James went into printmaking during the peak of his commercial photography career in 2007 when he joined the Master Photographers Association (MPA), because he realised the impending skillset gap as the entire photography industry makes the switch to being digital-based. Suddenly, the start-to-finish photography workflow which used to involve many different specialists became the job of the photographers themselves. Thus James spent the last 12 years accumulating knowledge and experience in color management and printing to help fellow professionals guard against dropping product quality due to workflow problems.
His quest has always been to create excellent prints that can bring out the best of an image, and that goal has lead him to be recognised as one of the best printmakers in the region. He has been entrusted to handle critical and high profile images, be technical consultant in various fields to the government and a university lecturer to help raise the next generation of imaging professionals.
In this workshop James will be focusing on helping intermediate-to-advanced photographers understand the deeper workings of the digital workflow, spot gaps in current workflows, reinforce the foundations of the craft, and how to create a finished print of their images.
Workshop proudly supported by EIZO, ILFORD, Prima Imaging and Canon.