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Train to Print Ragged Victorians Weekend - Didcot, Oxfordshire

A PermaJet Print Academy favourite...

“FROM TRAIN TO PRINT WITH RAGGED VICTORIANS” - A super weekend event...Now partnered with the Ragged Victorian Period Actors

This year, PermaJet Print Academy is teaming up with the ever-popular "Ragged Victorians" period actor group and Timeline Events re-enactors to provide a unique weekend of photography and learning. Photographers of all levels can experience the day out focusing on British transport and 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 three similar events last year, we are pleased to announce we are repeating the event during 2018 to provide a combined photography and print experience, taking place over the weekend of - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2018 - at the spiritual home of the Great Western Railway - Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ.


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 your hotel, the De Vere, Milton Hill near Abingdon.  The evening will be a relaxed affair with time to enjoy a nice meal at the hotel, as well as a short presentation of work with Pete and Leigh. This will culminate in an informal questions and answers session.


Waking up refreshed after a good night’s sleep, Sunday sees the second phase in the 'Train to Print' weekend hosted at the hotel venue. Over the day, you will learn everything you need to know to produce exhibition quality prints with tutors Leigh Preston FRPS and Pete Johnson LRPS.

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 "Train to Print" 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 a very high demand course with a limited number of places and so please book early to avoid disappointment.