CM Nat Geo & FirstLight Absaroka Workflow & Printing Workshops
FirstLight held our printing workshop, July 3-8, 2016 at the Absaroka Ranch, in Dubois Wyoming. Along with printing guru Frank Varney, we hosted a sold-out workshop built around photographing the incredible scenery and western lifestyle on this western town.
Printing is the natural final product of the shooting process, and many never get to experience the pleasure of seeing their photographic efforts come to fruition in a beautifully managed 13 x 19” print.
Moab/Legion Paper provided their really incredible Juniper Baryta Rag 305 paper for our participants. This is one of the first digital media that I’ve seen that has the texture, feel and look of a traditional darkroom print. It’s got an incredible sheen to it, similar to how a glossy paper would look when dried matte. Without question, it’s my new favorite printing paper.
Our great sponsor Olympus provided E-M1 bodies along with 12-40mm, 40-150mm and a couple of the just released 300mm f4 Pro lenses. I’ve been using this system since its release, and I’m a total and enthusiastic advocate for the Micro Four Thirds system. I know a couple of our particpants were swayed over to “the light side.”
To transfer images from our participants to print, we used Lexar flash drives…never have had a problem with their media…
These are just a few images shot during this workshop, please visit FirstLightWorkshop.com soon for updates on our future workshops.