George DeWolfe has been teaching digital fine printing for 13 years, updating his techniques as the technology has advanced.
While a “printing” workshop may sound excessively focused on technique, DeWolfe emphasizes that technique is the key to enabling
you to achieve your vision. You are more likely to achieve your vision by understanding how your visual perception processes luminosity
differently than hue and saturation and taking advantage of that in your workflow.
The Digital Fine Print Workshop incorporates both black &
white and color printing. This weeklong workshop is basically a 16-bit workflow from digital camera to the final print.
It is an established, simple, straightforward, and effective method for printing consistent high-quality, fine-art, B&W and color images. The goal of this workshop is simple:
To show you how to make outstanding black-and-white and color prints consistently using a computer and desktop ink-jet printer.
Both Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Lightroom® are used in the workflow for the workshop.
Participants should have a basic understanding of the latest
versions of each of these applications. The books,
Digital Photography Fine Print Workshop and
B&W Printing: Creating the Digital Master Print,
explain in detail all of the techniques and procedures used in the workshop.
About The Instructor
George DeWolfe has been a photographer since 1964 and holds an MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied with Ansel Adams
and Minor White in the 1970s, and studied Perception with Dr. Richard Zakia.
George has published widely, most notably, At Home In The Wild, on New Hampshire's White Mountains, edited by David Brower, and has contributed to dozens of others
including The New Zone System Manual, Zone Systemizer,
Perception and Photography, Visual Concepts for Photographers,
The Dictionary of Photography, and
Creative Digital Printmaking. His two recent books, Digital
Photography Fine Print Workshop (2006) and B&W Printing:
Creating the Digital Master Print (2009) have received wide acclaim
as have his two Adobe Photoshop plug-ins, Optipix and PercepTool.
He has shown forty one-man and numerous group exhibitions and is in several permanent collections. He teaches The Digital Fine Print Workshop, Master Print, and
Contemplative Photography throughout the United States.
In 2006 George awarded the award for Artistic Excellence from the National Park Service.