Jun
12
to Jun 14

Color Managed Workflow for Digital Print (June 12-14, 2017)

Dates: June 12th-14th, 2017

Overview

If you are new or relatively inexperienced to a color managed digital imaging workflow, this workshop may appeal to you. Do you struggle with getting the image on your monitor match the prints you make? If so this workshop will fully investigate the important procedures required to go from capture to print. Participants will receive hands-on and practical instruction necessary for setting-up and utilizing a color-managed workflows integral to managing files from capture to final output. Hands-on experiences with personal files using the School’s state-of-the-art equipment and facilities will allow participants to walk away with broad and extensive knowledge of contemporary practices for workflow and required steps to achieve greater control of practices leading to desired outcomes.

 

Participants will Learn

What a color-managed workflow is and why it is important?
How to get a print to match what is observed on the monitor.
What hardware and software tools are required to manage digital color.
How to create and use color profiles.
The language of color management and associated terminology.
How to create full tone color and/or black and white prints from digital files.
How to choose the proper substrates for your artistic vision.
How to choose the correct digital printing technology for your budget ad artwork.
Controls/Techniques utilized in every step of the process for complete control of your workflow.
A complete experience with a wide variety of hardware tools, cameras, spectrophotometers, printers, scanners, substrates, etc.
Techniques for finishing your prints for proper display.

 

Program Outline

General overview of Color Management
Defining color various spaces … capture to output, a comparison.
Using and recording accurate color, color checkers, camera raw, etc.
Monitor calibration and profiling
Scanning and color
Projector profiles
Color settings in Photoshop & Lightroom
Printer profiles, generic and custom. Where do they live?
Profiling tools for custom printer profiles
Custom printer profiles
File Formats & Archiving Techniques
Print Technologies
Inkjet printers
Inkjet Paper Discussion
Alternative printing media
Preparing images for print
Black point, white point
Test print, evaluating your image
Optimize image for print, plug-ins.
Printing considerations
Driver settings
Printer Maintenance (Nozzle checks, Platen gap)
Avoiding paper
B&W Printing
Finishing Techniques
Creating work in editions & Archival Qualities
Questions and further study

 

Who Should Attend

Educators, Photographers, and others who want - or need to - learn how to manage color images from the stage of initial capture to output.

 

Special Program Features

Participants should bring their own digital images, slides, negatives, or other relevant document enabling a richer experience in the making of inkjet prints on a variety of printers and papers, up to 44" wide.

 

Instructor Bios

Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer, educator and book artist from Rochester, New York. Eric is currently a Lecturer for the Arts & Imaging Studies Department in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and also teaches in the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Mercer County Community College where he was also the coordinator of the photography program. He has nationally taught workshops, lectured on digital printing. Eric holds his MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He currently owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists.


For more information visit: http://www.rit.edu/cias/photoworkshops/courses.php

 

 

Program fee:  $350
Materials fee: $150

 

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Mar
14
to Mar 15

DIGITAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES BOOTCAMP- March 14th-15th, 2017

Workshop at the Printing Applications Laboratory @ RIT, March 14th-15th, 2017!

 

About

The introduction of digital technologies to the printing discipline has simultaneously revolutionized the industry and ushered in an era of continuous improvement, as these capabilities are both transformative and constantly evolving. This two-day seminar will get you up to speed on the latest technologies and help you stay current on market trends. 

Learn from digital printing experts on the impacts of converting from conventional to digital technologies, the limitations and capabilities of digital printing, and the business opportunities and competitive advantages digital printing could offer your products and services.

Interested in training a large group? Contact us about custom seminars.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the critical difference between conventional and digital printing.
  • Observe in lab demonstrations of digital commercial/specialty, label & packaging presses.
  • Overview of HP Indigo, Kodak NexPress, Xerox iGen, and wide-format inkjet (Canon, Epson, HP, Roland) technologies.
  • Learn the limitations and capabilities within digital printing, including media requirements for certification programs.
  • Learn how usability and end use of the product fits with digital printing.
  • Recognize the importance of communication throughout the printing process.

 

Who Should Attend

  • Print buyers
  • Press operators
  • Media manufacturers
  • Print shop owners
  • Artists
  • Photographers
     

Applicable to all levels of digital print knowledge.

 

Program Schedule

The current agenda is available here: 2016 lineup

 

Instructors

Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York where he has returned to pursue his personal work. Eric is a Lecturer for the Visual Communications Studies Department in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and also teaches for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences both of which are housed at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Mercer County Community College where he was also the coordinator of the photography program. He has nationally taught workshops, lectured on digital printing. Eric holds his MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. His photographs and books have been exhibited internationally and are in several prominent collections throughout the United States. He currently owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists.

