This is one of the best workshops I have taken in any field of expertise during my entire life ...

This is one of the best workshops I have taken in any field of expertise during my entire life ... and I've been teaching and taking workshops for a quite while!

What made it so good and why should you not miss out on taking this workshop if you get a chance?

- The excellent in-depth knowledge of the instructor. You could tell within minutes that R. Mac Holbert is at the top of his field and that he achieved his knowledge through years of "in the trenches" practical experience and a great passion for creating the best possible digital fine art output from any given image.

- All of the most important conceptual information was presented on the first day, giving us a great foundation for the rest of the workshop, which was spent in the practical application of this material on our own images.

- Mac is also a great teacher both in his classroom presentations and in his one-on-one work with students. He helped us to really see our own images and to analyze them. He asked us what we wanted to improve about them, and to discover additional things that could make our images better. He then showed us techniques for getting the absolute best out of our own photographic work.

- It was inspiring to see where we started with images that, of course, we thought were some of our best, or ones that we had been struggling with, and to see the quantum leap they could make after analyzing them and applying techniques we learned in the workshop. Mac also used student images to demonstrate advanced techniques in the presentation sections of the workshop. When we compared the before and after versions all we could say was "Wow!"

So, if you want to get the very best you can from the images that you have captured in your own unique style and you want yourself and others to say "Wow!" and be moved by them once they've been optimized, then take this workshop!

Susie Parrent
susiepa@hotmail.com

John Paul and Mac have mastered their field to a degree comparable to a University Professor

JP and Mac,

I would tell the world  "John Paul and Mac have mastered their field to a degree comparable to a University Professor in her/his area of expertise.  Further, they teach with a deep passion for the creativity their work enables."

Thanks again for a great week,

Glenn Bacon

It all made so much sense!

WOW! Your Palm Springs Photo Festival presentation on Fine Art Workflow was an eye-opener. It all made so much sense! You've changed the way I work on an image. My prints have never looked better!

Thanks! Duncan Allison
duncanallison@gmail.com

What a treat it was to have you share strategies and perform magic before our very eyes...

What a treat it was to have you share strategies and perform magic before our very eyes with our photographs in your Fine Art Digital Work flow class. Lots of food for thought that will take time to digest. I appreciate your enthusiasm, expertise and willingness to share knowledge.

Diana Standing
dianas@mind.net

...What a privilege to take a workshop from one of the masters in the field!

Now I know where I am trying to go
What a privilege to take a workshop from one of the masters in the field! Mac Holbert showed me what to aspire to. I realize it will take lots of practice and experimentation, but now I have a clear vision of the goal. Besides that, Mac's love of the art is contagious, and I'm even more excited about the possibilities than I was before.
 
Matt Witt
mattwitt@theworksite.org

I highly recommend this workshop to anyone working with digital images!

This last weekend I attended the Fine Art Digital Workflow Workshop with R. Mac Holbert. I had the opportunity to attend this same workshop last year, came away with many helpful techniques, and again, left with my brain full of information! Because there is such a wealth of information presented, attending a second time allowed me to revisit in-depth the information I learned the first time, but didn't quite understand. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone working with digital images! You won't be disappointed.

Julie Young
julie@lunaazuldesign.com

 

I left feeling that I was about to begin a new chapter in my image making! An absolute life changing experience!

I wanted to congratulate you and Epson on a fantastic and educational event!. I have attended 5 workshops in the past 12 months and the Epson Print Academy put them all to shame! Although I found all the presentations to be excellent I was particularly inspired by Mr. Holbert's workflow presentation. I left feeling that I was about to begin a new chapter in my image making! An absolute life changing experience! I won't ramble on any more but I do hope you will pass on my gratitude and appreciation to everyone who made for such a great day.

Best,

Peter Miles
pmiles79@gmail.com

The course was fantastic!

I spent most of 4 days with Mac Holbert at his Fine Art Digital Printmaking course at the Art Wolfe Digital Photography Center in Seattle in September, 2008. The course was superb because of Mac's willingness to share his knowledge, because of the energy he brought to the teaching environment and because of his inherent creativity in the visual realm. Digital fine art printmaking involves the intersection of image editing, color management and understanding the realm of paper. You will benefit from Mac's expertise if you have some knowledge of Photoshop/Lightroom: at least basic knowledge of layers, masks and blending modes. If you are accomplished at these LR/PS tasks, well then you have an opportunity to benefit even more from more advanced aspects of Mac's creative knowledge and insight. As long as you have a reasonable understanding of how to create images in which you have interest, taking the time to learn from Mac Holbert will improve your ability to present your images on paper... or in any other medium.... guaranteed.

