Photographer Ben Walton at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia

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Photos and article by Kelly Barker

Great food, great people and great information. What more can we ask for?!

On Tuesday 3rd October, 2019, Ben Walton and Chris Saunders delivered some fantastic information coming from both the technical side and the emotional side of printing.

Ben, from Team Digital, is a marketer by trade but calls photography his passion and escape.

Back before the digital age, I was a photographer. I lost the bug for many years but now it’s back!

– Ben Walton
Photographer Ben Walton at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia
Photographer Ben Walton at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA
Photographer Ben Walton at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia

Many know Chris for his stunning aerial and abstract images of the Australian environment and, of course, as the AIPP 2018 Australian Professional Photographer of the Year.

As photographers, it’s amazing to see our work in print and Ben and Chris explained the intricacies and processes they use to do that. 

Photographer Chris Saunders at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia
Photographer Chris Saunders addresses the room at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA
Photographer Chris Saunders at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia

Ben spoke on making printing easy with Mirage and choosing the right media for your image. He touched on the printer running costs and care and maintenance of home printers, viewing conditions of your prints and the technical side of printing in general.

Photographer Ben Walton at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia
Photographers at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia

Chris discussed the process he uses for editing images for ready-for-print including some of the software tools, papers and hardware he uses and why.

He also covered selecting colour spaces, colour managed workflows, colour proofing, sharpening processes and the review of the image. Finally, Chris explained some of the challenges of printing on large format.

Photographer Ben Walton at the All Things Print evening at the Bunker Gallery in WA, Australia

As an extra treat, we were surrounded by Chris Dark and Chris Saunders’ “Head East and Turn Right” exhibition on at The Bunker Gallery. A visual feast (paired with an actual feast!) that highlighted the very reason we print our work.

Many thanks to Ben and Chris for sharing their time and expertise.

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