Advanced Digital Printing
Never before has the photographer had the amount of control available in today’s digital darkroom. This twelve-week class builds upon the technical abilities of the digital darkroom and the critical eye for color and tone that students began developing in the Digital Printing workshop. Through a series of technical tests students will learn to understand the effects of different paper and ink combinations, custom sharpening effects, and different rendering intents. Problem solving when the profiles don’t produce expected results and getting the most out of your printer are both addressed in this workshop. In addition to using the standard printers throughout the course, each student will make one print on a 24-inch wide printer, learning resolution and proper sizing techniques for large format printing, as well as the effects of size on the image. Students will identify their goals for the final image, and they will explore how the interaction of color, contrast and scale affect the impact of the final print. Ultimately, each student will begin to recognize their personal vision and express it through their custom prints.
Critique and feedback sessions are an important part of this class to help students grow and identify their own signature style. Technical exercises help students analyze how to achieve printed results that match their personal vision.
Prerequisite: Digital Printing
About the instructor: Sue Anne Hodges
Sue Anne has studied art and photography and graduated from NESOP before beginning a career in advertising photography. Since 1992, Sue Anne has been exploring and using digital cameras and digital imaging technology. She studied this technology at the Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. Digital images from her early experiments have been included in Kodak’s publication, International Photography, and one of the first exhibits of digital imaging—“L’Épreuve Numérique"—at the Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
For 15 years, Sue Anne shot and supervised photography for a major retail advertising studio. In 1995, she opened her own studio where she continued to shoot for major retailers and other commercial clients. Clients have included: Lechmere, Bradlees, Staples, KitchenEtc, Glen Group Marketing, and more.
In recent years her work has expanded to include a variety of projects including work for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Down East Magazine, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and clients in the travel industry. Sue Anne’s personal work has been widely exhibited; she is currently represented by Redfield Artisans Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Sue Anne shares both her technical knowledge and her passion for the creative process with her students. In 1994, she helped open NESOP’s first digital imaging lab and remains a specialist in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In 2011 and 2012 Sue Anne was honored to be one of 20 educators in the country to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Educators Summit.
To see Sue Anne's work, go to: www.sueannehodges.com