Learn Post Processing For Fine Art Printing

UPDATE: This workshop is sold out. Please contact us to be placed on a waiting list. And check our other Lightroom Class in March!

In the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara California, in our private conference room, you'll learn how to post process your nature and landscape images for fine art printing. This three-day class will be taught by Muench Workshops' very own Marc Muench. The class will cover:

  • Lightroom's Develop Module from top to bottom, including the use of Graduated and Radial Filters, and Adjustment Brushes

  • Photoshop for sizing and sharpening for print.

This is a comprehensive course in preparing files for print. You should be an intermediate level user of Adobe Lightroom, comfortable with managing your files and familiar with where the tools and controls in Lightroom are. On the second day, everyone will begin making  8"x10" proof prints. On the third day everyone will have the opportunity to have a larger metal print created by a local lab in Santa Barbara Photo Printing Pros. There will be two sunset shoots planned and location will be based on weather conditions. Lunch will be included and Muench Workshops has several recommended hotels that will be close to the conference space. This is a great opportunity to come learn how to take your image making art to the next level, fine art printing!


Santa Barbara, California




March 21–23, 2019

Fitness Level:

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Marc was totally brilliant in his availability and assistance with helpful photographic tips etc.
— Margaret Hobbs , Cuba '16, New Zealand, 16, Scotland '14
The sessions when Marc would ask us to send him 3 to 5 pictures and go through Lightroom were simply amazing, this was like taking a crash course in wizardry, transforming our images into masterpieces.
— Roberto Alvarez, Australia '18, Antarctica '17, San Juan River '17, Arches & Canyonlands '15

Itinerary and General Information

March 21, 2019: 8:30 AM doors open, 9:00 AM class begins

  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop preferences and color settings.
  • Review of Lightroom Library Module, metadata, keywords and database navigation
  • Review of tools in Lightroom Develop Module
  • Crop Tool and image workflow
    12:00 PM Lunch break
  • The Histogram
  • Tone Curve plus Basic Panel Tools
  • Masking with Graduated, Radial filter and Adjustment Brush
  • Image sharpening and the Detail Panel

5:00 PM depart for evening/sunset shoot - depending on weather.

March 22, 2019: 9:00 AM class begins. 

  • Review of images, either from previous night or participant's galleries
  • Applying masks "creatively"
  • Hue, Saturation, and Luminance Tool
    12:00 PM Lunch break
  • Introduction to NIK Collection by DXO
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop and layers
  • Image sharpening, sizing for printing and resolution
  • Participants begin making 8"x10" proof prints
  • Free time with oversight from instructors to prep images for proofing

5:00 PM depart for evening/sunset shoot - depending on weather.

March 23, 2019: 9:00AM class begins.

  • Review of images, either from previous night or participant's galleries
  • Applying masks "creatively"
  • Review of entire workflow
  • Presentation on "conceptual post processing"
  • Free time for observed work

12:00 PM Lunch break and visit to local print lab

  • Class time to complete final steps for large metal prints

4:00 PM Workshop concludes. 

What’s Included

  • Lunch on March 21st, 22nd, 23rd.
  • Classroom instruction on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for printing
  • One 30" wide metal print from our local lab
  • Lightroom instruction from a professional 
  • Knowledge, fun, and inspiration!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to and from Santa Barbara, California. Transportation, lodging and meals (lunch is included). Items of a personal nature. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,000 will hold your space in this workshop. The balance of $995 will be due not later than December 1, 2018. All other Muench Workshops Terms and Conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

There is no greater challenge in post processing than fine art printing, and this is a great opportunity to take your post processing to a new level. Come join us for a great learning experience filled with fun and good times including photographing the sunset on the beach in sunny Santa Barbara! Click the "SIGN ME UP"! button and we'll see you in Santa Barbara. Got questions?