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Preparing Photos to Print on Fine Art Paper

With Veronica Cotter and Chirstine Kenyon


Let’s get that image you love off your screen and into a gorgeous print!

You are familiar with glossy and matte prints.  What happens to the image when printed on a 100% cotton paper, bamboo or textured paper? Does dye vs pigment ink make a difference to the overall look of the print?  How do you prepare your photos for printing and how do you achieve fine quality prints at home? The class will teach you about fine art papers and their impact and then lead you through the essentials of printing workflow: color management, monitor calibration, ICC profiles, contrast control (highlights & shadows), color correction and retouching. You will also look at the beautiful range of Hahnemühle FineArt papers. 

  • You will learn to evaluate the nature of different papers and how they will effect an image.  The details of preparing a file for printing. Printer settings, ICC profiles, techniques to emphasize the desired look of your images.

  • Hands-on work will include photo review and paper-photo matching, finalizing your images, review with the instructors, and printing on Hahnemühle FineArt papers.

  • Bring to class your notebook, laptop and a thumb drive and 3 images to print.  Files should be at least 8.5x11 @300 dpi with a Color space: of Adobe RGB or sRGB with a file format of .jpg, .tif or psd. (We can not print image files processed as CMYK) .

    For a full post-production experience combine with the morning class “Your Digital Darkroom”

Note - our experts will guide you and be on hand during the class. You will have sole access to the print lab during class and have the opportunity to select and print on a variety of Hahnemühle FineArt papers. The print lab is open to all campers during non-class hours. 


About Veronica Cotter 

Veronica Cotter is the Education Development Manager for Hahnemühle USA. Veronica has been in the Photo & Imaging Industry for more than thirty years. Her career began in analogue, working for companies that produced a high end range of B&W films and papers. Her current position with Hahnemühle USA provides the opportunity to connect with image makers to discuss the importance of printing and paper choice. Veronica is here due to the generous support of Hahnemühle. 


About Christine Kenyon

Christine is an award winning adventure photographer based in Utah. She was selected by Nikon as one of 100 rising stars in photography. She was named by Business Insider as one of the top 20 Instagram accounts to follow in the world. She is also a conference presenter, writer, and workshop leader.

Christine believes that photography and cinematography provide a way for us to capture and relate our compelling moments. A way to rewind and relive our experience – a way to tell our story. Living in-the-moment, creates mindful, deliberate awareness of our individual experience. Real, raw, honest, moving, inspiring. She encourages you to find your voice, tell your story.

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