Michael Stadius
washwyo50@gmail.com

You inspired every single person in the room and made each of our images look professional and radiant.

I seldom treat myself to a workshop, but I knew from first meeting you that your workshop was not to be missed. You gave me a whole new way of looking at my photography and widened my vision of what is possible for me to create. You were very generous in sharing your expertise that you had earned over the past 18 years and were very patient with my questions, even though my knowledge of Photoshop was much less than the others in the workshop. You inspired every single person in the room and made each of our images look professional and radiant. As a result of your teaching, I am already committing myself to a new way of working with my images and am excited at the possibilities that await me. Thanks so much for your pioneer spirit and generosity. It is no wonder that your original press from the early days of Nash Editions is in the Smithsonian

Cathy DeForest
cathy@gallerydeforest.com

For me this was a terrific experience.

For me this was a terrific experience. Mac is amazing. He, quite simple, knows more than anyone I know about how to make a terrific print. He was incredibly patient with those of us who had had less experience with high level printing. Made me so much more aware of what I could do with an image. I learned more than I ever expected to learn.

Marilyn Gell Mason
mailto:m.g.mason@earthlink.net

I came away with little tidbits that alone were worth the whole workshop, big moments of possibilities, and a new appreciation for how much photography has changed in the digital age...

Thank you SO much for the SOPF workshop you led yesterday.  It was a long day for you -- and you had to be "on" all day long -- and you gave each of us so much. Thank you!  In addition to the workflow techniques and major meaty info you shared with us, I came away with little tidbits that alone were worth the whole workshop, big moments of possibilities, and a new appreciation for how much photography has changed in the digital age...and how much I need to change  I shot film from the 1980s and still have my film cameras, though I use them less and less.  I bought my first digital SLR about 1-1/2 to 2 years ago.  There is SO much to learn!!  The biggest thing I took away from yesterday, Mac, is that I need a huge attitude shift.  I LOVE digital capture but resist and avoid time in front of the computer -- I just hate every minute I spend in front of the computer, as if it's taking me away from my real work.  I can see after yesterday that I really need to change that attitude -- that being in front of the computer IS my real work, or at least a big part of it, and I need to get to a peaceful place with that if I am to continue.  So thanks for the information, the inspiration and the ah-ha.  
 
Darlene Lyon Kruse
www.darlene-lyon-kruse-studios.com

Your workshop opened up so many new ways of approaching my workflow...

Thank YOU! Your workshop opened up so many new ways of approaching
my workflow that I can't wait to dive in. The workshop was lively and your enthusiasm
was infectious. Thank you so much for your generous offering. 

David Winston
http://www.davidlorenzwinston.com

.... that was an amazing experience

Thank you Mac , that was an amazing experience, open my eyes towards very effective and creative way of working with digital images. Now I totally get what you mean now about work flow and not falling back into old habits. I think this will improve my techniques a whole lot more.

Thanks A Million

Vitaly Geyman
vitaly@mind.net

Your presentation and the content was a real eye opener for me.

Your presentation and the content was a real eye opener for me. It made me see how I have either been doing the wrong thing, or worse, not doing anything for the past 8 years. I printed out the info you provided us and plan to make it a part of my regular workflow. I can promise you that I will NOT go back to my old way of working.

Again, I appreciate your artistic sensibility. Your ways are gentle, but meaningful.

Julie Young
julie@lunaazuldesign.com

Thanks again for the amazing workshop! 

Thanks again for the amazing workshop!  I don't attend too many workshops because I generally enjoy the challenge of teaching myself and learning through the kindness of others, as you put it.  However, your workshop was by far the most enlightening, energizing and useful 8 hours I have ever spent improving my digital photography work flow, either in a workshop or on my own.  As a full time nature and landscape photographer I spend a vast amount of my days digitally processing images, reading about how to digitally process images or talking with other photographers about digitally processing images.  I came away from your workshop with many new techniques, better ways to use the techniques I already had, and most importantly, a structure for organizing my work flow for optimum efficiency, control, quality and creativity.

Sean Bagshaw
www.OutdoorExposurePhoto.com