonstrating how to make those improvements.
Particular consideration is given to making large prints. Students have the opportunity to examine the challenges of printing on a large scale and to learn a wide range of techniques for maximizing overall print quality and for creating and handling large prints.
Students will work with Epson printers and will be printing primarily with Epson, Canson, and Hahnemuhle papers. We will also discuss printing on non-traditional substrates such as rice papers. Additional papers may be purchased from the Digital Service Department on campus.
All image credit ©Jim Nickelson
Past student work: Charles Leverett, Penny Linn, Edward McCranie, Sherwood Samet
Winter/Spring Session: Lodging and meal package available for $525. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $150. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.
Instructor: Jim Nickelson
Jim works full time as a fine art photographer, custom digital printer, and teacher. He is also the author of Fine Art Inkjet Printing published by Rocky Nook in 2017. Jim has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park and Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona. Jim has also exhibited widely, including in museums or galleries such as the Boston Athenaeum, Photo Resource Center at Boston University, Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), Camerawork Gallery (Portland, OR), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport, ME), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME), Michener Art Museum (Doyletown, PA), Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME), Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Soho Photo Gallery (NYC), University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), 555 Gallery (Boston, MA), Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), Preston Contemporary Art Center (Mesilla, NM), Spiva Center for the Arts (Joplin, MO), Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Kingman Gallery (Deer Isle, ME), Coconino Center for the Arts (Flagstaff, AZ), Gallery Photographica (San Francisco, CA), Carver Hill Gallery (Rockland, ME), and Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT).