Thursday, February 17, 2011

Printing

This week in school we spent a whole week (well, 4 days) concentrating on printing. This was a great class for me; I've been printing for a while but did not know so many of the factors that go into making a perfect print, especially when using Lightroom, the editing/workflow program we've been using. We are also using matte paper which is a lot harder than what I'm used to. Here are some of the photos I was working with:

That last one was fun but particularly challenging. I learned a lot!

5 comments:

Boston Handmade said...

Are you using a wet darkroom or digital printing? Excited for you either way BTW :)

Kerry Hawkins said...

wow, now I want lightroom

Lucie Wicker said...

CDIA is all digital, all the time (although we talk about film and how things were done in the darkroom. That's how I learned and while I loved it at the time, I don't miss it now). Kerry- I can't believe you don't use Lightroom already, you will love it!!!

MNK said...

Hi Lucie, great shots! As I am a novice amateur snapper I was wondering what settings are used for digital printing. I hear 240dpi or 300dpi or was it ppi?? You see I need help! ;-) Thanks and keep up the good work!

M.

Lucie Wicker said...

Good question! We were actually printing at 180ppi, which is the minimum for 8-color printers (we were using Epson 3800s). Shoot me an email if you have any other questions, I'm happy to help- lucie@luciewickerphotography.com !