FINE ART PRINTING MASTERCLASS with Tim Handfield

This workshop reveals how to get the very best results in fine art digital printing using the latest pigment ink jet or photographic (C Type) printing technology.

Art Exhibition previously on at Colour Factory Gallery in Australia.
From Saturday 02 April 2011 to Saturday 02 April 2011

FINE ART PRINTING MASTERCLASS with Tim Handfield image

Published by Colour Factory Gallery on Monday 21 March 2011.
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‘Fine Art Printing Masterclass’ is equally relevant for photographers who produce their own prints, and those who prefer to work with technical professionals such as the Colour Factory staff, to produce prints for them. The content of the workshop is as much about the conceptual and aesthetic aspects of digital printing as it is about the technical.

The workshop begins with a viewing of prints by some of Australia’s leading contemporary art photographers. We will discuss the concepts and aesthetic qualities of the works, and how they have been expressed through printing technique. The workshop participants will then make a selection of images to be printed and we will progress from RAW image processing through to advanced photoshop techniques to produce a set of exhibition quality prints by the end of the day.

The final stage of the workshop will review and critique the prints and discuss methods of mounting, framing and presentation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Photographic artists
  • Professional photographers
  • Photography teachers
  • Photography students
  • Photography collectors, curators and valuers

TOPICS COVERED

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT CONCEPTS & AESTHETICS

  • Previsualisation
  • Aligning concepts with printing style
  • Creating tension between form and content
  • The roles of realism and abstraction
  • Spatial representation

IMAGE PROCESSING & EDITING

  • Translating the RAW image
  • Creating atmosphere
  • Total tone control
  • Total colour control

INKJET MEDIA & PROCESSES

  • Resin coated papers
  • Baryta coated papers
  • Fine art rag papers

C TYPE MEDIA & PROCESSES

  • Lustre surfaces – N and E
  • Gloss surfaces – F, Metallic, Flex

MOUNTING & PRESENTATION

  • Mounting
  • Scale and materials
  • Framing
  • Lighting

ABOUT TIM HANDFIELD
Tim is a fine art photographer of thirty years experience, with twenty years in digital photography. He is also an acknowledged master printer (analogue and digital) having printed for many of Australia’s leading fine art and commercial photographers.

In these digital photography workshops Tim draws on his experience to enable participants to gain new insights and develop their skills in digital photography and image processing to produce superb print ready files.

Tim’s work has been exhibited widely and is represented in many public and private collections, including:

  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Artbank, Sydney, NSW
  • Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA
  • Australian Parliament House Collection, Canberra ACT
  • Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, VIC