From March, 14 2015 to March, 15 2015

Sala Cope - Querceta

Fine Art Print Workshop

by Gabriele Danesi


The purpose of the workshop is to understand how to prepare and optimize a digital photography for fine art print. It will be illustrated all the digital printing technologies and characteristics that distinguish a quality fine art print by a non-professional print. It will be dealt with the proper color management throughout the photographic journey (from the RAW shot, by its develop, up to the RAW optimization and export) so as to always maintain the correct correspondence of colors. There will be also an explanation of how many colors it is possible to reproduce in print depending on the type of paper used; and how to assess whether the colors are all contained in a photograph can be printed or you need to make some changes.

N.B.: You must have a laptop with Lightroom (or Photoshop) installed and have some RAW images on which work.


Day 1: Theoretical path.

Day 2: Practical path. Develop and export of a RAW photography, image optimization, gamut evaluating verification and practical test of Fine Art Printing.

Theoretical arguments:

  • Explanation of Fine Art print.
  • Digital printing technologies and characteristics.
  • Colorimetry: color description, CIE1931 model, primary colors, RGB and CMYK color models, additive and subtractive synthesis, RGB color spaces.
  • Color management: meaning and utilization.
  • Characterization of digital devices.
  • Color conversions
  • Gamut of monitor, printer and display.
  • Out of gamut color and rendering intents.
  • ICC profiles explanation.
  • Building of monitor, cameras and printers profiles.
  • Export developed RAW image.
  • Image resolution and color depth.
  • Difference between JPG and TIFF.
  • Soft Proof and the checking of out of gamut colors.
  • How to adjust any out of gamut colors.

Download the course program.

March 14 and 15, 2015 | from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm | Sala Cope - Querceta - Lucca


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