Realize your artistic vision in mastering the secrets of creating digital fine prints.
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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.
All image credit ©Jim Nickelson
Past student work: Charles Leverett, Penny Linn, Edward McCranie, Sherwood Samet
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).