SA - The Digital Print Workshop with Les Walkling
THE DIGITAL PRINT WORKSHOP WITH LES WALKLING
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
TIME: 10:00AM TO 4:30PM
LOCATION: THE HACKNEY HOTEL & FUNCTION CENTRE, 95 HACKNEY RD, HACKNEY, SA, 5069
COST: MEMBERS $49, EMERGING $40, NON-MEMBERS $120, STUDENTS $35, COUNCIL MEMBERS $35.
INCLUSIONS: LUNCH, TEA & COFFEE INCLUDED
Dr Les Walking is coming to Adelaide thanks to our friends at Eizo, Epson and Graphic Art Supplies to deliver;
The Digital Print Workshop
This intermediate/advanced workshop concentrates on preparing and printing digital files to the highest level of perfection. Specialized printing processes, materials and techniques combine to significantly expand the range of the fine print and its creative tradition. The aim is to promote, demystify, and facilitate the efficient production of prints of exquisite quality. It also provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the latest printers, media and inksets. Specific topics included below.
We have strictly limited places for this event. MUST be booked by 5pm, 18th of September for catering. Book NOW to avoid disappointment.
10.00am Ink and Media
• Media selection and ink usage – economy vs. quality
• Commercial Papers: Resin coated & micro-ceramic media • Art Papers: Cotton rag & alpha cellulose papers
• Photography Papers: Baryta and non-Baryta papers
• Archival gamuts: Dye vs. pigment vs. chromogenic inksets • Late binding workflows and compressing colour gamuts
11.15am Morning Tea
11.30am Printing a Digital Print
• Levels – colour and density correction fundamentals • Printing through printer drivers vs RIPs
• Output sharpening techniques and strategies
• Re-sizing images and exponential scaling
• The application of creative sharpening
• BW printing, metamerism and ink inconstancy
1.45pm Crafting a Digital Print
• Re-defining spatial and luminosity relationships in the print • Mid tone contrast expansion – ‘blend if’ options
• Shadow and highlight bump-masking
• Luminosity remapping
• Toning, tinting and colorizing images
• Intensification and reduction – expanding print ‘presence’
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.15pm Managing a Digital Print Workflow
• Custom vs. generic printer profiles
• Rendering intents and gamut compression
• Monitor calibration: ISO12646
• Print Viewing/Lighting: ISO3664
• Soft proofing vs. hard proofing
• Matching screen to print advanced calibration
The workshop is conducted through a series of practical experiments investigating every aspect of the printing workflow. Together we select, prepare, print and evaluate images, while histories and theories of visual art contextualise creative practice and expand our aesthetic outcomes. There is also a workshop resource website with detailed course notes, videos, and test files.
Dr Les Walkling
Name: Dr Les Walkling
Title: Contemporary Artist and Master Print Maker
Web Address: www.leswalkling.com
Without doubt, Dr Les Walkling is Australia’s leading authority on fine art photography and digital image making. Les studied science and philosophy Monash University in the early 1970s and went on to study fine art photography; the resulting mind is not only creative, but can critically analyse the finer points of image making that most of us leave to the push of a button.
Les Walkling’s fine art photographs have been exhibited internationally and can be found private and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Centre for Creative Photography, Arizona, and more locally in The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The National Gallery of Victoria, and the Art Gallery of NSW.
Les Walkling has lectured in photography since the early 1980’s (he was a senior lecturer at RMIT up until 2011), but from 1993 onwards he has consulted on the subject of digital photography, preservation, archiving and colour managed workflows for a range of clients including state and federal government agencies. Les is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, the Institute’s highest honour.
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