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

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NOTE: This Course will be held in an Online Format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets M-F 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm ET

In this online 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.

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. 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.

Because of the remote nature of the class, students should have their own computer, printer, paper, and ink in order to receive the full benefit of the class.

All above images:  ©Jim Nickelson

Past student work: Charles Leverett, Penny Linn, Edward McCranie, Sherwood Samet

 

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Instructor: Jim Nickelson

Based in Camden, Maine, Jim works as a fine art photographer, custom digital printer (as Nickelson Editions), bookmaker, and teacher. Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic career path of NASA engineer and corporate attorney (with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Univ. of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School).

Jim has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park, Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, the Baer Art Center in Iceland, and the book arts studio at Maine Media Workshops + College. Jim has exhibited widely, and his work resides in museum, corporate, university, public, and private collections across the United States and Canada.