A 2-day workshop for photographers demanding more from their digital negatives

This workshop is designed for people who want to go deeper into making custom digital negative curves. This doesn’t mean we’re going to nerd out on the math—that is why we have computers. I designed this system to be completely visual, and not require manual calculations or math on the part of the photographer.

We talk about what goes into making a good digital negative, and I take you step-by-step through my process to develop a set of profiles no matter what ink set or process you are using.

We will be using a standard Palladium and NA2 printing method but the process is transferable to any process you plan to use.

Topics will include:

  • Comparing different digital negative methods and curve creation techniques

  • Brief introduction to inkjet technology and Epson printers

  • Learning to see the differences between prints and develop the vocabulary to describe print quality

  • Printers, papers, inks, and color management settings for digital negatives

  • Easily build multi-grey digital negative profiles using my unique methods and software

  • Optimizing your files for printings—with special attention to sizing and sharpening

  • Basic introduction to platinum-palladium printing to demonstrate the profiling process


The workshop will be held in Michael A. Smith’s and Paula Chamlee’s unique home and studio in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Saturday 9:00AM–7:00PM and Sunday: 9:00AM–5:00PM.

* Requirements: the is a macOS only workshop for people using Epson printers and QuadToneRIP

* All participants will receive my QuadToneProfiler-Pro-DN software for macOS and a year of free updates and support


Travel, Meals, and Lodging

There will coffee, tea, and light pastries in the mornings, as well lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day. You will be responsible for breakfast and dinner. There are several good local restaurants we can recommend for dinner, and a good local coffee shop for breakfast.

I also provide a list of lodging options and directions based on how you’re traveling.

Questions before signing up?

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