Photography Course Details
Duration: Half Day, 10am – 2pm
Location: Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Date: This is a 1-2-1 course, book a date that suits you.
No. Participants: Up to two people can attend this course at no additional cost.
Learn to print your digital photos to a professional standard with ease
Learning to match what you are seeing on your computer screen with what comes out of the printer is a bit of an art, you need to take into account monitor calibration, printer colour profiles, paper types and a whole host of other factors that will determine your final print quality.
Ran by professional photographer Paul David Smith this workshop is designed to demystify this process and ensure that you have the skills to print your photos so they look just as good when your holding them in your hands as they did on the computer screen after you have edited them.
Paul loves printing and it amazes him that so many photographers don’t print their images. He’s been printing his own images to sell online and through his gallery in Newquay for many years now and having worked closely with a host of major printing companies, he’d like to think there isn’t much about printing he doesn’t know these days.
Until you’ve printed the same photograph on 5 different types of paper you just don’t appreciate how much of an impact this choice has on your images. Paul will share with you exactly how he goes about printing on different types of fine art and photo papers to bring his images to life.
We’ll ask you to bring some of your favourite images to print on the day so you’ll walk away with some lasting mementos along with the course notes for future reference. We’re based overlooking some of Newquay’s most beautiful beaches so if you can’t decide which photos to bring, just bring along your camera and we’ll head out and take some. This will also allow us to cover the best camera settings to consider when printing.
You are also welcome to bring along a friend or family member with you as up to 2 people can attend this course at no additional cost.
Things You Will Learn On This Workshop:
– How to calibrate your monitor for colour accuracy.
– How to use ICC printer colour profiles and the difference between generic and custom profiles.
– How to choose the right paper for your photograph and the differences between paper types.
– What custom profiling charts are and working with paper manufacturers.
– The best settings for printing from Photoshop, Lightroom and Canon Photo Professional software.
– The best printers to buy and the brands we use for paper, ink and consumables. Learn from our mistakes!
This is a beginners course and as such, no skills are required to attend. Please do bring with you your camera and lenses along with a memory card containing some of your favourite images.
Up to 2 people can attend this course at no additional cost. Group bookings of more than 2 people can be arranged, please get in touch.
I get a lot of requests for help with camera equipment recommendations, almost daily in fact and offer a Personalised Photography Equipment Recommendation service which you can find by clicking here.
Recommending a camera and the best lenses to buy really has lots of different factors involved in it which need to be investigated first such as what the equipment will be most used for, budgets, your expectations on image quality, your current level and aspirations, etc. Hence the above service so we can really drill down into finding you the best equipment.
Alternatively, some people attend my courses and borrow a camera from me for the day to do so, we can then incorporate this recommendation as part of the course at no extra cost. The benefit of doing it this way is that I have a lot of cameras and lenses you can try and see the difference between prior to purchasing anything. The downside is your not learning on your own equipment of course, so there are pluses and minuses to doing it both ways, it depends on what you think works best for you.
Paul is DBS checked and is happy to share a copy of his DBS certificate with any client, no matter whether they are a business, charity, organisation or individual.