UNDERSTANDING COLORS – from taking photos to printing the perfect image

A workshop from POPCAP & Artificial Image

Modern cameras take much away from photographers, often leaving the impression that they provide a substitute for technical knowledge and ability, and that the photographer need therefore only compose and take the photo. This misconception means that a lot of photographers fail to properly engage with the technical aspects of photography. When the image is made, the file is transmitted into the digital workflow, and the photographer misses the opportunity to consciously influence the photographic process.

Print service providers face similar challenges. Even if their equipment is perfectly configured, they often receive files that make it difficult to produce correct or good print results for clients. At the same time, images are now more than ever being shown in printed form, within a booming photo book market, growing festival scene and in exhibitions. It is therefore important for photographers to create the best possible image files in order to achieve the perfect image results for book, wall, and also for digital contexts. And it is precisely for this reason that an understanding of colour is essential.

This workshop translates colour into words. The best results will be achieved quickly using specifically chosen tools and relevant theoretical knowledge. All procedures will be demonstrated in a plausible and sustainable manner.

Workshop participants will learn how to convert the perfect digital colours into the perfect printed image, using their own cameras and images. Course content will be taught both theoretically and practically.

TARGET GROUP

The workshop is aimed at professional photographers (journalism, advertising, fashion, art) as well as print service providers who wish to provide their clients with a more reliable and consistent product in line with international standards. The workshop is also directed at advertising agencies and graphic design studios who wish to ensure a standardised colour workflow. Participants are expected to be present on all course days.

Participants are requested to send files in advance which they consider to be ready for production. During the workshop we will work with and on these files.

Up-load form: https://secure.jotformpro.com/POPCAP/Academy_Lagos

FACILITATORS

BEN FUGLISTER (POPCAP/PICLET) Benjamin_Fuegliste

Benjamin Füglister was born in 1978 in Switzerland and is an artist and cultural entrepreneur. He has lived in Berlin, Germany since the conclusion of his studies at the School of Art in Basel, Switzerland and at the School of Art in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In his artistic practice he addresses social conventions and their visual transformation, with a particular focus on photography as an interface for and visualisation of the variation of the human image. Füglister has worked as part of the editorial team at European Photography magazine since 2006 and in 2009 founded piclet.org, a platform for hand-picked photographic portfolios and a directory for photography festivals, magazines and institutes. He is the founder of POPCAP, the piclet.org Prize Africa, awarded annually since 2012. Füglister regularly reviews works at international photography festivals such as PhotoIreland, Eyes-On – Month of Photography in Vienna and Voies OFF. In 2014 he was a member of the judging panel for the FotoBookFestival Dummy Award in Kassel, Germany, and has worked as a nominator for the prestigious Prix Pictet since 2015.

www.popcap.cc

www.piclet.org

www.benjaminfueglister.com


 

MICHAEL MARIA MULLER (ARTIFICIAL IMAGE, BERLIN)  michael

Since the early 1990s Michael Maria Müller has experimented with digital techniques; modifying them, developing them, and defying trends by sticking to certain tried and trusted techniques rather than using new print methods that do not herald comparably good results. His particular focus has always been on the papers used to print photographs, at times even using papers that others have not yet dared go near.

Although he works as a photographer, his domain has always been the laboratory. His special flair for colour depths and surfaces, materials and nuances of exposure has earned him the international esteem of a large number of major contemporary artists. He is perhaps most comparable to the great Pierre Gassmann, also an experienced photographer who worked from the 1930s onwards as a laboratory technician for the Magnum photo agency elite.

Müller gathered a vast array of experiences during his time working in various photo-industries and on different continents – experiences that have been slowly merging together in his Berlin laboratory Artificial Image for many years. He considers it particularly important that his work be understood not as an hermetic room in which the viewer is presented with a fait accompli, but rather as a forum for professional advice and exchange of expertise.

In the long-term he is pursuing the idea of ​​an open workshop in which photographers will have access to sophisticated, high-quality equipment, as well as expert advice, and in which workshop managers will be offered an insight into the variety of possibilities available to photographers through individual photographic coaching sessions and workshops.

His wealth of professional experience is not tied to one place, and Müller is therefore also available to interested individuals (for consultation) at his second home in Mombasa. Photography enthusiasts who find themselves there should definitely take advantage of this unique opportunity.

www.artificialimage.de

www.michaelmariamueller.net


 

DATE

17 – 19 SEPTEMBER, 2015

FACILITATORS

BEN FUGLISTER (POPCAP/PICLET),

MICHAEL MARIA MULLER (ARTIFICIAL IMAGE, BERLIN)

VENUE

GOETHE INSTITUT, NIGERIA, CITY HALL

30 CATHOLIC MISSION STREET

LAGOS ISLAND

REQUIREMENT

SUBMIT A SELF PORTRAIT, LETTER OF INTEREST AND BIO TO

[email protected]

 AND ALSO UPLOAD THE ONLINE FORM:

Up-load form: https://secure.jotformpro.com/POPCAP/Academy_Lagos

SPACES OPEN FOR ONLY 8 PARTICIPANTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

THE NLELE INSTITUTE, 44 LADIPO BATEYE STREET

GRA IKEJA,

LAGOS

EMAIL: [email protected]

TEL: 07055517026

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