If you are new or relatively inexperienced to using a color managed digital imaging workflow, this workshop may appeal to you. Do you struggle with getting the image on your monitor match the prints that you make? If so this workshop will help you investigate the important procedures required to go from capture to print. Participants will receive hands-on and practical instruction necessary for setting-up and utilizing a color-managed workflow which is integral to managing files from capture to final output. Hands-on experiences with personal files using the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Participants will walk away with a broad and extensive knowledge of contemporary practices for workflow and required steps to achieve greater control of practices leading to desired outcomes.
Participants will Learn
What a color-managed workflow is and why it is important?
How to get a print to match what is observed on the monitor.
What hardware and software tools are required to manage digital color.
How to create and use color profiles.
The language of color management and associated terminology.
How to create full tone color and/or black and white prints from digital files.
How to choose the proper substrates for your artistic vision.
How to choose the correct digital printing technology for your budget ad artwork.
Controls/Techniques utilized in every step of the process for complete control of your workflow.
A complete experience with a wide variety of hardware tools, cameras, spectrophotometers, printers, scanners, substrates, etc.
Techniques for finishing your prints for proper display.
General overview of Color Management
Defining color various spaces … capture to output, a comparison.
Using and recording accurate color, color checkers, camera raw, etc.
Monitor calibration and profiling
Scanning and color
Color settings in Photoshop & Lightroom
Printer profiles, generic and custom. Where do they live?
Profiling tools for custom printer profiles
Custom printer profiles
File Formats & Archiving Techniques
Inkjet Paper Discussion
Alternative printing media
Preparing images for print
Black point, white point
Test print, evaluating your image
Optimize image for print, plug-ins.
Printer Maintenance (Nozzle checks, Platen gap)
Creating work in editions & Archival Qualities
Questions and further study
Who Should Attend
Educators, Photographers, and others who want – or need to – learn how to manage color images from the stage of initial capture to output.
Special Program Features
Participants should bring their own digital images, slides, negatives, or other relevant document enabling a richer experience in the making of inkjet prints on a variety of printers and papers, up to 44″ wide.
Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer, educator and book artist from Rochester, New York. Eric is currently a Lecturer for the Arts & Imaging Studies Department in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and also teaches in the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Mercer County Community College where he was also the coordinator of the photography program. He has nationally taught workshops, lectured on digital printing. Eric holds his MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He currently owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists.