The photographic print is no less important in the digital age than it was when silver gelatin ruled the darkroom. Despite greater automation, the process can seem just as daunting. This 10-week course will demystify that process as students develop the skills needed to produce fine art quality prints. We will explore advanced software tools including Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, and Xrite 1 with the intent of simplifying color management and workflow on the way to creating the “perfect print.” Class time will be split between directed tutorials and hands-on printing with top of the line Epson pigment printers. Students will be required to supply their own paper but will be walked through the multistep process of deciding which papers best suit their images.
Chris Grunder is an artist living and working in San Francisco. He received his BA in History and Art History in 2007 from the University of Washington and his MFA in Photography from SFAI. He has worked as a freelance retoucher, digital technician, and fine art printer since 2008. His work has been exhibited widely in the Bay Area, including shows at Some Thing Spacious, Oakland; double Bread (dB), San Francisco; and de Young Museum, San Francisco. He is a co-director and curator at Bass & Reiner, a gallery dedicated to the promotion of emerging artists.View Gallery »