Fine Art Digital Printing Workshop with Richard Sexton | Mar. 16-19, 2023


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  • Fine Art Digital Printing Workshop with Richard Sexton

    Join Leica Store Miami and photographer Richard Sexton for a unique, small group fine art digital printing workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana. Printing is an important aspect of photography that is often forgotten in the age of digital. The fine art of printing has always been, and always will be, the culmination of the making a great photograph. Until an image has been successfully printed, the act of photography is less than totally complete. Some of the items covered in this workshop are:

    • Capture: We will briefly touch on what it takes to make a good file in camera. We'll focus on imaging before the fact, rather than after.
    • Pre and Post Production: Using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to optimize raw files, soft proof them and prep for printing.
    • Paper: We will look at a broad cross section of fine art papers, including baryta papers, as well as smooth matte and textured matte papers so you can see and feel the differences.
    • Printing: We'll print your color and black & white photos on a variety of papers. Each participant will go home with (or be shipped) several fine art prints of different sizes up to 20"x24".

    Richard Sexton is a widely published and exhibited photographer, who is also a lifelong Leica photographer, beginning with a used M4 in the 1970s and continuing to the present day with the M10 Monochrom. Jonathan Traviesa from Richard Sexton Studio and Kirsten Vignes from Leica Store Miami will be on hand to provide assistance. Take a look at a few behind the scenes images from last year's workshop.

  • Itinerary:

    Thursday, March 16th

    • 5:00pm - We will meet at Richard's live/workspace to kick off the workshop. We'll get to know each other, go over the workshop itinerary, look at prints, drink wine and have a catered group dinner.

    Friday, March 17th

    • 9:30am - Morning Lightroom & Photoshop Session - color soft proofing, ink jet printer set-up and maintenance, and will culminate with making a print. 
    • 12:30pm - Lunch Break
    • 1:45pm - Print Session - roll color prints from files brought by attendees.
    • Visit to a local photography gallery. Dinner out and about.

    Saturday, March 18th

    • 9:30am - Morning Print Session - b/w conversion and soft proofing, as well as monochromatic capture. We will look at the difference between a color file converted to b/w and the same image captured in monochrome, so that attendees can see the relative difference. The morning session will culminate in making a b/w print. 
    • 12:30pm - Lunch Break
    • 1:45pm - Afternoon Print Session - roll b&w prints from files brought by attendees.
    • 6:00pm – *Optional Field Shooting Session in the Marigny - Dinner out and about.

      Sunday, March 19th

      • 9:30am - Final Review and Q&A Session
      • 11:45am - Brunch
      • Departures

    • Class Size: Limited to 8 attendees

      What to Expect: 

      • Learn how to attain proper exposure to generate the best files for printing.
      • Learn about printer settings and paper choices.
      • Photo walk led by Richard and optional evening shoots.
      • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop processing sessions.
      • Create and take home several gallery quality prints up to 20"x24".

      Who should attend this workshop?
      This workshop is geared towards the photographer who wants to learn more about fine art digital printing and generate gallery quality prints of their own work. 

      We will mainly be working out of Richard Sexton's studio in near St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans. Uber, Lyft, or taxis are easily accessible but you are certainly welcome to rent a car if you choose.


      Richard’s new live/workspace is located in the St. Claude neighborhood of New Orleans. We recommend Hotel Peter & Paul, a unique hotel that was recently renovated and the closest option to Richard's studio. AirBnBs are also readily available in that neighborhood.

      If you'd like to stay elsewhere, we would recommend that you look near Frenchmen St. in the nearby Marigny neighborhood. It’s a lively area with a lot of restaurants, music venues, bars and it’s also a great place for street photography.

      Here are some hotel and b&b recommendations should you need them:

      About Richard

      Richard Sexton is a widely published and exhibited photographer, who is also a lifelong Leica photographer, beginning with a used M4 in the 1970s and continuing to the present day with the M10 Monochrom. His most recent project, Enigmatic Stream: Photographs of the Industrial Landscape of the Lower Mississippi River was shot with the Monochrom. He is also a master digital printer utilizing a post-production workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop to optimize files for printing. He uses Imageprint RIP for archival monochromatic and color printing on 100% rag papers. For more information about Richard's work and career see the links below:

      A bio can be found on Richard's web site here:

      Enigmatic Stream, a current project shot entirely with the Leica Monochrom can be seen here:

      A portfolio of work from Ireland, shot entirely with the Leica Monochrom can be seen here:

      A portfolio of work shot on b/w film with a Leica M4 can be seen here:

      Questions about the Workshop:
      If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 305-921-4433 or send us an email. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

      We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

    • Withdrawal and Refund Policy

      Enrollment is limited to 8 participants, and once you sign up, we are counting on your attendance. If you need to withdraw from this workshop, please notify us in writing (email is acceptable) as soon as possible. This is our refund policy:

      If you cancel and we find someone to fill your seat, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $250 service charge. If you cancel and we cannot find someone to fill your seat, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule:

      At least 60 days before the start of the workshop: Full refund minus $250 service fee.
      Between 59 and 45 days before the start of the workshop: 75% refund
      Between 44 and 30 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund
      Less than 30 days from the start of the workshop: No refund

      Covid-19 Protocols

      Our main priority during our workshops is customer safety. To that end, we will follow all CDC and NIH guidelines (i.e. mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene, etc.) for Covid-19 safety during our trips. We will continue to monitor these guidelines as conditions may change over time. 

      Please be aware that some destinations may require proof of a vaccine and/or negative Covid-19 test upon arrival. 

      If a participant exhibits Covid-19 symptoms during the trip, we will isolate them from the group and get them medical attention. In this event, we reserve the right to cancel the rest of the workshop.

      In the event that the CDC or other government agencies have restricted travel at the time of this workshop, we will allow participants to transfer their workshop fee to another workshop or to store credit, or receive a full refund.

      Course Cancellation

      Leica Store Miami reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
      In the event that this workshop must be canceled due to inadequate enrollment, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full or may be transferred to another workshop within 24 months.

      Travel Insurance

      Leica Store Miami is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or personal emergencies so we highly recommend that you purchase travel Insurance. Companies like Travelex and Allianz Global Assistance are reputable but you can choose any vendor you like. Just make sure that they have an A+ rating from the BBB. Travel insurance generally costs 5-7% of your total trip cost. Leica Store Miami is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.


      If for any reason you wish to transfer your deposit, please notify us by email. You must register and complete a new workshop within 24 months of the withdrawal. We reserve the right to accept or deny any transfer.

      There are no exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.

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