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Online: The Printed Vision- Subtle Smoothness of Matte

April 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm


Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.
About The Printed Vision Series
The printed image shows our successes and our faults at a much higher level of detail than the digital image. To become better photographers, it helps to understand this by creating the printed image as a final product, which is the purpose behind the Printed Vision Series.
Each Printed Vision topic will meet for two sessions. In the first session, we will discuss the topic and elaborate on editing with examples. This will include discussion of exposure, dynamic range and color, but also deeper points, such as noise reduction, image sharpening and grain. In between sessions 1 and 2, attendees will independently process 1-2 images and submit them to the instructor for printing. We will print one of the two images leading into the second session and discuss some of the challenges we face in printing them.
You do not need to produce a new image for this class and can go into your archives to print, but you are welcome to go out into the field and create something new based on the topic!

This Month’s Printed Vision Session: The Subtle Smoothness of Matte
To someone that doesn’t print, there are two types of paper–Matte and Glossy. Often, people refer to Matte as the “less shiny” surface. In reality, there are so many variations to Matte paper, a surface that has no glare, sheen, and little reflectivity. But within this paper surface is a thing of beauty, a subtle smoothness that, when edited properly, can create an almost three-dimensional quality.
We will have an instructional online presentation on March 25th from 7-8pm and will reconvene for our Printed Image Review on April 8th from 7-9pm. You will have that time period in between to photograph and/or edit your images. In the end, you will receive a 13×19″ print on fine art paper. In the class, we will be using a variety of paper options, including Moab, Hahnemuhle, and Canson Fine Art papers. (Please note: The cost of a 12×18 or 13×19 print on fine art paper is $35-$40; the cost of this class includes the cost of that print!)

Receiving Your Print
After the class, your print can either be mailed to you or picked up at one of our Hunt’s Photo store locations.

Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 24 hours prior to the class time with that same information.

“You Are Being Recorded” (And Other Note Related Items)
We will be recording this class! The video will be available for download about 24-hours after the class for all attendees, so don’t worry about taking unending notes. We will send this link attendees to download and rewatch at any time.

Register here
*Please note: We have been experiencing issues with registration on the Safari web browser, so you may want to consider using an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox. To register, you will need to disable pop-up blockers. If you are unsure, you can watch this short video or go to this website to learn how to disable pop-up blockers.

Please read Hunt’s Terms & Conditions before signing up.


April 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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