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THE PERMAJET PRINT ACADEMY 2019... Create Excellence - Learn From The Best

A series of one or two day, photographic training courses conducted by a team of well-respected and highly knowledgeable Photographers and UK lecturers - 

  • Pete Johnson (LRPS),    Leigh Preston (FRPS)
  • Martin Addison (FRPS),    Clive Haynes (FRPS) 
  • Vicki-Lea Boulter (SWPPF),     Ken Busbridge (Fine Art & Giclee Commercial Printer)
  • Dave Lowe (ARPS, DPAGB)
  • Rod Wheelans (Hon. PAGB, FIPF, MPAGB, MFIAP),    Libby Smith (MPAGB, EFIAP)

The Academy courses are usually restricted to groups upto a maximum of 20 attendees ensuring in-depth and highly focused tuition across a range of topics and totally relevant to anyone wishing to improve their image capture, preparation or printing output...

PRINT WITH CONFIDENCE - DIGITAL PRINTING WORKSHOPS - Digital Inkjet Printing (in colour & monochrome) with PermaJet Papers and an Epson Printer (with an Eco-Flo CIS Ink System fitted) although Canon Printers are discussed and covered too! Understand the advantages of Colour Management and how to use ICC Profiles as well as explanations of using various tools within Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom for that all important perfect print output. Come away having learned how to not only print well but also reduce wasted paper, ink and time!

'RAGGED VICTORIANS' & BLACK COUNTRY PERIOD ACTOR PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION C/W PRINT WITH CONFIDENCE - DIGITAL PRINTING WORKSHOPS - We have teamed up with the ever popular "Ragged Victorians" who travel the length and breadth of the UK dressed as Victorian period actors. They will be joining us at the Gladstone Pottery Works in Stoke-on-Trent for the first time. We are also teaming up with some 1920's reenactors at the Black Country Living Museum for an authentic Black Country experience. Conducted over a weekend, this gives you astounding photographic opportunities beyond your usual images. Coupled with this, we include a day on our Digital Inkjet Printing course with PermaJet Papers and an Epson Printer All in all, two weekend photo training opportunities not to be missed!

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP & LIGHTROOM 4/5 PART COURSES - Covering a wide range of imaging techniques using the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. You will leave our premises with a great knowledge of all the useful tools to create images which reflect the power of the software package. With so much to learn, these courses are usually broken down into four or five parts across a 12 month period.

PRINTING IN MONOCHROME WITH CONFIDENCE - Discover the hidden power of Photoshop and your printer driver to generate printed Monochrome images that match the ones you used to get in your darkroom! B&W specialists, Pete Johnson, Dave Lowe & Leigh Preston take you through some simple and yet effective techniques.

INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY - FROM CAMERA TO IMAGE - Discover the beauty of IR photography for all seasons. Learn about camera choice and IR filter options. This course covers composition and exposure for IR, processing methods via Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera RAW and Adobe Photoshop. There will be some IR converted cameras to for you to try during a morning location shoot and also some on-lens IR filters for standard cameras to experiment with. Learn all the techniques from an Infrared photography specialist.

PORTRAITURE AS ART - Join PermaJet Brand Ambassador Vicki-Lea Boulter for a day of creating, learning, and fun using Adobe Photoshop. On this course you'll learn to create Avant Garde Portraiture, gaining new editing skills which will elevate your images to a whole new level. Vicki has quickly established herself as a Photoshop wizard using her special creative techniques to generate photographic art which is literally unbelievable.

THE HUMAN FORM PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - Another Vicki-Lea Boulter course special for a day of portraiture photography, image editing and live models discovering the full majestic nature of the human body. On this course you'll learn to create perfect portraiture as well as gaining new Adobe Photoshop editing skills which will elevate your images to a whole new level. Vicki will ensure you leave the event with one of your images printed on one of PermaJet's high quality inkjet papers.

All courses generally run from 10.30 am - 4.30 pm within our friendly academy environment (at our Stratford-upon-Avon premises, unless otherwise stated).
A full buffet lunch and regular beverages are included as standard.
(all dietary requirements can be catered for - please mention special requirements when booking).

Both online and telephone bookings are possible. Our Academy administrator, Louise Hill, is happy to assist with any course enquiries by contacting her on 01789 739207 or e-mailing her directly at: