Australian documentary photographer and Leica Akademie Instructor Nick Rains shares his entire workflow from capturing fine images in the field through to editing, post processing, cataloguing and finally to making high quality prints. Nick believes that a photograph can only be properly appreciated as a fine print, and so everything he does in capturing images leads towards making good prints for either display or publication.
There is nowhere to hide if you make it your goal to make good prints – small web images and social media shared images can hide a multitude of sins. Aim instead for a good print, and even if you don’t end up actually making one your technique had better be up to the challenge.
Topics covered include:
Documentary and Travel Photography – Controlling the Uncontrollable.
Shooting image sets or stories
Editing and cataloguing in the field
Image Sweetening – using Adobe Lightroom and a ‘pinch’ of Photoshop
How printing works – colour management etc.
Preparing an image for print
Paper types and printer choice
Creating the final print
Who should take this workshop? Anyone who would like to lift their game in travel or documentary photography and those who would like to find out more about what happens next, after you press the shutter button. Nick’s approach has something for everyone, whether professional or committed enthusiast, and, whilst Nick chooses to use Leica cameras, this workshop is for anyone with a decent camera who would like to get the most out of it.
About the instructor
Nick Rains is the Principal Instructor for Leica Akademie Australia. He brings thirty years of broad experience as a professional photographer to his role, and he remains a working photographer, shooting assignments around Australia and the rest of the world.
Nick is a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and is a National Judge at the annual Australian Professional Print Awards (APPA). In 2002 Nick was awarded Australian Geographic magazine’s Photographer of the Year and continues to shoot assignments for the magazine all around Australia.
Post-production is another of Nick’s strengths, he is an acknowledged Photoshop and Lightroom expert and has been involved in teaching advanced courses in these two industry leading applications for the past five years. Nick is also a skilled printer, making fine prints for exhibitions and often takes on consulting roles with inkjet manufacturers.
Internationally known for his photography and teaching, this is the first time the Leica Akademie in North America has been able to offer a complete day of photography and printing instruction with Nick Rains!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who would like to lift their game in travel or documentary photography and those who would like to find out more about what happens next, after you press the shutter button. Nick’s approach has something for everyone, whether professional or committed enthusiast, and, whilst Nick chooses to use Leica cameras, this workshop is for anyone with a decent camera who would like to get the most out of it.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Working knowledge of your camera and interest in making the best prints.
Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
A catered lunch is included in your fee. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions, when you register.