Duration: One day
Location: Plimmerton (Wellington)
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Wellington Printing Workshop

30th March 2019

31st March 2019

Join us for a one day fine-art printing workshop and learn how set up print files using a colour managed workflow - take your edited images and refine them before turning them into professional grade prints. You will come away with the knowledge to print your own prints at home or setup files ready to be sent to a lab.
The workshop shall be run by Richard Young, a professional and award winning landscape photographer. Richard has many years of making prints in large formats. Working within Lightroom and printing for most of his career.
Using Lightroom (and Photoshop), you will learn a process for editing your own images and, using a refined workflow, sharpening to print them at a professional standard.
You will then learn how to print using a large format printer, the Epson Surecolour P800, onto different styles of the Epson Signature range fine art papers. Each paper we will use provides you with entirely different impact - giving you the choice of a perfect souvenir to take home with you.


  • Printing Notes
  • Tuition from Richard Young
  • Morning Tea/Coffee and a muffin
  • Chance to print on different paper styles
  • 17"x22" fine art print to take home


  • Post processing a RAW file
  • Getting an image ready to print
  • Understanding your printing equipment
  • Colour management
  • Paper and style choices
  • Essential controls for making fine-art prints



  • Workshop Content

    Part 1: Setting up Files
    One of the essential components to making prints is understanding how we make a print ready RAW file. This can be a frustrating and self deprecating task for photographers, however, it needn’t be using Lightroom. We shall cover all the essential tools you need to know to take your RAW files to the next level before printing, including:
    • Advanced techniques for developing your workflow
    • Addressing issues in your files
    • Controlling shadows and highlights
    • The advice of professional a photographer on making stylistic choices
    Part 2: Making Prints
    Once we have created our gorgeous images, we shall then prepare ourselves for the printing process. The course will cover in depth areas that are essential to understanding how you are able to achieve consistent, beautiful prints. This will include:
    • Screen and printer calibration
    • Installing Epson printer drivers
    • Sharpening for printing
    • Soft proofing (Making your image will look the same as it does on your screen)
    PLEASE NOTE - Where we will be covering some processing on this workshop, this is not designed as a processing/lightroom workshop but to teach the art of printing. If you have not used Lightroom before, or wish to learn a full image processing workflow in Lightroom, please look at our 2 Part Lightroom workshop which covers this.
  • Itinerary

    • 09:00 - Arrive for setup of your computer
    • 09:30 - Workshop begins
    • 12:30 - 1hr lunch break
    • 13:30 - Workshop restarts
    • 16:30 - Workshop wrap-up
    • 17:00 - Finish
  • Epson Equipment

    Epson Surecolour P800
    Thanks to Epson, we are able to offer the opportunity to print on their newest consumer based printer, the Surecolour P800. This printer offers professional quality standard, using the same inks as in a genuine workshop and the ability to print at formats up to A2+ and paper rolls. You can find more out about the printer here.
    Epson Signature Paper
    We will be printing on Epson’s great range of Signature Papers to add a ‘Signature look’ to your prints. Each paper has a designated different look, whether it be archival, matte or glossy. You will have the chance to test these out for yourself to see which suits you! Check out some of the range here.
  • Class Size

    We believe that working in a smaller group provides the best possible learning outcomes. Our printing workshops provide a tutor to student ratio of 1:4 or better. Group size is limited to 8, and with a group of 5 or more an assistant will be present to make sure everyone receives the attention they need.
  • Location & Facilities

    New Zealand Photography Workshops Office, Unit 22 2-4 North Point Street, Plimmerton, Wellington, 5026. Our office provides tea and coffee making opportunities, toilets and a large boardroom with space for printing and editing.
  • Computer Requirements

    Your own Windows or Mac computer to the course (laptop or desktop)
    • Computer (laptop or desktop)
    • Computer mouse (not just trackpad)
    • Computer power supply/cables
    • External hard drive/storage (if you have limited internal storage)
    • Empty USB stick
  • Booking & Payment

    A non-refundable deposit of NZD$100.00 is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the start of the workshop. You may pay in full at time of booking, the balance (minus the deposit) will remain fully refundable until 14 days before the workshop.
    Booking and Cancellation Policy: Please click here for our booking and cancellation policy.
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