Introduction to the Fine Art Printing Process

A course by Martin Del Pozo Ballesteros , Fine Art Photographer and Printer

Fine Art Photographer and Printer . Lima, Peru.
Joined May 2019

Learn step by step how to digitally develop your photos, retouch them, and print them in fine art quality

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 89% positive reviews (80)
  • 1915 students

Learn step by step how to digitally develop your photos, retouch them, and print them in fine art quality

Finding the perfect combination between photography, support, and printing is crucial for a piece to shine. That is precisely the mission of fine art photographer and printer Martín del Pozo. After an extensive career and a long list of collaborations with renowned photographers, Martín is now devoted to helping other artists at his workshop, Calaca, where he captures the essence of their art through his printing projects.

In this online course, Martín teaches you the giclée or fine art printing process step by step. Learn to reveal your RAW photos, retouch them, and print them in fine art quality on the medium of your choice.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 4 downloads

What is Fine Art printing?
5 minutes, 8 seconds
Monitor calibration
7 minutes, 32 seconds
Color profiles
3 minutes, 3 seconds
Preparing the RAW
5 minutes, 5 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 89% positive reviews (80)
  • 1915 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 12m)
  • 4 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Develop a digital photo and create a fine art print on the support of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Photographers and photography students, digital illustrators and artists, and anyone who wants to learn about the fine art printing process.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of Adobe Photoshop are recommended.

As for materials, you just need a computer with Camera Raw and Photoshop.


Reviews

1915 Students
80 Reviews
89% Positive ratings

Martin Del Pozo Ballesteros

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Fine Art Photographer and Printer

Martin Del Pozo Ballesteros is a fine art photographer and printer from Lima, Peru. He studied biology, and later graphic design, while doing photography on the side. He loved it so much that he decided to study photography in Buenos Aires. He began his career working in a fine art studio (one of the first), where he developed his passion for printing.

After a few years of experience, he decided to open his own workshop, CALACA Studio+Giclée, where the philosophy is to work directly with the artists and photographers. They print artists like Alberto Goldenstein, Rosana Schoijett, Cecilia Szalkowikz, Ariel Authier, Alesandra Sanguinetti, Bruno Dubner, and Nora Lezano, among others. They also collaborate with museums and galleries including the Palais de Glace, CC Recoleta, CC San Martin, FOLA, Archivo de la Memoria Trans, Galería MITE, Galería HACHE, STUDIO_488, and Nora FISCH Gallery.

In addition to his personal projects, Martín does advertising and fashion photography, and his work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and cultural centers in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Germany, and Peru.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation (Who I am)
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course?
  • U2

    File Preparation

    • What is Fine Art printing?
    • Monitor calibration
    • Color profiles
    • Preparing the RAW
    • Preparing your negative for printing
  • U3

    Retouching and pre printing

    • Moving to photoshop - Initial settings
    • Correction of shadows and highlights
    • Light retouching - Timely adjustment
    • Working with the focus and type of grain
    • Export photoshop file for printing
  • U4

    The copy

    • Support Choice
    • Printing and copy conservation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to the fine art printing process

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Introduction to the Fine Art Printing Process. Photography, and Video course by Martin Del Pozo Ballesteros

Introduction to the Fine Art Printing Process

A course by Martin Del Pozo Ballesteros
Fine Art Photographer and Printer . Lima, Peru.
Joined May 2019
  • 89% positive reviews (80)
  • 1915 students