How-to Print on the Canon iPF6100: 10 am Sat, Sep 7

This orientation is open only to PhotoMidwest members. Learn how to use PhotoMidwest’s Canon iPF6100 large format printer. The iPF6100 uses pigment inks on up to 24” wide paper and can handle both sheet inkjet paper and rolls of paper. The length it can print is limited only by the paper length. If you want to print a 30 foot long by 2 foot high panorama, the iPF6100’s ability to use roll paper would permit this.

This orientation should enable members to come in any time the building is open and print on this printer.

For more details and to sign-up (mandatory!) go to How-to Print on the Canon iPF6100 Printer in the online Store.

Scanning Your Prints, Color Slides, & Negatives, 10 am - 1 pm Sat, Sep 14

Do you have family or other important photographs, color transparency slides, or negatives that you want to preserve and share? If so, this class is for you. After completing this class you should be able to use PhotoMidwest's scanners (if you are a PhotoMidwest member) or your own scanner to make your own high-quality scans.

PhotoMidwest president and professional photographer Sean Lamb will review the issues in reflective vs transparency scanning, file formats, and scanner resolution. Learn how to use VueScan, a low cost but full-featured scanning program that supports 100’s of different scanners, including some that are no longer supported by the scanner’s manufacturer.

Learn more about this class and enroll in Scanning Your Prints, Color Slides, and Negatives on the PhotoMidwest Store page.

Black & White Film, Beyond the Basics: Saturdays, Sep 21, 28 & Oct 5, 12

Take your black and white film developing and printing skills to the next level. This class provides more in-depth darkroom experiences printing 35mm or larger negatives. Classes are supplemented with additional darkroom time outside class time. In-class critiques of their finished prints will be in more depth.

You will be introduced to 120mm roll film and sheet film, fiber-based paper printing, and processing for archival printing. Students will work independently in the darkroom outside of the class meetings.

Students Experience Level: Completion of (Re)Discover B&W Film class or equivalent B&W film class. Knowledge of camera functions, e.g. shutter, aperture, etc. Students determine what they want to learn in the class (camera formats, fiber paper, etc.).

To learn more about this class and to enroll, go to Black and White Film, Beyond the Basics in the online Store.

How-to Print on the Epson 3880 & 4900: 10 am to Noon, Sat, Sep 28

This orientation is open only to PhotoMidwest members. Learn how to use PhotoMidwest’s Epson 3880 & 4900 printers. These use pigment inks on up to 17” wide paper and can handle flat media such as poster board up to 1.5mm thick and 16” wide. The 4900 can also use paper rolls, enabling you to make longer prints than available sheet papers. This orientation should enable members to come in any time the building is open and use these printers.

Due to the time and expertise it may take to initially get your computer on the network and load the printer drivers, this will be scheduled several days before the class starts.

For more details and to sign-up (mandatory!) go to How-to Print on the Epson 3880 & 4900 in PhotoMidwest's online Store.

Intro to Lightroom: 6:30 pm - 9 pm Tue Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28

Do you want a hands-on introduction to Adobe Lightroom, the powerful but comparatively easy to use post-image capture processing software? Veteran PhotoMidwest instructor John Lorimer will guide you on how to use Adobe Lightroom including pitfalls to avoid. The class is limited to a maximum of 10 students to ensure the best learning experience.

For more details and to enroll, go to Introduction to Adobe Lightroom in PhotoMidwest's online Store.

The Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing. Starts Tue, Oct 15

This class covers a Taoistic approach to photography; unhurried, relaxed seeing. It is intended for advanced amateur or semi-professional photographers. You should be confident in both your camera work and also in your post-processing skills in your software of choice. Participants should be open to new insights and being bold in their photography.

For more information and to enroll, go to The Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing in the online PhotoMidwest Store.

Color Management & Printing: 9 am - 1 pm Saturdays, Oct 26 & Nov 2

Did you ever make a print that was too dark or had the wrong shade of color? This class covers the basic information you will need to make a digital injet print that will thrill you.

You will calibrate your laptop display and then print images using custom paper profiles on PhotoMidwest's printers. You will leave the class with a handful of beautiful prints and, most importantly, the confidence to make your own prints which you will happy to exhibit. The enrollment includes $15 of printing on PhotoMidwest's printers.

To learn more and to enroll, go to Color Management and Printing in PhotoMidwest's online Store.