 

Daniel Clark is the Manager of PAL’s Print and Materials Analysis lab at RIT. Dan provides quality assurance and materials characterization support to material manufacturer’s, printers, and brand owners. Dan also provides trouble shooting of printing issues for the printers, manufacturers and suppliers in the graphic arts field. This is achieved through the administration of industry standard material and print performance testing, color measurement, image analysis and the use of other laboratory instrumentation within a TAPPI standard T402 environment. Dan has also has co-authored technical papers, presented at various industry conferences, and instructs in industry seminars and academic classes on the technologies, variables and their interactions in different printing process. Dan has over 32 years of experience in web offset & digital press operations.

 

John Dettmer is the Printing Applications Laboratory’s Digital Systems Technologist. He specializes in digital and conventional prepress workflows, as well as HP Pantone special ink formulation and production. John has been involved in PAL’s Digital Printing program since November of 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Printing Technology from RIT and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Web and Database Development.

 

Program Fee

$795

 

Lodging

RIT has made arrangements for seminar attendees to reserve rooms at a special rate at the following nearby hotel; however, we suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible. A shuttle will be provided to take you to and from the hotel.

 

 

Registration

Online registration for this program is available here. For questions or additional information, please email Barbara Giordano or call her at 585-475-2687.

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Feb
2
to Feb 27

LA Artcore 1st Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition

LA Artcore 1st Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition:

LA Artcore (LAAC) is pleased to announce our 1st Annual Online Photographic Competition and Exhibition. The Exhibition in February 2017 will kickoff the celebration of LA Artcore's 38 years of supporting contemporary art and developing the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. 

Exhibition:
60 juror selected Images will be exhibited at LA Artcore's downtown historic gallery in The Los Angeles Brewery, one of the oldest and largest art colonies in the world. Covering 23 acres in 14 buildings of live-work spaces, 500-700 artists and businesses call The Brewery their home.

JURORS:
George Simian - Photographer/Instructor UCLA, Samy's Camera, One of PDN Magazine 12 best Photo Instructors nationwide.
Richard Vogel - Photojournalist, Los Angeles Photo Editor for The Associated Press. 
Brian C. Moss - Lecturer in Photography and Faculty Senate, Loyola Marymount University LA - MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. 
Karen Hampton - Internationally exhibited artist exploring ancestral stories through the convergence of photography and textiles. Former professor of art at Howard University, Washington D.C. Recently complete a 7-week residency at Sacatar Foundation, Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil, researched Rendieras Culture
Jeff Alu - Widely-exhibited artist, former exhibitions director at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

LA Artcore - Brewery Annex
Brewery Annex
650 A South Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Jan
20
to Mar 3

IU East 3rd National Juried Exhibition: Histories and Memories

Histories and Memories

Exhibition Dates: January 23 - March 3, 2017
Reception and Juror's Lecture: January 26, 2017, 4-6 p.m., Tom Thomas Gallery

“For every image of the past that is not recognized by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably.”
–Walter Benjamin, “Theses on the Philosophy of History”

To quote Walter Benjamin’s seminal essay, Theses on the Philosophy of History, “to articulate the past historically does not mean to recognize it ‘the way it really was’ (Ranke). It means to seize hold of a memory as it flashes up at a moment of danger.” In this era of heightened domestic and global tensions, perhaps it is important for us to think about our past, present, and future as individuals as well as a collective unit in a holistic, and yet diversified manner. For this exhibition, artists were invited to submit works in which personal experiences and memories are points of departure and/or inspiration for the work as well as those works that address the concepts of collective history and/or memory, no matter how controversial.

Over 500 works were submitted for inclusion from 40 states and the District of Columbia, from which 36 works were chosen by this year’s juror, Josh Hagler.

Ann B. Kim
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Indiana University East

http://www.iue.edu/gallery/nje/memories/

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Thou Art..., Will Give... —— Artist Talk
Dec
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Thou Art..., Will Give... —— Artist Talk

Haunting reflections from America’s first penitentiary in RIT Dyer Arts exhibition

Eric T. Kunsman’s revealing photographs focus on Warden’s logbooks from the 1830s

           

Eastern State Penitentiary (1829-1971) in Philadelphia, Pa.—once the most famous and expensive prison in the world—stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

During his 362 visits to the site, Eric T. Kunsman photographed America’s first penitentiary in a revealing essay featuring100 large format photographs on display in an exhibition spanning 11 years of work. “Thou Art . . . Will Give . . .” will be showcased from Nov. 21 through Jan. 21, in Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

An opening talk with Kunsman will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, followed by a reception from 4-8 p.m. A second discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. All events are free and open to the public.

