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Workshop with Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery

Event info

The Workshop:

Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery and in conjunction with Fotospeed bring us a Masterclass in Printing and Colour Management 



As photographers, the image is everything. We invest hugely, in time, money and effort to make the very best photographs we can. But all art needs an artefact. Something tangible, something physical to complete the creative process. There is nothing like crafting a beautiful print of our most treasured images to complete the creative circle. How much more satisfying is it to hold in our hands a physical print than to simply see pixels on a screen?

However, printing is a craft, just as creating the image in the field is a craft. So often the results from our printer can disappoint, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Colour management, proofing, paper choice and printing may seem daunting, but it can all be learned. The whole process is very physical and immensely satisfying.

We want to show you that it doesn’t have to be difficult. We want to strip away much of the mystery and ‘dark arts’ that some people would like to shroud printing in so that you feel equipped to go away and start making beautiful prints at home.

What will I learn? You will be given a good grounding in colour management and helped to understand what colour spaces are and how they will affect your prints, what gamuts are and how different papers react to inks. You will learn how to calibrate your system and exactly what calibration means and what it can (and can’t) do for you.

You will learn all about ICC profiles, both generic and custom profiles and what the benefits of custom profiles are. Doug & Valda will take you through their workflow for processing raw files with a view to creating a fine art, exhibition quality print. This will include a detailed understanding of creative and output sharpening, resizing images and a workflow to help you manage the process based on his professional experience.

They will show you how to save money using soft proofing in Adobe Lightroom and then how to finalise difficult prints with his techniques for hard proofing, which also save money on ink and paper. You will learn what papers to select for different types of print - prints with warmer tones,


Event Organiser

Melanie Chalk


Venue Information

Ample Parking including Blue Badge spaces

Tea and Coffee facilities


Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Thanington Rd,




Vcbailey For RPS.3 800.
CREDIT: Valda Bailey

3 October

Presentation Valda Bailey & Doug Chinnery

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