Classroom or Private Instruction

We have developed multiple courses on Photography Printing to help photographers print their own work or communicate accurately with on-line printing services.

We have delivered our classes at  the Aperture Academy  in San Jose, CA. and the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA. Currently the classes are available upon request at your facility or as individual instruction at my studio.

Sample Classes

Class: Introduction to Printing

Target Audience
People interested in learning the fundamentals on how to make a good print on their own printer or how to choose an on-line printing service that will give them the best results.

Overview
This interactive class covers all the basics for helping the beginner create a good print, one to be proud of.  We’ll start with optimal camera settings to start the workflow. Then we progress to basic monitor calibration, working with photo processing software, deciding on photo-paper (gloss, fine-art matte paper, canvas or metal) and what to look for in a good desktop printer or on-line printing services. Class notes are provided.

See: Contact us for times and pricing.

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Class: Lightroom: Processing your Image, basic and advanced levels

Target Audience
Targeted to advanced amateurs or professionals who want to use the capabilities of Adobe Lightroom to develop their images. We structure the class to the capabilities of the students, from just learning to mastering advanced editing and printing techniques.

Overview
In this course, we cover the three most relevant Lightroom Modules: Import, Develop and Print. In addition, we will discuss the settings used to Export the image to a printing lab, if you do not do your own printing. Class notes are provided. Bring a USB Memory stick or your computer with images you would like to work on, preferably in your camera’s RAW format.

See: Contact us for times and pricing.

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One-on-One Session

Target Audience
For individuals that want private instruction on printing, calibration and/or using Lightroom.

Overview
The session will be with our naster printer, Jan Carl, and can cover all or a targeted portion of the above classes and calibrations. It can be held at your home or our studio in Los Gatos, CA.  The rate $95/hr with a two hour minimum. Traveling time may have to be charged if your facility is out of the greater San Jose area.

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Have your artwork Digitized at Pacific Art League in Palo Alto

Session: Have Your Artwork Professionally Photographed – see Workshops.

 Target Audience
For Artists that want: digital archives of their original artwork, to publish their artwork on the Internet, sell copies of their artwork, or submit their work for juried evaluation or project submittals.

Overview
Having a color accurate, high definition digital copy of the original artwork is required to present it as an accurate representation of your work. Your artwork can be paintings, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, etc.  One hour sessions at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto are given throughout the day to photograph your artwork. Sessions must be scheduled through them and multiple sessions can be schedule if you think more time will be needed.

See: Workshop: Have Your Artwork Professionally Photographed for times and prices.