Fine Art Printing Photoshop-CS Masterclass

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Fine Art Printing Photoshop-CS Masterclass


Image Interpretation & Printing Techniques

2019, May 27 - 01

Price: £1,695
Deposit: £448

6-Day Photographic Mentoring Workshop
Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands



This workshop will cover the technical workflow aspects of printing from Screen calibration, proofing to print evaluation.

As part of printing your work, we will cover the same lessons taught in my Digital Darkroom' workshop, because good prints are made from good edits. And good edits can only be verified by printing.

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"good prints are made from good edits. And good edits can only be verified by printing."

To make great prints, you first need to know how to edit your work to bring out the tonal relationships within it. So this workshop starts off by teaching you the same principles as taught in my 'Digital Darkroom' workshop.  

Once we realise that editing is a vital stage of the printing process, we will then move on to using prints to evaluate our edits. I will also show you how to optimise your work for print by using soft-proofing methods and other colour management principles.

During our time we will learn about:

Colour management principles

• Screen calibration & profiling
• Verifying screen calibration using target files
• The importance of daylight viewing booths
• Document profiles & colour spaces 

Digital Darkroom editing techniques

• Understand tonal relationships in the work
• Understanding luminosity values
• Using contrast masks
• Using luminosity masks
• Sharpening for print

Print Evaluation

• Working towards the final print
• Daily critique sessions

As some light relief from our time in the classroom, during the evenings we will have the opportunity to shoot the surrounding Wester Ross Scottish highland landscape.

Informal group setting


Bruce likes to run his photography-workshops in a friendly, intimate group setting. This trip has a maximum group size of six.

Unlike a lot of workshops with up to 12 or 16 people on them, running with a smaller number allows everyone to have space in which to photograph. It also means more quality time for Bruce with each participant.

Required Fitness Level

Easy Grading

This is a classroom envionment only. There will be plenty of lively discussions and editing sessions which can be quite brain intensive, but fun also. Otherwise there are no physical demands fo this course.

What's included

• Transportation from/to Inverness
• 5-nights dinner, bed & breakfast
• Lunch
• Printer & printer paper
• 4 days tuition in studio environment
• Tonal Relationships e-Book
• Fast-Track to Photoshop e-Book

Please bring along....

• A laptop with Photoshop CS* Installed
• Your own mouse and keyboard if you prefer
• 20 to 30 images to edit. Please bring RAW files and also any edited Photoshop edits of the RAW files.

* Photoshop CC and some older versions are also acceptable for the workshop.

Photoshop CS* Experience Required

You must bring along your own laptop with Photoshop CS* installed and fully working.

This workshop has a focus on image interpretation techniques in the digital darkroom. It is expected that you are reasonably familiar (but not an expert) of Photoshop CS*. Having some knowledge of Layers / Curves and Masks would be helpful. Photoshop Elements and Lightroom are not suitable for this course.

Please Note: The focus of this workshop is to teach you image interpretation skills to realise the best prints possible. The focus is not on teaching you Photoshop CS*, although you may pick up some new skills while on the course.

* Photoshop CC and some older versions are also acceptable for the workshop.

Payment Terms

Initial Depost of £448 Required to secure your booking.

Cancellation Policy

The deposit should be regarded as non-refundable, as we have to pay a deposit to our 3rd party suppliers (hotels, studio spaces, tour operators, guides, etc.) in advance to guarantee the services we have booked on your behalf. In the event of a cancellation initiated by you, should there be any costs that are refundable, we will do our utmost to make a refund to you. All cancellations incur a £250 administrative fee (deducted from any refund) for covering the resources involved in the refilling process.

Final Balance

The final balance is due 3 months prior to trip departure.

Your space is only secured if payment is made on time. We reserve the right to cancel your space if we cannot get in touch with you or your final payment is past due.

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