You can learn from two master digital print makers at the same time, fresh off their highly successful tour in the Epson Print Academy, in The Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop. It’s the chance of a lifetime.

The Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop with John Paul Caponigro and Mac Holbert (supported by Epson) returns in 2009 after four highly successful events. August 31 – September 4 and October 26 – 30 at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. Space is limited to 24 participants and made available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The event was so popular in 2008 and 2009 it sold out within days.

Visit thefineartofdigitalprinting.com to learn more and to sign up for the workshop or waiting list.

Schedule

Seminar style sessions are run morning, afternoon, and evening with breaks only for lunch and dinner.

Topics covered include …

Color Management
Proofing
Workflow
Raw Conversion
Noise Reduction
Sharpening
Media Choices
Print Presentation
One-On-One Reviews

And much, much more!

The workshop emphasizes hands on productivity. Late nights are spent in the lab producing work while Mac and JP conduct one-on-one review sessions.

Included with the workshop are John Paul’s workshop DVD (packed with exercises, reading, test files, and actions) and Mac and JPs handouts (a binder compiling the best of their years of relevant writings).

This workshop is right for those who want to master digital printmaking and take their digital imaging skills to the next level. This workshop has a strong photographic perspective but is applicable to all types of artists who want to reproduce their work in digital media. Intermediate skill levels with Photoshop are required. Lightroom is covered but not required.

Check out Mac’s website with free resources here.
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Check out Mac’s DVD here.
Check out my conversation with Mac here.
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Check out my free printing PDFs here.
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Scott Sheppard and I talk about prints, the fine art market, editions, pricing, licensing, and much, much, more in this informative interview.

Listen to the podcast here.

Find it on iTunes. Search for Inside Analog Photo Radio.

Find Inside Analog Radio online here.


Dan “Dano” Steinhardt, industry veteran, a driving force behind Epson shares his personal journey in and insights on photography on Scott Kelby’s blog Photoshop Insider.

“I travel a lot in my job. I also have the incredible honor to work with the some of the most well-known photographers on the planet. One of those legends is Jay Maisel who has become my new mentor. With all my business travel I took Jay’s advice, “Carry the camera because without it, it’s really tough to take pictures.” In the process I essentially returned to my roots of street photography versus the comfort and control of the studio”

“In the end it’s really not about exotic travel but about seeing the exotic that is all around us. In the past few years virtually all of my images have been captured, literally, between meetings.”

See the rest here.

Find out about the Epson Print Academy near you here.


Epson Ultrachrome HDR Ink offers the widest color gamut of any Epson inkset to date.

How much bigger than Epson UltraChrome K3 is it? Check the graph above.

Where is it wider than Canon’s and HP’s inks is it? Check the graph above.

Find out more about the new Epson printers here.

See the printers in action in my workshops.

Epson recently announced their new 7900 24″ and 9900 44″ printers and ink technologies Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink.

Find out more about the new Epson printers here.

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 28, 2008 – Representing a level of technology unprecedented in Epson’s history, Epson America today announced its next generation of professional ink jet printers – the 24-inch Epson Stylus® Pro 7900 and the 44-inch Epson Stylus Pro 9900. This Epson Stylus Pro series incorporates Epson’s latest achievements in photographic ink jet technology, including Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP™ print head with new Epson UltraChrome® HDR Ink technology, to deliver a higher level of print quality, increased performance with speeds almost twice as fast as previous models, and the widest color gamut ever from Epson Stylus Pro printers. Read more

Printing – Humidity

September 16, 2008 | Leave a Comment |


Extreme humidity can impact print quality. This is particularly true for but not exclusive to matte papers, which are more absorbent.

We printed for my Annual Exhibit in high humidity. The paper had absorbed a lot of moisture and so there was substantially more dot gain. The prints were coming out substantially darker and we were having trouble maintaining shadow detail. It’s made me want to store all of my paper in a climate controlled environment (using a dehumidifier or air conditioner). Or, climate control my entire studio. Rather than reprofiling for an atmospheric condition that changes unpredictably, we compensated with proofing. We lightened the files selectively before printing. With a little testing, we came up with standard adjustments that could be used on multiple images, with customized shadow masks for individual compositions. It pays to think about the impact of humidity on your printing. Control humidity when you can. Compensate for it when you can’t. You get better prints.

What do you do to compensate for excessive dot gain due to environment or overinking? Comment here.

Check out my Printing downloads here.

Check out my DVD The Art of Proofing here.

Find out about my The Fine Digital Print Workshop Series here.


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