Prepare your photos and learn to optimize your homemade printing process with alternative types of paper
Making an artistic project tangible makes it last over time. That is why there are still many people who value printed analogue photography over digital. On the other hand, there is the possibility of working digital photography in the print medium, as does photographer Johnny Chavez, who manages digital photographs for various applications such as photobooks, portfolios, catalogs or exhibitions in galleries.
In this course, Johnny will teach and accompany you in the process of working with your digital photographs, which you will later print to create a personal portfolio made with alternative papers.
What's included in this course?
You will learn more about Johnny, how he came to photography and how he specialized in digital processes. You will know more about his work and about his artistic influences.
You will make an introduction to digital printing, seeing the different types and deepening both electrophotography and inkjet.
Johnny will show you what his workflow is using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for light and color adjustments and Adobe Photoshop for some retouching or adjustment of layers.
You will see different tools and precision devices that are very useful for your printing process, such as screen calibrators, papers or color charts.
Then you will see the types of paper, some prepared for inkjet and more alternative options. You will discover the advantages and disadvantages of each one, and how to get the most out of them. Then you will go to check your printer and learn some details to consider when using it.
When you know the theory, you have to go into practice. The first thing you will do is adapt your workspace. The next step will be to order your photographic material like a professional with Adobe Bridge, so you can easily pass the material you want to optimize and retouch to Lightroom or Photoshop, just as Johnny taught you. Once they are perfect, you will export your photographs.
You will make printing tests of some parts of the images chosen to perform an evaluation. At that time you will decide which paper to use for your final prints. You will analyze the best printing options, checking the parameters indicated by the teacher.
Finally, after printing, you will see different options to present your final images. You will assemble your photographs in your portfolio doing a handmade layout, and ready to teach!
What is this course project?
You will create a printed portfolio managed, edited and printed by you, with alternative materials and applying the knowledge provided during the course.
Who is it aimed at?
To anyone with digital photographic material wanting to produce it, who wants to generate printed material with better management and understanding the processes and alternative materials.
Basic knowledge of photography and / or design is required, and some fluency in the use of programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
As for materials, you will need a computer, a home printer, different printing papers and the photographic archive you want to work with.
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Johnny Chavez Castilla is a photographer. It is dedicated to managing photographic images for application in different proposals, whether for portfolios, catalogs, photobooks and for exhibitions in galleries.
He has his own digital imaging and printing studio, Peiper Estudio, where he advises different artists, cultural managers, curators and publishers so they can manage the images of their projects in the best way. In parallel, he is carrying out personal projects, with which he has made some exhibitions, both in Peru and abroad. He also teaches, advising on photography courses for the application of digital processes.