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Online: The Printed Vision- Surface Tension- Printing on Textured Papers
August 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on August 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Presentation: Wednesday August 25th, 7-8pm • Online!
Printed Image Review: Tuesday August 31st, 7-9pm • You can either attend the image review at our Hunt’s Photo Melrose location or watch online!
Instructor: Paul Nelson
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: Printing on Textured Papers
Textured papers often get the raw deal in the grand scheme of printing. After all, they are matte papers–meaning they have no reflectivity– and those tend not to be as popular as the “shiny” gloss papers. But if you like Fine-Art Printing, Textured Matte papers create a very unique look to your print. Even the names of some of these papers–William Turner, Albrect Durer, German Etching– recall some of the past masters of fine art! These papers exude a 3-dimensionality through their texture and, given the proper image and effective processing, can create an amazing fine-art print.
In this session, we will spend our time looking at what sorts of images work best on textured papers, how to process images for the best results, and what different surfaces are available. We’ll also discuss color management through the process of editing and also look at best practices when working with monochrome. Our instructional online presentation will be held on August 25th from 7-8pm and we will reconvene for our Printed Image Review on September 1st from 7-8:30pm. You will have that time period in between to photograph and/or edit your images. In the end, you will receive an 8×10″ print on fine art textured paper. (Please note: The cost of a 8×10 print on fine art textured paper is $30; the cost of this class includes the cost of that print!)
The Printed Vision classes are an excellent opportunity to learn more about not only about printing, but also the processing of images at a much more focused level. Recommended for everyone: Beginners to Advanced Photographers. Come join us for a lot of fun!
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 48 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.
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