Producing Better Prints With Zack Schnepf (Sold Out, Wait-list Available)
April 13 @ 12:30 pm - April 14 @ 1:30 pm$525
Contact Sean to be added to the wait-list HERE
As photographers, we tend to spend a lot of time learning the nuances of taking photographs and how to develop them. Zack and I feel that a physical print is still the ultimate way to experience an image. To get the best quality prints requires an additional base of knowledge and set of skills. In this two day class, we will show you the techniques we use to achieve prints that look great and reliably match the master image file as closely as possible. As with all aspects of photography, becoming a master printer could take a lifetime. But with the information and workflow ideas that we will share in this class, our goal is to take some of the mystery and anxiety out of printing, simplify the process and help you consistently create prints that you love.
Types Of Prints
Workflow and Processing Considerations
Lab Printing and Home Printing
Test Printing and Evaluation
We are fortunate to be able to collaborate with HD Aluminum Prints, a company that specializes in the highest quality dye sublimation aluminum printing available. In the class, we will cover how to get great print results from a variety of printers and print media. Then we will help you prepare one of your images for aluminum printing, which will be printed for you by HD Aluminum Prints. At the end of the class, you will have a 20×30 inch gloss finish aluminum print to take home. You will be also able to talk to HD Aluminum Prints owner and fellow photographer, Randy Hopfer, and take a tour of the facility to learn how aluminum dye sublimation prints are made.
Sean has been a full-time photographer for 15 years. He has extensive experience in printing for clients, commercial installations and art gallery exhibits.
Zack has been a full-time photographer for 15 years. In addition to commercial installations and gallery exhibits, Zack makes a living selling his fine art prints at art shows across the Northwest.
What You Bring:
Laptop with Lightroom and/or Photoshop (we will be teaching both)
A few of your favorite finished images to choose from (full resolution .tif or .psd master file with layers if you use Photoshop or raw file with completed Lightroom adjustments if you only use Lightroom)
What You Get:
Two hands on instruction sessions with Sean and Zack
Tour of the HD Aluminum facility (priceless)
One test print for evaluation ($10 value)
One 20×30 inch aluminum print with gloss finish, rounded corners and a float hanging mount to take home and proudly hang on your wall ($157 value)
25% Discount from HD Aluminum Prints on your next order
(exact times and locations will be sent out prior to the workshop)
Saturday Afternoon, April 13th:
Four-hour classroom instruction
Dinner with the group (no-host)
Sunday Morning, April 14th:
Three to Four-hour classroom instruction
Visit HD Aluminum Prints Facility
Pick up prints at HD Aluminum
Classroom instruction will be at the Battle Ground Community Center located at 912 East Main Street in Battle Ground Washington.
We will also visit the HD Aluminum Prints Facility in nearby Vancouver, Washington.
If you will be traveling from outside the Portland/Vancouver area and need lodging we recommend the following hotels for their proximity to our locations. There are many lodging options available in nearby Portland, but traffic getting to Vancouver/Battle Ground can be heavy.
Payment and Terms:
Reserve your spot with a $175 non-refundable deposit, or pay in full. Final payment due 45 days prior to the workshop. For information on our payment policy and terms please click here: Payment and Terms