According to Kunsman, the prison architecture designed by John Haviland was based on the state’s Quaker penal code instituted by William Penn, where each man or woman had to have a separate cell because isolation would give them time to ponder their mistakes and make peace with God. Famous inmates included two notorious criminals—bank robber Willy Sutton and gangster Al Capone.

 

“The whole idea of the word penitentiary comes from the word penance,” explained Kunsman. “I became intrigued with Eastern State Penitentiary after reviewing Warden’s logbooks from the 1820s and 1830s at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Reproductions of these pages will be on display during the exhibition as they are the basis for the body of work.

“Although the prison emphasized principles of reform more than punishment, many of those jailed for long periods of time died or went insane. In my photos, you can see pictures of the warden’s corridor, a theater stage, solitary cells with single glass skylights representing the ‘Eye of God,’ and the small doorways, which forced prisoners to bow in penitence when leaving or entering their cell.”

A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Kunsman is a photographer, book artist, lecturer in NTID’s Visual Communications Studies Department and adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, and owner of Booksmart Studio in Rochester, N.Y.

The Dyer Arts Center, located at 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by request. For more information, go to dyerartscenter@rit.edu or call 585-475-6406. 

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Thou Art..., Will Give... ——Exhibition
Nov
21
to Jan 21

Thou Art..., Will Give... ——Exhibition

  • Dyer Arts Center, RIT/NTID (map)
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Haunting reflections from America’s first penitentiary in RIT Dyer Arts exhibition

Eric T. Kunsman’s revealing photographs focus on Warden’s logbooks from the 1830s

           

Eastern State Penitentiary (1829-1971) in Philadelphia, Pa.—once the most famous and expensive prison in the world—stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

During his 362 visits to the site, Eric T. Kunsman photographed America’s first penitentiary in a revealing essay featuring100 large format photographs on display in an exhibition spanning 11 years of work. “Thou Art . . . Will Give . . .” will be showcased from Nov. 21 through Jan. 21, in Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

An opening talk with Kunsman will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, followed by a reception from 4-8 p.m. A second discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. All events are free and open to the public.

According to Kunsman, the prison architecture designed by John Haviland was based on the state’s Quaker penal code instituted by William Penn, where each man or woman had to have a separate cell because isolation would give them time to ponder their mistakes and make peace with God. Famous inmates included two notorious criminals—bank robber Willy Sutton and gangster Al Capone.

 

“The whole idea of the word penitentiary comes from the word penance,” explained Kunsman. “I became intrigued with Eastern State Penitentiary after reviewing Warden’s logbooks from the 1820s and 1830s at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Reproductions of these pages will be on display during the exhibition as they are the basis for the body of work.

“Although the prison emphasized principles of reform more than punishment, many of those jailed for long periods of time died or went insane. In my photos, you can see pictures of the warden’s corridor, a theater stage, solitary cells with single glass skylights representing the ‘Eye of God,’ and the small doorways, which forced prisoners to bow in penitence when leaving or entering their cell.”

A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Kunsman is a photographer, book artist, lecturer in NTID’s Visual Communications Studies Department and adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, and owner of Booksmart Studio in Rochester, N.Y.

The Dyer Arts Center, located at 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by request. For more information, go to dyerartscenter@rit.edu or call 585-475-6406. 

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Peters Valley Workshop, Summer 2014- Pixel to the Bookshelf
Aug
1
to Aug 3

Peters Valley Workshop, Summer 2014- Pixel to the Bookshelf

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Peters Valley Workshop Summer 2014

 

Pixel to the Bookshelf: Making a book from the digital file to a bound book

 

This intensive workshop will take you through the entire process of designing a book from digital files to a bound book. A series of photographs or digital art will be laid out into a book utilizing Adobe InDesign and then printed using Epson printing technology. Participants will complete a proof layout to be reviewed by workshops participants before final printing. Upon completion each artist book will be bound before departing the workshop. Each artist book will be a case-bound book with a standard size of 9.5" x 10.5". No experience is necessary with InDesign or bookbinding but workshop participants need to bring a minimum of 20 digital files ready for layout. 

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"Digital Printing for Exhibition" Workshop at Peters Valley, School of Craft in NJ
Aug
16
to Aug 18

"Digital Printing for Exhibition" Workshop at Peters Valley, School of Craft in NJ

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Digital Printing for Exhibition

Eric Kunsman
August 16-18
  
This three day intensive workshop will focus on the output options for creating fine prints, worthy of any gallery, from your photographs or digital files. Individuals will leave feeling that they have complete control and understanding of the various aspects of digital output. The digital darkroom is controllable and one must make their own personal workflow to control all aspects of printing, topics will prepare one to take control of all variables associated with creating the "Fine Print." 
Level: Beginner and Beyond

Tuition:  $385

(tuition includes lunch during workshop)

Studio/Materials Fee:  $85

To register click here

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