Drew Cornwall is a versatile photographic artist and fine art printer from Florida based in Camden, Maine. After freelancing in his hometown and contributing to publications such as Fort Lauderdale Magazine and being the Assistant Editor for Skimboard Magazine, he received a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he developed a portfolio that includes both commercial and fine art imagery. His work ranges from weddings and portraiture to urban and rural landscapes utilizing both digital and analog techniques. Over the past two years, a recently discovered passion for storytelling and printmaking has refined his practices from shoot to print. His latest projects have focused on both personal and cultural subject matters throughout eastern regions of the United States. Currently, he is the Manager and Lab Technician in the Digital Services Department at Maine Media Workshops + College, making large format prints for photographers involved with the workshops including the students, staff, and faculty.
Students who have made the leap into digital imaging may have learned the basics, but if you are striving to advance your skills in digital printmaking, this workshop is for you. Students are exposed to use and evaluate the latest Epson printers, ink, papers, and profiles. An integrated approach to using Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom will all be detailed and practiced. This intense 2-day workshop goes deep into fine-art printmaking and explains the tools needed to understand how it differs from making a basic print.
Through direct classroom demonstration, critiques, and lectures, students learn a variety of techniques and tools that will help improve and refine both their digital files and print output. Participants leave with finished prints and the knowledge needed to get the results they are looking for. Also, students leave with a vastly expanded set of possibilities for making images. Students will work with Epson P600 printers and will be printing with Epson Premium Luster paper, Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper, and Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta papers. Additional papers may be purchased from the Digital Service Department on campus.
What you need for this workshop:
Students will be required to bring a small body of digital work for this workshop. File size must be at least 1680x1200 for practical printing use. File formats of .jpg, .psd, or .tiff are required. This workshop will be in one of our digital labs outfitted with Macintosh computers. Knowledge of the Macintosh operating system is encouraged.
Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.