Epson Print Academy Courses

October 20, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Technique | 0 Comments | |

Epson Stylus Pro R2400Epson has launched three new photography, imaging and printing training courses. The new courses cover art and macro photography, scanning, and live portrait photography. The original Print Academy, Art and Macro Photography and Scan courses cost £65, with the Live Portrait Photography workshop priced at £99.

Epson UK Press Release

Epson is introducing three new Print Academy training courses for professionals and amateurs wanting to get the most from printing and digital imaging.

20th October 2008: Following the success of Epson Print Academy, which recently celebrated its first birthday, Epson is introducing three new courses covering art and macro photography, scanning, and live portrait photography. Hosted at Epson’s headquarters in Hertfordshire from November 2008, the classes will provide real-life practical advice on image capture through to print, with expert guidance from highly-knowledgeable Epson staff and acclaimed photographers.

The first of the new courses, Print Academy: Art and Macro Photography, will lead delegates through a series of artistic processes in art and macro photography, from setting up equipment and lighting to choosing the right frame for the finished image. The class will be taken by John Humphrey, renowned close-up, floral and abstract photographer and Royal Photographic Society exhibitor, and Sue Bishop, wildlife photography author and founder of Light and Land, the most successful photographic tour company in the UK.

The second new course, Print Academy: Scan, will take participants from the process of image acquisition through to preparation for print. Key topics that will be covered include hardware calibration, driver selection, and resolution, with live demonstrations of scanning, image enhancement and printing. The course will be led by Mark Payne, an imaging expert with years of experience and comprehensive technical knowledge of Epson products.

Print Academy: Live Portrait Photography, the third of the new courses, will provide guidance on capture-to-print techniques, including colour management and image processing, with the opportunity for attendees to take part in a photo shoot with a live portrait model. The course will be taken by Jonathan Briggs, former MD of the Association of Photographers, who has 10 years’ experience working with software across the design, imaging and photographic sectors.

Epson’s original Print Academy course continues to go from strength to strength, and will increase in frequency to run at least once per month. Also led by Jonathan Briggs, the class delivers essential guidance on the fundamentals of image capture, processing and print workflows, and closes with a hands-on printing session. Topics covered include colour perception and management settings, non-destructive processing and the use of ICC profiles.

The courses represent excellent value for money. The original Print Academy, Art and Macro Photography and Scan courses cost just £65 per delegate, with the Live Portrait Photography workshop priced at just £99 per delegate. All prices include VAT and a light lunch. Courses can be booked by calling 0871 222 6714 or emailing Places are strictly limited.

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