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A masterpiece is the result of an artist’s individual authentic genius. That authenticity forms presence, the final result of light working on the forms of an object or scene. An examination of all great master painters and photographers in history shows that this specific relationship of light on form creating presence in the print is the key element of an authentic masterpiece. This workshop advocates this relationship and lays out the perceptual and technical skills necessary to practice and achieve presence.
We start with a detailed explanation of presence and show how it operates in both old master paintings and photographs. You will spend three days learning and practicing the perceptual and photographic skills necessary to achieve presence. These include special exercises designed to increase presence in an image and learning perceptual correction skills and tools on the computer using the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. The emphasis is on the living process of perception and presence, not the complication of imaging tools and techniques. The last two days will be spent on printing inkjet photographs for presence achieved in the images.
The workshop encompasses very advanced perceptual practice with simple tools: Tools that are simple, elegant, and few, and yet complete enough to create any effect of light and form we need to produce presence. Advanced seeing, simple tools. Digital Masters: B&W Printing: Creating the Digital Master Print, by George DeWolfe, is the text for this workshop.