An experienced educator, photographer Martin Bailey has shared his knowledge and love of photography with the world in over 350 audio and video Podcasts, and taught photography, color management and printing first hand to workshop and seminar participants around the globe.
Martin's indepth understanding of digital color management, and ability to effectively share this knowledge, led to his inclusion into X-Rite's elite Coloratti and he is also the author of the Craft & Vision ebook "Making The Print : Printing Techniques for the Digital Photographer (A Masterclass)".
Following many requests for first hand tuition, after two August seminars in Japan, we're visiting the US, Canada in September and the UK October, to help you streamline your digital workflow from pixel to pigment (capture to output).
Lightroom users will gain the most from this seminar, but photographers of all levels, using the software of your choice, will come away with some gems that will transform your shooting experience and digital workflow.
No worries if you're just getting started. Although we'll assume a basic understanding of your camera gear and computer, straightforward terms and practical demonstrations will bring you up to speed in no time, and we build on that to the point that there's still plenty to learn, even for the most advanced photographer. Everyone will come away with a streamlined, color managed digital workflow and we'll remove any frustration that you might have had with your printing in the past too.
- Workflow efficiency goals
Capture (Creating the Pixels!)
- Shooting Techniques
- ColorChecker Passport
Import into Lightroom
- Presets and Task Optimization
- Organizing Files
- Create profiles (LR / Desktop Util)
- Applying Profiles in Lightroom & ACR
- Why? When? How?
- Profile with entry level to pro tools
- Printing Patch Sheets
- Scanning Patch Sheets
Preparing to Print
- Soft Proofing
- Soft Proof some participant photos for print
- Lightroom Print Module
Creating a Gallery Wrap #1
- Output some Participant Prints (as time allows)
Creating a Gallery Wrap #2
- Laminate Canvas Prints
- Image Review and Selection
- Image editing in LR4
Beautiful B&W w/ Silver Efex Pro 2
- Tips & Techniques
Color Efex Pro 4
- Tips & Techniques
- Image Export, resizing, watermarks
Backup & Storage
- Local / Off-site / Cloud Backup
- Portfolios / Print Storage
Creating a Gallery Wrap #3
- Trim Canvas
- Stretch onto Stretcher Bars
Summary / Discussion
- Discuss what we've learned
To book your space, please click the link for your chosen location below. Participants in Canada and the UK will jump to new page with venue information and Paypal buttons to pay for your workshop and book your place. Participants in the US will jump to the Calumet Registration page for San Francisco and New York, and to the Brooks Institute page for Santa Barbara. If we reach the maximum numbers for any venue, the buttons will be replaced with a link to add yourself to the cancellation list. Note that the Vancouver, Los Angeles and Australia workshops were cancelled. Note that none of the remaining workshops below are at risk of being cancelled.
Okinawa: Aug 4-5
Tokyo: Aug 25-26
San Francisco: Sept 15-16
New York: Sept 22-23
Santa Barbara Oct 27-28
Toronto: Sept 29-30
Completed - Thank You!
London: Oct 6-7
Completed - Thank You!
Please bring one or two of your favorite photos on a memory stick or memory card, as we'll be selecting two or three photos from the group to make a Breathing Color EasyWrappe Pro Gallery Wrap, which you will take home if your image is chosen. Make sure it's a standard 3:2 aspect ratio image though (as opposed to square or panorama) as we will have limited sizes available.
One person at each venue will win one of Nik Software's amazing plugins such as Silver Efex Pro 2 or Color Efex Pro 4, with a retail value of $200! If you win, the choice will be yours!
Also, one person from each continent will be the lucky winner of Nik Software's Ultimate Edition Complete Collection with a retail value of $500!
X-Rite have kindly donated a ColorChecker Passport to give away at each location!
Bring a digital camera, ideally DSLR, though a compact camera with some manual controls will also work fine. There isn't a lot of shooting during the seminar itself, but we will do some exercises to help explain some of the points discussed, and hopefully make time to go outside and stretch our legs and work on a few techniques at the same time. We may also be able to organize a photo walk on the day before or after the seminar, and it would be great to be able to shoot together then too. This will be free of charge of course, and ideas for walk routes etc. are very welcome!
For the classroom exercises, just a medium zoom (24-70mm) or a 70-200mm lens should be fine, but if we do a photo walk, you might need to cover a wider focal length range, but that will depend on your shooting style, so you will know what to bring. The same goes for a tripod. You won't need it for the classroom exercises, but if we shoot together on a walk, you might want to bring a tripod along.
Some of the venues will not have tables to work on or enough power for everyone, but if you have a laptop with reasonable battery life, and it's not too much trouble to bring, do so. This is not vital to the course though, and you won't miss out without a laptop. Please sign up for the newsletter for your location below, and you will receive information specific to your location before the event.
Also bring one or two of your favorite photos on a memory stick or memory card, as we'll be selecting two or three photos from the group to make Breathing Color EasyWrappe Pro Gallery Wraps from, which you will take home if your image is chosen. Make sure it's a standard 3:2 aspect ratio image though (as opposed to square or panorama) as we will have limited sizes available.
Martin Bailey’s Toronto Pixels 2 Pigment workshop was easily the most productive educational experience I’ve enjoyed in the several years since I took up the hobby. His deep knowledge, incisive wit, infectious enthusiasm, brutal honesty and refreshingly original perspective on just about every facet of photography kept me riveted for all 16 hours. Most amazingly, he took my printer which had, over the last 4 years, churned out prints which varied in quality from downright insipid to completely horrid and helped transform it, in one fascinating afternoon, into a machine which now consistently output prints and canvases which simply take my breath away.
I attended Martin Bailey's Pixel 2 Pigment workshop here in Okinawa. Martin has a hands on teaching style and expertly presents his extensive knowledge of not only printing, but workflow management and storage. Of course, the color management and printing are the key factors in this workshop and he was able to methodically take everyone through what many people consider a complicated and fearful subject (at least I thought so) and break it down into easy steps. I would jump at the chance to take another workshop presented by Martin Bailey.
Once you have signed up for the venue of your choice from the pages linked above, please sign up for the Pixels 2 Pigment Newsletter with the form to the right. This is how we'll keep you up to date with important information about your workshop and seminar weekend.
IMPORTANT: Registering for the newsletter with the form to the right does NOT secure your place on the workshop. To secure your place, please click on the link for your chosen location above, and proceed to pay for your workshop.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to drop us a line.
This workshop seminar is the result of many years of experience in printing and color management, that I know you will appreciate. You'll take away a totally renovated and optimized digital workflow.
I am very much looking forward to meeting at one of our planned locations!
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