Art of the Fine Print
Workshop with Cemal Ekin
June 17, 2017

Art of the Fine Print
Workshop with Cemal Ekin
June 17, 2017

Art of the Fine Print
Workshop with Cemal Ekin
June 17, 2017

Art of the Fine Print
Workshop with Cemal Ekin
June 17, 2017

Art of the Fine Print

Lecture, post production, workflow, printing, review and critique, 5 hours

  • Cemal Ekin, Photographer, Educator, Author, Mentor
  • At Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA) Gallery, 118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Providence RI 02903
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10am to 4pm
  • Class limited to 10 participants
  • Registration fee $250
  • PCPA members please email: for your additional discount before registering. More information about PCPA member discounts below.

Great images deserve the best presentation. The Art of the Fine Print workshop will demonstrate the best process to transform your digital images into gallery-quality prints.

In the five-hour Art of the Fine Print workshop participants work on their own photographs using Adobe Lightroom and learn to prepare their images for printing. Cemal will demonstrate the work environment, display calibration, making adjustments in Lightroom, producing the print, and evaluating it under proper viewing light. With Cemal’s guidance each participant will produce print(s) on an Epson printer using Red River papers. Cemal will provide print critique and how to make necessary corrections. Participants need to bring their laptop computers with Adobe Lightroom, 5.7, 6, or CC installed and their RAW or JPG images imported to a catalog. The preferred image format is RAW.

A professional digital inkjet printer, ink, and Red River Papers will be provided. Attendees will leave the workshop with at least two finished prints of their own images and some sample Red River Papers.

Sponsored by Red River Paper

Red River Paper offers many different photo inkjet paper surfaces and sizes that work well in virtually any printer, for many different customers for many different projects.

Workshop Agenda

Saturday morning 10 am to 12 noon

  • Meet Cemal and introductions for all attendees
  • Presentation and demonstration
    Cemal will present how to control ambient light in your work environment, how to create a fully color-managed workflow, approaches to paper selection, and more

Saturday 12 noon to 1pm

  • Break for lunch

Saturday afternoon 1 pm to 4pm

  • Guided hands-on Lightroom post production
    Participants will work hands-on to produce prints from their own photographs after making the proper adjustments in Lightroom
  • Printing
    Given that printing takes time, we will adhere to a predetermined protocol to produce prints from one (or two) computer(s) to make sure that everyone gets one to two prints, most likely on 11 x 14 inch Red River papers


  • We will finish with Q&A and discussion session


  • Control their work environment and equipment
  • Calibrate monitors for color and brightness and why
  • Have fully color managed printing workflow in Lightroom
  • Obtain paper/printer profiles and install them
  • Use the proper settings in Lightroom and printer dialog windows
  • Select paper for the desired output
  • Paper handling before printing
  • Loading paper
  • Properly view and critically evaluate the output under proper viewing light

What to Bring

  • Laptop computers with a relatively recent version of Lightroom, 5.7, 6, or CC installed
  • You can open an Adobe account and download a free 30 day trial of Lightroom CC here
  • Images imported into a Lightroom catalog
  • RAW images are preferred, but JPG images are OK
  • Journal or notebook

PCPA Member Discounts

PCPA members can apply their discounts to this workshop

  • Individual members $50 discount (once per annual dues)
  • Exhibiting and Supporting members $150 discount (once per annual dues)
  • Or, Exhibiting and Supporting members 20% off per workshop (not restricted but cannot combine with $150 discount)

About A. Cemal Ekin, PhD.

Cemal retired from Providence College in 2012 as Professor Emeritus. Teaching has been a great experience, affected my photography, and how I share what I know with others. That, in turn has helped me to learn more about photography, my photography, the art of photography.

Having been involved in photography for over 60 years, I am an interested, curious observer, fully self-taught photographer through practice, experimentation, failures, reading and looking at photographs. I write about photography to sharpen my understanding of it.

Digital photography has been a fertile ground for me since early 1990s. I learned the tools of this new world, Photoshop and Lightroom, to be totally comfortable in them. I enjoy sharing what I know in presentations, workshops, private mentoring and tutorials. My photographs present my vision and I keep an open mind about making all necessary adjustments to my photographs to convey my vision. Despite that, I strive to produce work that look “effortlessly done.”

I have had nine solo exhibits in multiple cities; issued limited and open edition folios; published photo books and magazines featuring my work. My prints are in the public and private collections in the USA and abroad. The prestigious magazine, LensWork published more than 70 photographs from my Infrared Earthscapes series in November 2011. I am included in the first edition of International Masters of Photography published in December 2012.

Festival Ballet Providence commissioned an original ballet inspired by and featuring a collection of my photographs of dried orchids. The ballet, Orchis, was performed on March 2013 and 2014 in Providence.

See Cemal’s photography and blog at his website.


Who is the workshop designed for?

  • Photographers who use Adobe Lightroom and want to learn the best workflow and printing features
  • Photographers who want to improve print quality

Where do I park?

  • There are metered 2-hour spaces on the street around the PCPA gallery
  • Parking is enforced during the week and on Saturdays
  • To avoid parking tickets, we suggest you park in the lot on the corner of North Main and Elizabeth Streets, 2 blocks from the gallery
  • DO NOT leave valuables in your car!

Is lunch provided?

  • No, lunch is at your expense. We think it’s good to have a break outside the workshop. There are many excellent cafes and restaurants across the street or within two blocks with a wide range of cuisine and cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled Workshops

  • If we are forced to cancel a workshop for any reason, your entire tuition will be transferred to another workshop or you can have it refunded to you.
  • For anyone traveling to workshops, we highly recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover your expenses in case of cancellation.

What does it take to cancel a workshop?

  • A lot. An act of God, really. If there’s rain in the forecast, snow in the forecast, thunderstorms in the forecast, we will typically still hold the workshop. This type of weather can make for some incredibly dramatic images and it’s not something we shy away from. In addition to that, we are cognizant of the fact that our students have purchase plane tickets, made hotel reservations, rented cars and even gear and canceling these things can be a big hassle (with or without travel insurance).
  • The only time we will ever cancel a workshop is if conditions are absolutely guaranteed to bring un-shootable and/or miserable conditions or some sort of (God forbid) family emergency that can’t be ignored. Again, if something like this happens we will work with you to move your registration to a later date or get you a full refund.

Personal Emergencies

  • If you have a personal emergency such as a death in the family, please contact us as soon as possible, we are willing to work with you to reschedule or refund your fee on a case-by-case basis.


  • Partnered workshops require a minimum number of participants. In the event we don’t sell out or reach our minimum we reserve the right to cancel the workshop. In this case your registration will be transferred to another workshop or a refund will be given.

About Providence Center for Photographic Arts

(formerly Peter Miller Fine Art)
Do you love photography? Are you looking for a way to connect with other photographers? Do you want to advance your skills? Exhibit your work? Get more involved in photo-based media? Become a member of PCPA!

PCPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, publications, education, and mutual support. We strive to advance our members’ careers, strengthen the appreciation of photo-based media, and foster dialogue around innovation in the arts.

Our talented member artists come from both the local Providence area and far beyond. PCPA is non-profit organization led by dedicated volunteers. We will run a full calendar of professional workshops, juried, group, and individual artist exhibits, member salons, and other activities throughout 2017. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

PCPA is located in the Russell House (built in 1772) in downtown Providence, around the corner from the Providence Art Club and across the street from Mill’s Tavern Restaurant at 118 North Main Street, 2nd floor. The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and by appointment.

Please contact or by phone at (401) 400-2542 with any questions.