Virtual Fine Art Printing Workshop

£100

Total cost: £450, including 50-page booklet, extensive bundle of printed references and resources and fine art papers sent by post in advance. Group of 8.

Fine art printing online masterclass with Rachael Talibart and Adrian Beasley.

Day 1: Group Training Day – 10:00 to 17:00 (6-hrs in 3 sessions with breaks).

1-2-1 sessions – 2x 1-hr sessions arranged between the first and last day.

Last day – Group Follow-up session –15:00 to 17:00 (UK).

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Description

Printing is the final stage of the photographic process and, for many, this becomes the most enjoyable part of photography. Some believe that a picture hasn’t achieved its full potential until it is combined with a carefully selected art paper and expert printing. The weight and three-dimensional qualities come together and allow the image to sing. A print commands attention in a way that is totally different from a screen.

However, printing is not simply the act of pressing the print button. Just as there are techniques to learn to capture your image, there are processes to master for successful printing. If you have bought a professional printer and want to learn to print successfully, this workshop will help you fully understand the processes and solve many common issues. Adrian and Rachael have been printing to professional standards for many years and bring their collective knowhow of post-processing and printing to these workshops. If you are struggling to get consistent results, we can use our experience to show you how to identify and fix your problems.

Traditionally, printing is taught face-to-face, as there are many visual and tactile elements that would be difficult to teach remotely. However, in this new age of pandemic and global audiences, we have re-built our popular print workshops for an on-line audience.

We have put together a unique master class that delivers the physical experience and examples directly to you. You will have a combination of group and 1-2-1 training with two accomplished artists, receive videos of the sessions and a professionally printed workbook. You will use your own equipment so that at the end of the class, everything will be set up for you to continue your journey. In this modern world, there are many ways to learn, but we believe there is no substitute for interactive training with questions and answers, sessions that are alive and buzzing with excitement.

How it works and what you receive:

Day 1 - Group Training Day – 10:00 to 17:00 (6-hrs in 3 sessions with breaks).

1-2-1 sessions – 2x 1-hr sessions arranged between the first and last day in the date range.

Last day - Group Follow-up session –15:00 to 17:00 (UK).

Group Training (8-hours)

We will start the workshop with a full day of group training (on the first day in the dates given). This is organised as three 2-hour sessions. You will receive a “media pack” containing physical examples of the various topics we will cover. You will be able to inspect and touch the samples and fully appreciate what is being discussed. These sessions allow you to ask questions and to be involved in the training in a way you simply cannot do when watching YouTube videos or recorded content.

After your 1-2-1 sessions (see below) we will conclude the workshop with a two-hour group session where you can share your work and experiences and also follow up with any questions.

One-to-One Training (2-hours)

After the initial group training, you will receive two 1-hour 1-2-1 sessions, one with Adrian and one with Rachael, scheduled to suit your availability over a 2-week period. These sessions will focus on your specific editing and printing needs and any issues you have with your setup. We will provide you with samples of various fine art papers for you to work with during this period.

Media Pack

We will send you a pack containing a range of examples that illustrate the topics covered in the initial group training sessions.

Sample Papers

We will send you a pack containing several sheets of various fine art papers for you to use, so that you can experience what each of them have to offer.

Workbook

You will receive a professionally printed workbook covering all the topics in detail

Video

After the workshop, you will receive a video of all the group training and your 1-2-1 training

What you need:

  • A computer with editing software (Photoshop or Lightroom are ideal, but others may be suitable. Please check with us before booking)
  • A suitable A3 or larger inkjet printer in good working order from Epson or Canon
  • We will use Zoom for the training. This is free for you to use but you need a suitable internet connection to take part in the zoom sessions. If you have never used zoom, please test it yourself or contact us to test your connection.
  • We also recommend that you invest in a daylight light source such as the GrafiLite 2 (approx £70) (we will send you a link on booking).

Before booking:

  • Make sure your printer is suitable for the workshop. Contact us if you are not sure
  • Perform a head check/clean on your printer to make sure there are no issues
  • Make sure you have ink! You don’t need ink for the initial group training day but you will need it after that
  • Make sure your internet is suitable for the zoom sessions (see above).

Testimonials:

"I thoroughly recommend this workshop. I used to dread printing. This workshop changed that, and I am now confident to print and excited to be able to produce excellent physical copies of my work.
The workshop takes you through the printing process in a straightforward manner and explains all the variables that affect the results. However, the workshop really excels in solving problems experienced when you try to put this guidance into practice with your own software and printer. Every member of the workshop had some difficulties and the ability to sort these out in 1-2-1 sessions was brilliant.
Before the course, you receive a pack of example prints, papers for your use and a professionally printed book. The examples and the book were excellent and will be tucked into my bookshelf for future reference. I was able to read the booklet in advance and make notes on it during the presentation. In addition, I have recordings of all the zoom sessions to use for reference. The workshop had a very friendly atmosphere and I think we all enjoyed the zoom sessions.
I hesitated to book this workshop because of the cost, but it represents excellent value for money. You will not regret your investment.” Judy Ford

"As someone new to printing my images, I found this workshop invaluable and enjoyable. Thanks to the clear, step-by-step guidance and the package of materials sent to us in advance, I was able to feel confident about the technical aspects of printing and to look at and try various papers. It was great to do this all on my own equipment with issues resolved in the 1:1s with Adrian and Rachael.  The chance to discuss and experiment with papers to suit my own photographic style and subject matter was brilliant. Adrian and Rachael’s knowledge, enthusiasm and great communication skills made this one of the most informative and inspiring workshops I’ve done.  I am now obsessed with the joys of printing!" Dee Sullivan

"Thank you for an extremely well run, informative and thought provoking workshop. Your professionalism, expert technical and imagery knowledge made for an enlightening photography experience . I can say from this experience, virtual workshops do work. The combination of video recorded group & 1-2-1 training, a professionally printed workbook, all to refer back to over future months, along with a selection of art papers to try out during the duration of the 2 week workshop was money well spent on my part." John Wickham

To secure your place on either workshop, we take an £100 deposit payable via PayPal now (no PayPal account needed). Please select the relevant dates from the dropdown menu above and click the 'add to basket' link. Four weeks before the workshop, we require the balance which is payable via Bank Transfer. You will receive instructions by email. Once we have received your balance payment, we will post your resources to you.