Working with Digital Images with Tim Durham – Dublin

June 16, 2016 – June 16, 2016

Visual Artists Ireland

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Tim Durham Science Gallery 2009This day-long workshop is about the processes of preparing and storing digital image files (most often photographs). The session will present best practice in relation to Photoshop, Apple’s Photos and Media Pro software packages. These three packages are used for demonstration purposes only. If you use another software package the principles learnt on one package will cross over to another. This workshop will cover the when, why and how of preparing digital image files looking at two distinct areas: file formatting and file storage/cataloguing. Time will also be given to the calibration of computer screens.

Participants wishing to attend should have some basic familiarity with creating, saving and finding files on their pc or Apple computer, and preparing images for attachment to emails, etc. Participants may, if they wish, bring a laptop to this event.

Please note that this session will be delivered through a presentation and demonstration of the processes to the group as a whole. As time is limited, 1-to-1 tuition will not be possible. However there will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Digital image file formatting will address: file formats (jpg, tif, psd); bit depth (8 or 16); profiles (sRGB, Adobe RGB (1998) and ProPhoto); when to convert and when to assign profiles; if and when you should create cmyk profiles; and resizing images. The session will demonstrate how to prepare digital image files for a range of uses such as: online (website, email, online submissions), presentations (digital projection) and for printing (catalogues, books and prints).

Digital image file storage/cataloguing will look at: file management; the hierarchical nature of computer file structures; file and folder naming; organising storage around date or theme; duplication of images for editing and adding metadata e.g. copyright, artist, contact details, details of subject photographed.

Computer screen calibration: To ensure that what we see on the computer screen is an accurate representation of the digital image file.

Tim Durham is a photographic artist. He holds an MFA (Photography) from the University of Ulster. He is interested in architectural interiors, boundaries and borders, the etymology of words and portraiture. For the past 10 years he has been teaching artists how to photograph their own work.


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