Well it was a very technical and draining weekend. The two day printing workshop was a great success. We made so many prints, tests and experiments. Covered the table many times over with delicious prints.
The Canon printer stood up to most tests. Would I buy another one tomorrow? The jury is still out. The Epson has a few features I miss, but not some I enjoy with the canon. It’s still a toss up. I think the Epson wins with archival permanence. The Ezio monitor shon brightly with its uncanny perfection. Impressing all who used it.
Unfortunately it’s hard to set up a solid printing workflow. Requires some attention to detail. But once done printing is easy. Now printing is one of two clicks in Lightroom for me.
There has been a very slight variation between my Ezio monitor, and the prints viewed under my 4700 kelvin lights. Two classes of photographers later, and we all agree that it is the lights that are out. The monitor matches the prints in daylight perfectly. I now have to decide do I match it to my lights or to daylight. Easy decision really, daylight is everyone’s universal standard. Might look into some different lights.
One question arose that I still have to find the answer for, raised by me. Does the kelvin daylight temperature vary around the world? Is 5500 k just an average? If anyone knows please drop me a message with the answer.
Skeleton of a gum tree, at Leura. This was opposite where I once lived. I know, I have lived many places. Taken on the last shoot of the Master Class. Photograph and text copyright © Len Metcalf 2019