Behind The Scenes

PXL Print IT Video Series

Jeff Schewe, Dan Steinhardt, and Kevin Raber in front of a table full of prints
Jeff Schewe, Dan Steinhardt, and Kevin Raber in front of a table full of prints

You may have noticed that PhotoPXL was a little quiet this week. Usually, I try to publish an article every two to three days. However, lately, I have been working hard on our upcoming Fine Art Printing workshops that will be held in our new studio and classroom at the Stutz Building in Indianapolis.

I published an article on our new studio space — Welcome To The NEW PhotoPXL Studio and Classroom — back in September. Since then, we have been installing new printers and getting things working.

This past week we had an epic few days of creating videos on printing. I was able to get together some of my friends and truly-respected experts in the printing field together at our new studio to participate in the making of 16 videos.

It was great to get people back together in the same space (safely) and do a series of videos that we are sure all of you will benefit from. Participating in these videos were:

Jeff Schewe, photographer legend, Adobe Lightroom expert, and one of my best friends. I have had the privilege to travel to a few corners of the world with Jeff and they have all been unforgettable adventures.

Jeff Schewe

Dan (Dano) Steinhardt from EPSON was also with us. Dano has been in many of our videos before at that other site. In my opinion, he’s a legend and all-time advocate for the photographer. He’s the marketing manager for Epson America and is one of the most knowledgeable people I know on inkjet printing. Plus, he’s just a lot of fun to be with.

Dano and Kevin doing a segment of paper surfaces
Dano and Kevin doing a segment of paper surfaces

Joining us from Colorbyte Software is John Pannozzo. John’s Imageprint is an amazing piece of software that I swear by for my printing. It’s one of the best and most versatile software products out there when it comes to making prints. It also interfaces with an amazing cutting device that cuts your images out of a sheet of paper once printed. Oh, did I mention that Colorbyte Software has some of the finest paper profiles there are?

John Pannozzo and Kevin Raber doing a segment on Imageprint software
John Pannozzo and Kevin Raber doing a segment on Imageprint software

Michael Durr, who is our video producer, handles multiple camera and screen captures during these stressful shooting sessions. He single-handedly handles three cameras, multiple sound inputs, and screen captures. He needed to keep all this organized and sorted for his huge upcoming editing project over the next couple of months. He handles this amazingly well and I know he was under a lot of stress. Thank you, Michael — you are the man!

And, of course, I was there to lead things and participate in just about every video. We covered almost all aspects of the printing process. Our goals were two-fold: First, we wanted to share how much easier printing has become as well. Second, we wanted to explain many of the things one needs to know about the more advanced aspects of printing. I think we did a pretty good job of covering the many aspects of the printing process.

Micahel Durr, Video Producer for photoPXL is very focused on his job.
Micahel Durr, Video Producer for photoPXL is very focused on his job.

Today, please enjoy the many pictures we shot from behind the scenes this past week. It was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed being back together. We also practiced safe COVID-19 practices. Before we began doing any videos, we all took COVID-19 rapid tests. Luckily, we all passed with a negative return.

I hope to get up to speed on the many ongoing articles in the pipeline and get publish them over the next few weeks.

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More Photos

Jeff prepping for a segment
Jeff prepping for a segment
Jeff setting up for a segment on B&W conversion
Jeff setting up for a segment on B&W conversion
Jeff and Dano viewing on of Jeff more recognized images
Jeff and Dano viewing one of Jeff more recognized images
The Epson 9570 and GTI Print inspection station
The Epson 9570 and GTI Print inspection station
Dano sorting through some of the prints he brought
Dano sorting through some of the prints he brought

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Dano tries to explain to Jeff what color space is all about. Jeff looks a bit confused.
Dano tries to explain to Jeff what color space is all about. Jeff looks a bit confused.
Dano and Jeff on camera
Dano and Jeff on camera

Michael Durr keeps things in focus
Michael Durr keeps things in focus
It takes a lot to keep the sound working well in these videos
It takes a lot to keep the sound working well in these videos
no throws up his arms with frustration as Jeff still struggles to understand color space
Dano throws up his arms with frustration as Jeff still struggles to understand color space
There is only one way to prove who is really right and that is an arm-wrestling competition
There is only one way to prove who is really right and that is an arm-wrestling competition
Stay tuned for the videos when this matter is settled once and for all
Stay tuned for the videos when this matter is settled once and for all
Our GTI Print Inspection Booth
Our GTI Print Inspection Booth
Always fun to do the shirt contest with Jeff
Always fun to do the shirt contest with Jeff
Jeff brought his 31 inch NEC monitor to do a segment on soft proofing
Jeff brought his 31 inch NEC monitor to do a segment on soft proofing
Friends, Kevin and Jeff
Friends, Kevin and Jeff
Jeff Schewe designed and made his own color test print file
Jeff Schewe designed and made his own color test print file
Dano and Kevin talk about paper surfaces
Dano and Kevin talk about paper surfaces
Kevin and John Pannozzo go deep into all the things Imageprint can do
Kevin and John Pannozzo go deep into all the things Imageprint can do
This is the way Michael sees it
This is the way Michael sees it
A pano of the studio
A pano of the studio
Kevin and Dano talk about color space and out of gammit
Kevin and Dano talk about color space and out of gammit

Working into the night to get it all done
Working into the night to get it all done
Filming Jeff's Soft Proofing segment
Filming Jeff’s Soft Proofing segment
When you don't have a mirror in the studio the front panel of the Epson 9570 will just have to do
When you don’t have a mirror in the studio the front panel of the Epson 9570 will just have to do

This is what the Stutz Building where the studio looks like. It is undergoing a major renovation and the end result will be amazing
This is what the Stutz Building where the studio looks like. It is undergoing a major renovation and the end result will be amazing

 

This is what the Stutz Building where the studio looks like. It is undergoing a major renovation and the end result will be amazing

Ink for the P9570
Ink for the P9570
We had lunch delivered every day. Maybe someday we will big enough to have our own catering and trailers for the stars.
We had lunch delivered every day. Maybe someday we will big enough to have our own catering and trailers for the stars.
We cover all the Epson papers in our video
We cover all the Epson papers in our video
We cover all the Epson papers in our video
We cover all the Epson papers in our video
Lots of Ink ready to go for the P900
Lots of Ink ready to go for the P900
Always good when the big print is matching the color proof
Always good when the big print is matching the color proof
It was a long, hard, and fun week of shooting these videos. Look for them in the coming weeks.

Kevin Raber
December 2021
Kevin Raber
Indianapolis, IN

Photography is my passion and has been for 47 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through photoPXL.com, this site as well as Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.

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