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Scanning-Workshop - Paul Langmead

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12-4 pm (12-16 Uhr)                               Registration deadline: October 14, 2018                                                     
bbk- Druckwerkstatt, Kunstquartier Bethanien (1. Etage links), Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
30 Euro

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This workshop aims to give artists and photographers who are new to film based photography (or who are new to scanning their work) the necessary skills to produce scans of professional quality for print output. It covers the use of the Hasselblad X1 scanner with colour Negative and Transparency films as well as Black and White Negatives. The skills offered in this workshop can be applied to other models of scanner also.

Participants should have a moderate degree of skill in operating computers and software in order to benefit fully from the workshop.

The workshop will be conducted in English, with assistance and guidance available in German also.

Participants will have the opportunity for hands on operation of the equipment with their own image(s) and so should come prepared with the necessary equipment:

Storage Device (Hard-/USB-Drive - no CD/DVD please)
white gloves

puffer ball or compressed air (Pressluft aus der Dose)
a negative/transparency.


Resolution and Depth: Terminology and Recommendations

  • DPI
  • 8bit/16bit
  • Film types and strengths/weaknesses

FFF/RAW formats versus TIFF: Differences and Recommendations

  • Introduction to RAW/FFF
  • TIFF
  • Differences

Colour Management and Profiles for Scanning
- Embedding and Converting between profiles
The Scan

  • Problems and Warnings
  • Before the scan – Setting up
  • After the scan – Proofing the image


  • Hands-on practice with the scanner

Just 4 applications necessary to let this workshop happen !
Findet statt mit 4 Anmeldungen

Paul Langmead is an Australian photographer based in Berlin, Germany since 2009. Paul studied Communications and Photomedia at Perth’s Edith Cowan University, the program led by one of Australia’s leading photographers and Monographers; Max Pam. Since graduating, Paul has photographed extensively in Australia, Asia, the USA and Europe, focusing on themes surrounding Urbanity and life in cities.

Always a highly technical photographer, Paul adopted a hybrid-digital workflow early and has worked professionally in various forms of photographic post-production and digital print for nearly 20 years.




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