Photography Courses & Workshops

D-Lab offers photography courses and platinum printing workshops at our digital laboratory in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.


We are excited to announce that we will be holding a very interesting one-day workshop on platinum printing. This is for a very small group and we are able to offer four places so please do sign up quickly using the form below.

Date: Postponed

Venue: D-Lab

Price: TBC


Developed first in the 1860s and 1870s, the technique became very popular with fine art printers because of its very delicate highlights and mid-tones and was used extensively until prices rose dramatically during the First World War made the process too expensive. Platinum printing is held to be the aristocrat of the early photographic processes. It has been practiced by many of the famous fine-art photographers including Frederick Evans, Paul Strand, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn.

The image is composed of very finely divided platinum and palladium metals that are very stable and resistant to environmental degradation. As with the other alternative printing processes, art paper is coated with photo-sensitive chemical solutions and, when dry, the paper is exposed under a negative to the sun or sun lamp, the ultra-violet rays are the key here, before being developed in another chemical mix.

This workshop offers demonstrations and hands-on opportunity to explore this classic printing technique. No prior experience is necessary. The topics covered include: the preparation of film and inkjet negatives, the preparation of the sensitised paper, and the exposure, processing and treatment of the print.

Peter Moseley will be running the session. He practices photographic processes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Following retirement from a career in educational management, his life-long interest in photography was extended by a MA in Printmaking (Brighton). He has recently received a PhD project at the Centre for Fine Print Research at The University of the West of England, investigating aspects of the image surface texturality and tonality of early photomechanical printing processes.  Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England. Peter currently works from "The Old Diary Studio" in Chichester (

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A light sandwich lunch will be included. We look forward to meeting with you and will be in contact closer to the date.


join us for the 2nd in our photography master Sessions.


We are delighted that Photographer, teacher, author and master printer Paul Gallagher will be running a full day workshop at D-Lab. The date has yet to be confirmed.  

Paul Gallagher has been a fine art black and white and colour photographer for over twenty seven years. 
Paul is a regular keynote speaker to Photographic Societies throughout the UK regarding his work and techniques in both the use of large format equipment and fine art digital print production.  Paul runs workshops in the field for his company Aspect2i for which he is a founder member and also leads class based workshops for the Epson Print Academy. 
Paul has written extensively for photographic publications about his techniques and approach to landscape photography and digital image production for many years.  Paul is a writer for the Professional Image Maker Magazine and also holds regular exhibitions of his work.  His book “Aspects of Expression” discussing the expressive monochrome image was commissioned by Argentum and released in October 2008.  Paul’s fine art limited edition book “Chords of Grey” was released in 2010 supported by a two week exhibition in the gallery@oxo in London. “Chords of Grey” has achieved 5 awards to date.

Creating fine art black & white prints demands specific skills and techniques. This intensive one day event aims to cover every aspect of black & white image making from camera RAW file editing to finished exhibition quality prints.

Post Processing

The key stage of the journey to the perfect print is post processing, an area that many photographers find daunting or complex. Paul will cover:

  • Initial post processing/refining the digital negative using Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom
  • Key tools and post processing techniques - Essential controls and considerations
  • Post processing for Black & White images

The Printing Process

Having created a correctly post processed file we need to begin considering the printing process and ensuring that your printer and monitor set up is correct. We will cover the following:

  • Colour management
  • Calibration Print and Screen Resizing
  • Setting your equipment up for exhibition quality printing
  • The essential controls
  • Sharpening
  • Paper Choice
  • Epson Driver Settings including the Advanced Black & White Driver

This workshop will have limited places to reflect the nature of the individual attention Paul will be giving us.

Please note that this course is intended for those with experience in editing RAW files in Photoshop & Lightroom.

When you have signed up we will email you payment details.

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A light sandwich lunch will be included. We look forward to meeting with you and will be in contact closer to the date.