"Digital Printing Workflow & Paper Choice"
by Cemal Ekin, MNEC-RI
Sponsored by Red River Paper
Monday, October 3, 7:30 PM

his presentation is meant to fit in with the Fine arts group, Print group and Print competition. Sponsored by RED RIVER PAPER our speaker will discuss all types of paper while showing you while is available for you to use in your own printing. He states ‘creating printed work is both a challenge and a great reward for photographers. Printed photographs are not limited to the museum or gallery walls, they can be proudly presented on the walls of your home or those of art lovers’.

Printing workflow has potential pitfalls that can be avoided with reasonable ease once they are understood. The paper selection is one such variable. This presentation will cover the overall printing workflow and particularly focus on paper choices.

Participants will get a chance to see the sample prints up close, handle them to get a feel for the substrate and the surface. After the presentation there will be a few door prizes donated by our sponsor.

Our presenter joins us from Rhode Island where he retired from Providence College as Professor Emeritus of Marketing after 36 years of service there. He states- ‘Teaching has been a terrific experience for me and has influenced how I share what I know about photography’. He has been involved in photography for over 60 years, but switching to digital photography around mid 1990s has proved to be a very fertile ground for him. He writes about photography to sharpen his understanding of it. He states-‘I have very eclectic interests in photography from salt and pepper shakers to architecture, from landscapes to flowers, from people to macro photography. I photograph my experiences, I photograph life and what grabs my attention’. Recently a collection of dried orchid blossoms gave birth to a ballet Orchis. It was performed first in 2013 and then again in 2014 featuring my photographs as an integral part of the performance. He learned the tools of this new world, Photoshop and Lightroom and enjoys sharing what he knows in presentations, workshops, private mentoring and tutorials.

Cemal has had nine solo exhibits in three different states, issued limited and open edited folios, and published photo books and magazines featuring his work. His prints can be found in public and private collections in the USA and abroad. Please visit his website www.keptlight.com to view his work and learn more about our speaker.