Les Walkling | Professional Digital Workflow intermediate workshop | 9/10 April 2016 | One spot left

2016-04-09 00:30
2016-04-10 00:45

(Image: Andrey Walkling, La Jalousie Part 2, 2015)

Dr Les Walkling
Professional Digital Workflow

Intermediate two-day workshop | Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April 2016

Les Walkling's Professional Digital Workflow two-day workshop is a rare opportunity to receive specialist instruction from one of Australia's leading photographers and most prominent photographic educators.

From Lightroom and Photoshop to printing and publishing, from accurate white balance to matching prints to screen, the management of colour is at the heart of every digital imaging process. This intermediate studio workshop presents a logical and comprehensive approach to accurately controlling colour throughout our workflows and across our creative practice. The aim is to acquire the critical knowledge and essential skills demanded by the highest image quality and colour fidelity. That is, to enjoy and benefit from a workflow that simply works. Topics covered include:

Understanding and Interpreting Tone and Colour

  • The principles of colour reproduction in digital workflows
  • Illusions, reality and photograph
  • The relationship between images and colour gamuts
  • Choosing the right RGB, CMYK and Greyscale working spaces
  • Assigning and converting profiles

Setting up a Professional Digital Workflow

  • Evaluating appropriate software and hardware
  • Implementing and automating digital workflows
  • Establishing a working and viewing environment
  • Collaborating with designers, labs and prepress services
  • Storage and archiving solutions

Profiling Cameras, Monitors and Printers

  • Seeing ‘correct’ colour
  • Creating custom camera, scanner, monitor, and printer profiles
  • Sourcing and evaluating commercially available profiles
  • The spectral analysis of devices, lighting and materials
  • Advanced soft proofing solutions

Working with Materials and Devices

  • Avoiding RGB editing errors
  • Independent tone and colour editing controls
  • Matching a screen image to its printed or published image
  • Publishing and separating into CMYK colour spaces
  • Converting for Web output

The workshop is based around a series of practical tasks and demonstrations that demystify the management of tone and colour while integrating its critical functions into contemporary digital imaging practice. Real-world exercises involving the calibration and profiling of monitors, cameras and printers as well as verified soft and hard proofing are integrated into a professional fully colour managed workflow. Detailed course notes and calibration guides are provided.

This two-day workshop will run from 10.00am to 4.30pm each day, and includes generous breaks for individual questions and answers.

What to bring?
Please bring along any examples of your work (image files and/or prints) that you think might be helpful, especially if you are having specific issues with areas of your workflow. For example, if you are unhappy with your print to screen match, then by all means bring along a file and print and we can use them as a case study. Or you might be unsure of the quality and accuracy of your printer profiles, in which case we can analyse and evaluate them for you, and so on. While this is certainly not a requirement for the workshop, do feel free to bring along any examples if you think they will be helpful. Please note that lunch is not provided.

About Dr Les Walkling
Les Walkling is a renowned artist, educator and art consultant. Les has been teaching specialised workshops since 1977, and held teaching and research positions at Melbourne’s RMIT University for seventeen years. In 2012, he was named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers for his services to photography. As an artist, he has exhibited in institutions in Australia and the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia. In recent years, his practice has focused on collaborative projects with artists such as Polexini Papapetrou and Bill Henson.

$530 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$565 (including 12 months membership of PhotoAccess)

Maximum class size of 12 (one spot available).
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Who is this workshop for? Confident intermediate and advanced photographers. Completion of Camera Skills Intermediate (or equivalent experience) is highly recommended. Contact us for further guidance on whether this workshop is right for you.

(Image: Les Walkling, SE Light, 2016)