Barry Haynes Photography
Digital Printmaking for Photographers:
Over the last 20 years, I've taught variations of this workshop at the International Center of Photography NY, Palm Beach Photo Workshops FL, Santa Fe Photo Workshops NM, Anderson Ranch CO and at many other locations including my home studios in Oregon and now Gibsons, BC. I don't travel and teach as much these days because the focus of my life, family and Photography is now in beautiful British Columbia. "Spirit of Place" gallery is now an outlet for my images. Photographers enjoy coming here to get away from their normal life distractions and spend time focused on photography and printmaking.
This course is focused on using Digital Cameras, Photoshop and Printers to create high quality digital prints. We will study and experience the entire process of:
1. Optimal digital capture of RAW format files using your digital cameras at locations on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC.
Having my own gallery has forced me to streamline the process of editing, correcting and producing images. You'll see what I've learned about how to speed up the process of printing multiple copies of an image in different sizes. Printing on different papers and also on Canvas will also be covered. We can go to the gallery and also see how prints are correctly framed, or stretched when on Canvas.
Where We've Come From with Digital Imaging
After getting a BA in Computer Science, writing software for Apple for 10 years and now using and teaching Photoshop for 20 years, I've learned how to focus on what is important within this digital world. Part of this experience is also learning what to ignore and not waste your time and/or money on. My focus is on capturing quality images and using Lightroom and Photoshop to create amazing prints.
When digital cameras first came out, and before Photoshop was even a shipping product, I had Photoshop at Apple and I used the first digital cameras, scanners and printers for Apple's advanced technology projects. In those early days, computers were slow, digital cameras expensive with poor quality, and digital printers were not up to snuff. I've lived through their evolution and experienced the progress. In the early years, everyone waited for the next version and the next improvement because one really needed those newer versions and the improvements in technology. Even then there was lots of marketing noise in the digital world and each new version was always going to "Solve all your Problems".
Now we've come to the place where digital cameras, Photoshop and digital printers can do way more than film and traditional photography. Now we're at the point where the next version and the new toy often does more than you need. Do you really need that more expensive camera, that $30,000 digital back, a new printer or even the next version of Photoshop? I believe in spending what is needed to get the quality you want for the size images you are going to make. Many people who take my workshops spend way more than I do on cameras and equipment. They don't need a lot of it and they often don't know how to use their toys. I'll show you how to take great pictures and make amazing prints even if you don't have a $30,000 digital back. If you do have one, then we'll show you how to make even bigger more amazing prints.
What this Workshop Covers
This course goes through many printing examples where extensive Adjustment layers with layer masks are use to improve the color and impact of a print. We will be using Photoshop CS3 or CS4 and Bridge or Lightroom. Barry will project examples from his computer and calibrated projector. You will be learning how to use Barry's Color Correction Template actions to automate your learning of Photoshop workflow. Barry uses these same actions because they make color correction and masking within Photoshop faster and less tedious.
We will be using the Epson 2400, 7600 and 4000 printers which we have on site. In our studio we also have film scanners if you need them. These courses highlight using the Epson printers with Ultrachrome K3 inks and various profile editing techniques to get the best quality and to have the prints match your monitor. Differences in print dialog settings between the newer 28800, 4880, 7880 and 9880 series Epson printers and the 2200, 4000, 7600 and 9600 series will be covered. The workshop fee includes your letter size test prints and two 24" wide final 7600 prints per student. We also have Canvas available to print on.
Barry's "Winter Kayak in Gibsons", available at Spirit of Place Gallery
Whiskey Slough, Pender Harbour
Combining Two or More Captures or Scans to Improve Dynamic Range: Using layers and layer masks to seamlessly combine two different captures or scans of the same high-contrast original or two bracketed originals of the same scene. As and example of this, see the Ship Rock images below. One capture would be to get shadow detail and the other to get highlight detail. You'll learn how to align and color correcting this difficult yet exciting type of image with multiple linked adjustment layers. (Chapter 26)
Complex Color Correction and Retouching: Doing overall and final color correction and retouching of images that have serious saturation and color problems, using one or more good channel and the Channel Mixer to fix the others, using layer masks and adjustment layers to tweak color between several layers, retouching using blend modes to balance colors, sharpening, and final spotting. (Chapter 24, 25, 29)
What to Bring
You will bring your Portable computer, or desktop system if you are driving here, that already has Photoshop installed. During the workshop, we'll most efficiently set up your Photoshop, Bridge, Camera Raw and Lightroom, if you have it. For sorting and organizing your images you can use Bridge, which comes for free with Photoshop, or you can pay extra to get Lightroom.
You will need to bring your own images to work on during the course. We will help you figure out how to solve any problems you've been having with your print making so please bring any scans or raw captures that you've already made or files you have printed, as well as print samples. We can then look at and discuss any problems you may be having and improve your work during the class.
If you are bringing a PC portable, please bring your own monitor calibration hardware/software. I have Spyder monitor calibration sensors but only have Mac versions of their software. I have hardware/software to calibrate Mac monitors. Digital Cameras shooting Raw format seem to be most common for workshop students these days but we are also still quite comfortable with film. If you don't have your own quality scanner, we recommend you get scans of the images you want to work on before coming to class. Please bring these with you to class or bring unedited RAW files from your digital camera. You can do some scans here with our scanners but please also bring at lease 10 prescanned or RAW images to avoid having too much of your couse time spent scanning.
Give Us a Call
If you are interested in taking this workshop in either location, please call us at 604-886-2214 so we can discuss your particular interests and needs to be sure this class will meet them. We can then also fit you into a course with people who have similar interests where we can focus and get the most accomplished for each student. I'm sure we will all learn from each other in this type of course. I look forward to hearing from you.
Five-day workshops cost $995 (Canadian) if you pay 30 days in advance. Last minute registration within 29 days of a workshop is $1,195 for the 5-day. Five day workshops require at least 3 students, but anyone can pay extra for individual or small group instruction. These workshops can also be run at your desired times, provided you arrange for the minimum number of students or pay the equivalent fee for you or your small group. To sign up, call 604-886-2214 (or 1999) with credit card info or mail a check to: Barry Haynes, P.O. Box 1748, 547 Sargent Rd. Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0, Canada.
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