The Young Print Squad students will learn a workflow for creating digital prints. The course will begin with a refresher of digital capture, post-processing the image in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom and will move to printing on professional grade inkjet printers.

Topics covered will include:

  • Color management of computer displays
  • Various paper profiles
  • Soft proofing images
  • Sharpening for output
  • Hard proofing prints
  • Black and White printing
  • Matching print to screen
  • Global and localized adjustments to optimize the print

Classroom discussion will include paper profiles; different print surfaces i.e. Matte luster glossy and the effect the different surfaces have on the final print; Color spaces and color gamut.  Students’ will work with the Epson P600 printer, and print on 8x10 and 13x19 Epson Premium Luster paper and 8x10 and 13x19 Epson Hot Press Bright White paper and will be taught the difference between the media type and surface.

The students’ time will be split between classroom time working on prints and time to be out photographing in beautiful Mid-coast Maine.

Students are encouraged to bring a digital camera preferably a DSLR camera of at least 12MP for photographing in the field during the class photographic times

About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office. 

We recommend students have access to $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc. 

Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning. 

Tuition Note: includes room and board

Students may request a transcript be sent to their high school for possible credit.

Course Dates

Jul 16 to Jul 22



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