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An optimised photography workflow from Pixels to Pigment

Learn from and experienced educatorAn experienced educator, photographer Martin Bailey has shared his knowledge and love of photography with the world in over 400 audio and video Podcasts, and taught photography, colour management and printing first hand to workshop and seminar participants around the globe.

Martin’s in-depth understanding of digital colour management, and ability to effectively share this knowledge, led to his inclusion into X-Rite’s elite Coloratti and he is also the author of the Craft & Vision ebook “Making The Print : Printing Techniques for the Digital Photographer (A Masterclass)“.

Who is This For?

Lightroom users will gain the most from this seminar, but photographers of all levels, using the software of your choice, will come away with some gems that will transform your shooting experience and digital workflow.

You will learn how to...

No worries if you’re just getting started. Although we’ll assume a basic understanding of your camera gear and computer, straightforward terms and practical demonstrations will bring you up to speed in no time, and we build on that to the point that there’s still plenty to learn, even for the most advanced photographer.

Everyone will come away with a streamlined, colour managed digital workflow and we’ll remove any frustration that you might have had with your printing in the past too.

Small Groups in Studio

Since taking this workshop on the road in 2012, we have continued to receive requests to add new locations, which we hope to do in the future. In the meanwhile, you can get what is perhaps the most personalised and valuable Pixels 2 Pigment to date, right in the MBP Studio in Chofu, Tokyo (20 minutes west of Shinjuku on the Keio Line).

The group size is a minimum of three to a maximum of four participants, so it’s close and personal. Each participant will get first hand experience using professional color management tools, printing with a Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350 24″ large format printer, and everyone will take home at least one print of your own photograph or one of Martin’s photos if you have a favourite that you’d like to have a part in creating. See the Itinerary below for a rough outline of what we’ll cover.

Two Full Days

This is a two day workshop from 9:30am to 6:00pm on both days and is usually a weekend, though groups can be any two consecutive days that suit both your group and Martin’s schedule.

Price and Booking - Next Scheduled P2P Workshop – May 17-18, 2014 (FULL)

The price for the in-studio P2P workshop is ¥50,000 (plus tax if you live in Japan) inclusive of lunch and beverages during the two days of the workshop, and at least one large format print or 20×30″ canvas gallery wrap for you to take home. The gallery wrap materials are kindly provided by Breathing Color.

The next scheduled P2P workshop will be held on May 17-18, 2014. To book your place, please pay for the workshop using the button below. If we do not reach the minimum participants required (three) within 7 days prior to the start date, you will receive a full refund.

If you’d prefer to pay via bank transfer, please select the “Pay Offline with a Credit Card Authorization Form or Bank Transfer” option when checking out. Our bank details will be emailed to you with your order confirmation. Note that your workshop fees will be payable no later than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

Please note that the May 17-18 in-Studio workshop is now full. Please drop us a line with the button below if you’d like us to let you know of any cancellations or to discuss setting up a new date.

Reserve Your Place

(Please select Japanese Yen (¥) from the pulldown in the shopping cart before checking out.)

Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel your workshop for any reason, you will receive a full refund up to 14 days prior to the workshop start date. From 13 to 7 days prior to the start date, you will receive a 75% refund. From 7 to 5 days prior to the workshop you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the start time for the workshop or just don’t turn up, there will be no refund.

Initiating a New Workshop

To initiate an in-studio Pixels 2 Pigment workshop, if you can bring a group of 3 to 4, all we need to do is decide on the dates. If you would like to take part in a workshop but aren’t a group, contact us and let us know that you are interested. We’ll set a date based on your schedule and see if we can get enough other participants signed up to make it a “go!” for you.

Contact us to Initiatiate a New In-Studio P2P Workshop!

Future Pixels 2 Pigment Workshop Information

There are currently no international workshops planned, but they will happen again at some point in the future. To receive notification on this and future Tokyo in-studio workshops as details are released, please sign up for our Tour & Workshops newsletter with the button below. You can unsubscribe at any time with links that will be included in every newsletter.

Itinerary (We can customise this as required for in-studio workshops)

Day One Day Two
Introduction Monitor Calibration Creating a Gallery Wrap #2 Backup & Storage
- Workflow efficiency goals - Why? When? How? - Laminate Canvas Prints - Local / Off-site / Cloud Backup
  - Create profiles   - Portfolios / Print Storage
Capture (Creating the Pixels!)   Lightroom Workflow  
- Exposure Printer Profiling - Image Review and Selection Up-Sizing for Print
- Shooting Techniques - Printing Patch Sheets - Image editing in LR4 - Using onOne Perfect Resize 8
- ColorChecker Passport - Scanning Patch Sheets    
    B&W w/ Silver Efex Pro Create Prints
Import into Lightroom Preparing to Print - Workflow - Output prints (for those not
- Presets and Task Optimization - Soft Proofing - Tips & Techniques creating gallery wraps)
- Organizing Files - Soft Proof photos for print  
  - Lightroom Print Module Color Efex Pro Creating a Gallery Wrap #3
Camera Profiles   - Workflow - Stretch onto Stretcher Bars
- Create profiles Creating a Gallery Wrap #1 - Tips & Techniques - Staple back of canvas
- Applying Profiles - Output gallery wraps  
    Exporting Images Summary
    - Image Export  - Discuss what we’ve learned
    - Slideshows, Books, Web  


What Do You Need to Bring?

This isn’t a photography centric workshop, but to help you to understand some of the concepts we’ll discuss, please bring a digital camera, ideally DSLR, though a compact camera with some manual controls will also work fine. A medium zoom (24-70mm) should be fine. Also although it isn’t essential, bring a laptop if possible.

Also bring one or two of your favorite photos that you’d like to print on a memory stick or memory card. Make sure it’s a standard 3:2 aspect ratio image if possible (as opposed to square or panorama) as we will have limited sizes available. If you’ll be printing one of Martin’s images, please select it before the workshop and bring the web version or email us a link to the image on our web site so that we can find it.

Supported by Breathing Color


This workshop is brought to you with the kind support of Breathing Color, fine art media and canvas manufacturers. Martin uses Breathing Color media exclusively, because of their amazing range of products and unparalleled quality. For more information see the Breathing Color Web site and use the code MBP20 for a $20 discount if you decide to buy something.

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