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A totally brand new PermaJet Print Academy venue and experience...


This year, PermaJet Print Academy is teaming up with the ever-popular "Ragged Victorians" period actors to provide a unique weekend of photography and learning. Photographers of all levels can experience the day out focusing on the history, sights and sounds of the potteries and its industrial heritage dating back to the Victorian era - coupled with the realism of the period actors, the on-site photography opportunities are endless.

Following the fantastic success of similar past events, we are pleased to launch this new event during 2019 to provide a combined photography and print experience, taking place over the weekend of - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2019 - at the spiritual home of one of the World renowned pottery cities - Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST3 1PQ.


Starting at 10.00am, the group of Ragged Victorians will be posing and re-enacting scenes in locations with unprecedented access that will allow unhindered photography whilst you learn vital new skills and techniques from the team.

This day has been designed to offer you an insight into an area of photography that many photographers would otherwise not have, with a mix of set scenes with and without period actors, outdoors and indoors, along with industrial architecture and heritage all set in this wonderful location that has stood the test of time for well over a hundred and fifty years.

After a full day of photography you will retire to a local hotel (single overnight room included in the course price), with optional dinner and breakfast choices (for an additional charge).


Waking up refreshed after a good night’s sleep and after breakfast, Sunday sees the second phase in the 'Pottering around weekend" hosted in comfortable surroundings at the same hotel. During the day, you will learn everything you need to know to produce exhibition quality prints with tutors Leigh Preston FRPS and Pete Johnson LRPS (as well being well looked after with refreshments and supplied with a light lunch).

All the following topics will be covered in an informative way at a pace to suit you:

  • Monitor and printer colour management
  • File size and image quality;
  • 8 bit vs 16 bit images; 
  • Getting the best from your digital files; 
  • Digital contact printing; 
  • Adjustment layers;
  • Sharpening & Interpolation;
  • Importing and saving files;
  • Using and converting RAW files; 
  • Printer problems and solutions; 
  • Installing and using ICC profiles for consistent colour and quality; 
  • Test printing & Advanced black and white features for specialist monochrome printing and the use of PermaJet papers.

Take advantage of the incredible PermaJet deals, exclusively available to "Pottering Around" photographers.

Each day will last from 10.00am - 4.30pm, including buffet lunch and refreshments as well as the cost of the overnight hotel room stay for one person (additional charges applicable for breakfast and dinner options).

This fabulous two day event, including everything above is only £299.00 per person. It is usually a very high demand type of course with a limited number of places and so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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ATRAIN243 Pottering Ragged Weekend-Stoke DATE- 12th-13th October 2019 £249.17 £299.00

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