Process and Print Like a Pro

Andrew prints and sells hundreds of fine art prints and canvases each year. In this series of classes, you will have the opportunity to work with Andrew in his Denver, Colorado home studio.

Getting Started

Are you a good photographer, but want to learn how to make your images so that they look great on the web or in print? This is the class for you.

  • Use your images to master the fundamentals of professional image processing. Control color, saturation, contrast, and brightness so that the final product matches your vision.
  • Learn on the software that you are familiar with, including Picasa, Photoshop Elements, iPhoto, and even Lightroom and Photoshop. 
  • Avoid the most common problems that plague digital processing, including prints that are too dark, colors that that look wrong, and excessive contrast. 
  • Understand options for printing photos – on-line and at home. 
  • After you master the fundamentals, we’ll make a 16×20 professional pigment print of your favorite photo on our large-format professional printer. 

Length: 90 minutes (not including short refreshment break) 

Price: $75 per person (includes complimentary professional pigment print) 

Class Size: Limit of Four Photographers 

Lightroom from A-Z 

Lightroom is a powerful way to organize, process, and output your images to web, print, and beyond. This class is a great introduction to the program and its wealth of features. In this class, you will learn to use the most important features of Lightroom: 

  • Use the catalog module to organize and describe your photos. 
  • Make your image snap with the develop module. Learn the finer points of tweaking white balance, adjusting the image, sharpening, and noise reduction. 
  • Create slideshows, prints, books and web galleries. 
  • Export images for Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. At the conclusion of the workshop, we will use Lightroom to make a 16×20 professional pigment print of your favorite image on our large-format professional printer. 

Length: Two Hours (not including short refreshment break.) 

Price: $100 per person (includes complimentary professional pigment print) 

Class Size: Limit Four Photographers 

Advanced Processing and Printing from Lightroom 

Do you use Lightroom, but want to get the most out of its powerful development and output tools? This is the class for you. We will drill down into the develop and print modules. Learn our favorite techniques to make you image pop – both on screen and in the final, printed image. Topics include: 

  •  Advanced use of the develop module. 
  • Color management. 
  • Black and white conversions
  • Using soft proofing to get consistent prints that match the screen.
  • Effective sharpening and noise reduction – make your image sharp, but not crunchy. 
  • Printing on different media, including fine-art matte papers, RC (glossy) papers, and even archival canvas. 
  • Matting finished prints for presentation, framing, and sale. 

At the end of the workshop, we’ll practice your skills by making several large prints (that you can keep) on our large-format professional printer. 

Length: 90 minutes (not including short refreshment break) 

Price: $80 per person (includes complimentary professional pigment print, matted and ready for framing) Class Size: Limit of Four Photographers 

Photoshop Ninja 

Photoshop is the most powerful software available for photographers. But it can also be intimidating. In this class, you will earn the most effective techniques for processing your images in Photoshop. Topics include:

  • Making effective use of layers and layer masks. 
  • Processing raw files in Bridge. 
  • Using Photoshop’s powerful cloning, patch, and fill tools. 
  • Filters 
  • Sharpening 
  • Using Photoshop as an integrated part of your work flow. 
  • Printing from Photoshop. 

Length: 90 minutes (not including short refreshment break) 

Price: $75 per person (includes complimentary professional pigment print). 

Class Size: Limit of Four Photographers 

One-on-One 

In addition to our structured classes, we offer one-on-one instruction. Have a “problem” image that you want to work through? Interested in making a couple of beautiful, big prints, but you want to be involved in the process from start to finish? Advanced questions about using Lightroom or Photoshop? Need help calibrating your monitor? This is the class for you. 

Length: Up to you. 

Price: $75/hour (includes one or more large format prints). 

Class Size: One.

To register or for more information, please use the contact form.