Last year I reported on the Fine Art of Digital Printing Workshops with John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert on ImagingBuffet.com. This summer, the two are joining forces once again to conduct the “Fine Art of Digital Printing” workshop. The workshop will be offered on the East Coast and West Coast at the digital printing labs of Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Mass., July 20-25, and at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., Oct. 26-31.
I’ve learned so much from, and have been inspired over the last 10-15 years by the books, workshops, imagery and articles by John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert. They are both fantastic instructors, and I think that this is a great opportunity to learn about how to get images effectively and efficiently from digital camera capture or film, to the final printed page.
Here are a few quotes from John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert about the workshops: “Last year’s workshops were truly a success, providing attendees a unique opportunity to participate hands-on in an intimate setting,” said Caponigro, world-renowned digital artist. “We’re looking forward to expanding the reach of this year’s workshops to even more photographers at a conducive location on the East Coast.”
“Many elements impacted the overall success of last year’s workshops – the venue, technology, content, and the attendees themselves,” said Holbert, master printmaker and co-founder, Nash Editions. “Both the Brooks Institute and the Hallmark Institute provide ideal environments for photographers to expand their creative knowledge, helping us deliver a memorable and valuable experience for all attendees.”
This information from the press release describes the workshop pricing: “To ensure an intimate learning environment, the Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop is limited to 24 attendees. Valued at $1,995, this workshop is offered at an exclusive price of $1,495, thanks to the support provided by Epson. The fee includes all lab costs, complete access to the digital printing lab until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, unlimited use of ink and media, plus materials and postage to properly ship any prints made during the workshop. In addition, catered lunches will be provided each day to allow attendees to maximize the amount of time they have with the instructors and in the digital labs.”
Last year’s workshop at Brooks Institute of Photography in CA sold out just a few days after it was announced. For more information, or to register for either workshop, visit www.thefineartofdigitalprinting.com.
I was recently interviewed for a relatively new podcast called TWiP (This Week in Photography). The show is co-hosted by Scott Bourne and Alex Lindsay, both of whom have a long list of accomplishments. Their passion for photography comes through in every show, and their guests include pro photographers and industry professionals who truly understand photography and imaging. Most of the info covered in all the shows is in the text of the show notes, which I think is a good idea for people who like to read a recap after listening, or for those who just prefer to read the info. I also submitted links for the show notes to seven inkjet-related articles that appear on PDNonline.com and PDNGearGuide.com.
On Sunday, March 30, 2008 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM I’ll be teaching a full-day workshop entitled The Portfolio and Fine-Art InkJet Print Workshop at Adorama Camera, 42 West 18th Street in New York City. I’m very excited about this class because each participant will walk away with at least one print from a pigment-based inkjet printer (Canon, Epson or HP). From many past experiences, this has been one of the best ways I’ve found to help others learn about how to print their photographs or other artwork. A few spaces still remain as of today (March 14), and the registration deadline for the Workshop is March 23. A full description of the class with information on how to register can be found here. If you are interested in future workshops, you can periodically check my teaching and workshop schedule on this page, and for private consulting via phone or in-person, feel free to contact me using the form on this page, or via phone at 732-742-0123.
I just received the February issue of Studio Photography magazine and I’m very pleased to have contributed an article in the issue on tips for getting better black and white inkjet prints. The magazine covers a lot of interesting and important topics for professional photographers, and you can subscribe, or just view the issue (or past issues) on imaginginfo.com. There is an easy-to-navigate interactive version which I like a lot (click on the screen shot below to go directly to the interactive magazine). The article is on page 34-36 and it’s partially excerpted from my book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques.
I just came across this very good forum discussion on a site called getsatisfaction.com. As those who have upgraded to Apple’s Mac OS10.5 know, there is no longer a Printer Setup Utility. In the forum a few people explain where to find and manage your printers. There is also some good advice for setting up networked printers, as well as how to find IP addresses on Windows machines and networked printers. I had a difficult time finding my Dell 3100cn color laser’s IP address until I printed out the status sheet for the printer through the control panel. The printer’s IP address changes from time to time, so I sometimes need to delete and add my driver again. Saved settings such as resolution settings in the File>Print dialog of OSX stay the same though so it’s not a big deal when that happens. The IP setup info primarily pertains to printers attached via an Ethernet (not a USB) cable. You can find the forum with info on setting up network printing in Leopard here.