Join Andrew Darlow on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 10am-5pm for a Color Management and Inkjet Printing w/ Photoshop and Lightroom Workshop at Alfa Art Gallery. (Limited to just 8 participants)
Andrew Darlow (right) with three participants at a recent printing workshop. SoLux lamps and bulbs with a range of color temperatures are shown in the photo, and will be used during this workshop to illuminate prints and to show the visual differences one may encounter when displaying art in galleries, homes and other locations.
In this full-day lecture-style workshop and print session, award-winning author, photographer and consultant Andrew Darlow will share many color management, Photoshop, Lightroom and inkjet printing tips and techniques while prepping and printing at least one fine-art inkjet print from your supplied digital file (photo, painting, etc.) using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.
Throughout the workshop, these and other topics will be covered:
• An overview of color management, including suggested color management hardware and software;
• How to produce, install and use custom printer profiles;
• Tips for selecting inkjet papers and canvas, and specific paper suggestions for your type of work;
• Demonstration of a step-by-step printing workflow using Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom (Mac OSX will be used, but Windows-specific information will also be discussed for those who use Windows XP or Windows Vista);
• Specific Photoshop tips and actions to help optimize print quality, including sharpening and upsizing tips (links to free actions will also be provided);
• How to make darkroom-quality black and white prints from color or black and white orignial files;
• Presentation materials will be discussed and demonstrated, including boxes, print sleeves, cases, etc.
13-inch-wide Epson Styus Color R2880 and 13-inch-wide HP Designjet Pro B9180 or Designjet Pro B8850 will be used during the workshop, and attendees may choose from a selection of fine art gloss, semi-gloss and matte papers on which to have their prints made, including:
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper; Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk; Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl; Inkpress Baryta Warmtone 290; Inkpress Rag Warmtone 300; Innova FibaPrint Satin High White 300; Moab Entrada Rag Bright White 300; Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300; and a selection of Red River Papers (all prints will be made on letter-size sheets).
Each attendee will also receive a binder with the class notes (and step-by-step workflow), at least 50 sheets of letter-size fine-art inkjet paper for testing, as well as a workshop binder and PDF with step-by-step workflow advice and many links to more information, products and articles.
1. When you register for the workshop, you may add a signed
11x14 poster print (pictured below) and a signed copy of Andrew Darlow's book, 301 Inkjet Tips and
Techniques for just $49. The book will be referred to during the lecture, but is not required.
Fee Per Person $179 ($159 plus $20 materials fee). Register above via credit card (a PayPal account is not required). See the section at the end of this page for an additional printing/consulting opportunity with Andrew Darlow following this full-day workshop.
This workshop is strictly limited to just 8 participants.
This lecture-style workshop is designed for photographers and other artists of all skill levels, but some experience using inkjet printers is recommended. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture is also recommended.
Comments from a recent attendee at a similar workshop with Andrew Darlow:
"Thanks Andrew! The workshop was fantastic. I think your teaching skills, as well as your knowledge, are truly remarkable. To compliment that, in a setting like Xact Studios, a workshop becomes an incredible event. I'd recommend the workshop to those who want to uplift their printing skills as well as their knowledge of Photoshop and color management."
-Ed Livernoche, Professional Photographer
Comments from two other recent workshop attendees:
"Our goal was to learn to print better than we currently could and our goals were more than met. Mary had little experience while I could print fairly well. Andrew's presentations were clear, concise and free of "jargon" that you sometime run into at workshops.
He answered all questions in a way that was clearly understood and made sure that you did understand. The hands-on portion was well done and we both came away with a knowledge that we would be able to greatly improve our printing ability. We highly recommend his programs!"
-Tom and Mary Keifer
About Andrew Darlow
Andrew Darlow is a photographer and consultant based in the New York City area. For over 15 years, he has consulted on the topics of digital photography, digital output, and color management. He has written and edited numerous articles and reviews on the topics of digital and fine art photography, color management, inkjet printing, and Photoshop techniques, and his work has been included in many photography publications, web sites, and books.
He has lectured and conducted seminars and workshops around the world at conferences and for photography organizations and schools, including the Arles Photo Festival, Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. His work has been widely exhibited and his prints are held in numerous private collections.
His book, "301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers," covers tips and techniques for prepping, printing and displaying prints made using inkjet printers. The book was recently chosen as the winner in the “Photography: Instructional/How-To” category of The National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Read Reviews on Amazon.com.
A multi-level parking lot is located across from Alfa Art Gallery on Church St. (Free all day Saturday). Another multi-level parking lot is located on Church St., just off of Nielson St (the road that runs in front of the New Brunswick Hyatt).
The Alfa Art Gallery is also located just a few blocks from the New Brunswick Train Station, a major transportation hub with frequent arrivals and departures by Amtrak and NJ Transit trains.
Andrew Darlow is also available for phone and in-person consuting starting at $150 per hour (travel fees may also apply).
For information about consulting and upcoming workshops by Andrew Darlow, visit the workshop page or call Andrew Darlow at 732-742-0123.
To learn more about and to download free excerpts from Andrew Darlow's book. "301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques," visit InkjetTips.com.
Payment is due in full prior to the workshop via this website's ordering system or via personal/company check. Contact Andrew Darlow at 732-742-0123 or via e-mail at "ad (at) andrewdarlow.com" for offline payment options.
A 50% refund is given for cancellations by attendees more than 48 hours before the workshop. No refunds are given if cancelled by attendees within 48 hours of the workshop.
Additional opportunity for Saturday evening 9/12
Following the workshop on Saturday 9/12 (from 6:15-7:30pm), a private printing session is available for one person (or 2 friends, a couple, etc.) for $169. During the session, you will work with Andrew Darlow to prepare and print up to two 13x19 prints, three 8.5x11 prints, or one 13x19 and two 8.5x11 prints on a range of fine-art papers. Contact Andrew Darlow at 732-742-0123 or via e-mail at "ad (at) andrewdarlow.com" to reserve this space.
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Andrew Darlow is a photographer, author and digital imaging consultant. He is the former Editorial Director of Digital Imaging Techniques Magazine, and the current editor of ImagingBuffet.com, an online imaging magazine. His photography and how-to articles on topics from marketing to fine-art printing have been featured in numerous magazines and websites, including Photo District News, PDN Gear Guide, Popular Photography, Rangefinder, and Studio Photography magazine. For more than 20 years he has taught thousands how to improve their photography, workflow and digital print output at conferences, industry events, and educational institutions, including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, WPPI Las Vegas, the Arles Photo Festival (Arles, France), Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. He regularly exhibits his work and his prints are held in many private collections.
His book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers, (Course Technology PTR), is a resource that covers many aspects of digital printmaking, and includes the imagery and advice of over 20 photographers and other artists. He also publishes the Inkjet & Imaging Tips Newsletter, available free to subscribers. http://www.imagingbuffet.com. He is also author of Pet Photography 101:Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat - http://www.PhotoPetTips.com.
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