Get ready for two packed days full of shooting, post-production and printing.
(With an emphasis on the post-production and Printing) What could be better? Shooting in the gorgeous Palouse region of Washington state and learning how to make awesome gallery-quality prints from your own photography!
Saturday, September 5
Meet and Greet: I’ve rented an Airbnb in Moscow, ID. We’ll briefly gather at about 9:00 p.m. That should be late enough in case you’re out shooting sunset. We’ll briefly meet to discuss the events of the next two days then it’s off to bed as we’ll need to get up early tomorrow!
Sunday, September 6
Sunrise Shoot: Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. Depending on the logistics discussed the previous night you’ll either meet us on site or we’ll plan to meet somewhere and drive together. Those riding with me will need to be at the house by 4:45 a.m. The location for sunrise shooting is about 20 minutes from the house.
After Sunrise: We’ll shoot until about 9:00 a.m.
By 9:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own. I’ll need to head back to the house and set up the printer(s) for the workshop. I’ll plan to have breakfast there too so I can be most efficient 🙂
10:30 a.m. Let the learning begin. We start with about an hour or two of lecture/discussion then we dive deep into printing. We will break for lunch sometime mid day. We’ll wrap up printing sometime by 4:30 p.m. so we can get a supper before the evening shoot.
LUNCH: Since we have a full kitchen you’re welcome to plan to use it for your lunch prep. I will not plan on a full service meal, but you’re welcome to use the kitchen.
5:00 p.m. We’ll head out for sunset which it at 7:18 p.m. If we go to Steptoe Butte please note there is a $10 parking/access fee per vehicle. If you have a State Park pass please consider volunteering to drive, if not, I’ll pay for one additional vehicle other than my own to enter the park.
Monday, September 7
Sunrise Shoot: Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. We’ll leave at about 4:45 a.m. again for our sunrise shoot. We may revisit a location for sunrise, or we may decide on a different spot.
Breakfast: If you’d like, I’d love an opportunity to fix you my signature scrambled eggs and pancake breakfast. Gluten free options available. Or we can go out to eat. Please note, I’m a vegetarian and I won’t be preparing any meat. However, if you’d like to bring your own you’re welcome to do so and you certainly may use the kitchen to cook it.
10:30 a.m. Let the learning continue! Today is all about printing. We’ll pick up where we left off from yesterday. We will break for lunch some time mid day. Hopefully we can wrap up printing at around 4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. We’ll head to another location for sunset shooting. This is our last scheduled shoot and we won’t be able to print these images but we’ll still get some good images somewhere. If we revisit Steptoe Butte we’ll be sure to look at “the tree” if we failed to do that previously.
Tuesday, September 8
Sunrise Shoot: If you’d like we can do a bonus sunrise shoot Tuesday morning before we head out of town. We’ll discuss it the evening before.
I’ll create a private Facebook group for communication and photo sharing and review. You’re encouraged to post images after the shoot for review by me and others that have attended. I’ll plan to leave the group open for several months after the tour but we’ll hope to see all review requests submitted within six weeks after the workshop. After that you’re still encouraged to submit images for review, I may not get to them in a timely fashion though
As we get closer to the workshop please feel free to ask about any equipment or other prep that we can all help out with.
Links you’ll need for this workshop.
Want to calibrate your screen? Download X-Rite’s i1Profiler software. Be sure to get version 3.1.1. Both Mac and PC options are available at this link. I’ll have my calibrator on site to calibrate the screen of anyone in attendance.
Grab the Canson Infinity Paper profiles here for the pro-10. We’ll discuss downloading them and installing them properly as part of the workshop.