Date: Currently not scheduled (eight weekly sessions)

Time: Currently not scheduled

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Fine Digital Printing is an eight session course perfect for the photographer with lots of great images but nothing to put on their walls! This course guides students through the process of producing fine finished photographic prints using Adobe® Photoshop® CS5, with a focus on work flow, careful tonal adjustments, and image preparation for printing. The class addresses all aspects of digital printing, for students using both photo-chemical (commercial labs) and ink jet printers (home printing).


Each class is accompanied by full colour notes and written homework assignments.

Course objectives:

  • discuss printing options, costs and consequences

  • learn about colour space and calibration

  • explore the concept of proof, work and finished prints

  • learn strategies for culling images for printing

  • create methods for consistent image finishing

  • examine storage and presentation (framing) techniques

  • complete a set of finished images

Class Size: four to eight student


Course Expectations: students are expected to produce numerous proof prints weekly during the course, along with work and finished prints, 8"x10" or larger. These prints can be produced on photo-chemical (commercial labs) and ink jet printers (home printing). Printing costs are not included in the course fee.


Location: ViewPoint Gallery, 1475 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Halifax, NS


Fee: $380 + HST plus printing costs


Requirements: Students must have previous photography experience and intermediate skills with Adobe® Photoshop® (in-class demonstrations will be done on Adobe® Photoshop® CC on a Windows 10 computer). Students who have not completed the Photoshop for Photographers course should contact Eric Boutilier-Brown prior to registration to ensure their skill level is sufficient to fulfill the course expectations.

Feedback from students:


I walked into this course with a totally wrong impression of how to print properly...this course was a real eye-opener.  Right combination of lecture and hands-on via homework...

            - Allan N.


Sure is nice to learn things in class as opposed to my usual way of muddling through books and online tutorials! I see there is plenty of room to tweak my work!

            - Krista


I am really excited about all of this. The printing really is a final step to photography and I LOVE it!

             - Debby C.