Workshop | Printing | Fine Art

Fine Art Printing Workshop

Fine Art Printing Workshop

Hands-on printing of your pictures on our professional large-format printers.

This was the perfect workshop for me. It allowed me to separate the theory from the practice and understand the practice of fine art printing with one-on-one guidance from the master artist, Les Picker, and master printer Bob Boyer.Gary Schubert, Pennsylvania

This workshop is designed for all photographers who want to realize their artistic vision in print. No matter if you are just starting out with making digital prints or have experience, we believe this workshop will give you skills and insight into the print-making process that will elevate your photographic prints.

We have been hosting this unique one-day workshop for more than a decade tailoring it to the needs of todays photographic artists. Our curriculum covers all technical aspects of fine art print making using Adobe Lightroom. More importantly it does so in a hands-on process as we work with each participant’s own photographs and vision. Every print is proofed on-screen, discussed in terms of your vision, and brought to a final large format print in a collegial setting.

Our stress on process, the ability to articulate your vision, receive productive feedback, and incorporate that into your final print, while guiding you in technical aspects of post processing and printing, will uniquely prepare you to confidently evaluate your photographs and proofs that will lead you to realize your vision in final prints.

Join us in celebrating and elevating the art of photography in its best medium — the fine art print. We strictly limit participation in this workshop to four photographers so that we can give each person the one-on-one attention that is specific to your needs and artistic vision.

I have been wanting to thank you again for your wonderful printing workshop. You have no idea how frustrated I was, trying to prepare my prints for my first art show. I was literally at a stand-still. I had done everything except PRINT my images!!! I can’t thank you enough for getting me over that hurdle and helping me to move forward with what I love to do.

My booth came together just how I envisioned it would, and I had so many wonderful comments about my prints. I actually sold way more than I expected!

Thanks to your expertise and help, my fine art photography business is moving forward and I’m loving printing my own work. Pam Phillips, Pennsylvania

Our Learning Environment

Our studio in Havre de Grace, Maryland has been designed from the ground up to accommodate intimate groups of passionate photographers willing to expand their skills. We constructed our space from bare walls to be a warm accomdating learning environment for small groups of dedicated photographic artists.

We use multiple Canon ProGraf large format printers that use the latest archival ink technology. (Don’t worry, the concepts you learn will apply to whatever printers you choose).

Our in-studio kitchenette has fresh coffee, teas and drinks and refreshments always available to keep you energized. We use Apple computer equipment, BenQ high-gamut monitors, and a GTI print evaluation booth. In this workshop we use Lightroom for post-processing and printing.

Our historic town of Havre de Grace is fortunate to have excellent lodging choices, great restaurants and lots of photographic opportunities. We will provide you with a list of these possibilities when you register.

What You Will Learn

  • Color-managed workflow
  • Lightroom post-processing for optimizing your prints
  • How to effectively negotiate the Lightroom Print Module
  • How to select appropriate papers for images
  • How to evaluate prints
  • How to give, receive, and utilize feedback on your prints
  • Print display options and the importance of presentation

What Is Included

  • Refreshments
  • Museum-quality photo papers supplied by Moab Fine Art Papers
  • Use of Canon professional printers
  • Instruction from passionate photographers/print-makers
  • Individualized hands-on guidance

Please Bring Along

  • Laptop
  • SD Card Reader
  • Adobe Lightroom Software
  • Lunch
  • At least 10 of your own high-quality images (preferably in RAW format)

About Us

Les Picker is an award-winning freelance photographer with credits in National Geographic publications and dozens of magazines, books and newspapers. His prints are featured in permanent exhibitions. His blog is followed by passionate photographers worldwide. Les is the Master Photographer for Museo Fine Art papers. He is a faculty member of the Nikonians Academy, where he leads photography workshops and tours worldwide. Les was named a Moab Master for his excellence in fine art printing.

Robert Boyer is the Master Printmaker for Lester Picker Fine Art Photography. Bob’s meticulous work and dynamic prints of Les’ work can be seen in permanent exhibits, exhibitions, offices, and private homes.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 08:30
Fine Art printing workshop. Take home large format fine art prints.