Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab Will Host Three FotoWeek DC 2012 Workshops and Events

By Editorial Team on November 6, 2012
Photo Courtesy Josh Yospyn.


CLASSES ARE FULL  Wednesday November 28 from 7 to 10pm


Making a photo book? Applying to graduate school? Assembling a portfolio? Have a lot of great work but no direction?

This workshop is targeted toward seasoned amateurs and professionals who can benefit from an intelligent peer review of their work.  Each of the seven workshop attendees will bring 20-30 prints–yes prints are required to attend this workshop*–and spread them out on a large table for everyone in the workshop to see.  You then have 20 minutes to present a body of work, get honest feedback, and defend your intentions.  This workshop is not for people who can only handle positive Flickr comments.  You will receive real feedback to help you move forward (or perhaps sideways, or not at all) on a specific project.

*Vivid Solutions DC Archival Print Lab (VS Print Lab) is hosting this workshop. If you are in need of prints for the workshop please contact Andrea hope by email at or Shannon Holloway by email at A significant discount is available for workshop attendees.  Please contact Vivid Print Lab staff at least 3 days prior to the workshop to coordinate printing.

Photo Sequencing Exercise
At the end of the portfolio presentations, workshop attendees will divide into smaller groups and be presented with a photo editing assignment.  Each team will harvest a small series of photographs from a larger pile of themed prints, sequence the work by taping chosen prints onto one wall of the gallery, and have to defend the resulting layout to everyone in the room.  Think of it as putting together a mini-book (what’s the cover? what’s the lead page? facing pages? last image?) or perhaps an online photo gallery.

Who’s leading the workshop?
Joshua Yospyn is a professional freelance photographer based in Washington, DC who has freelanced for the Washington Post, Washingtonian, MSNBC, and over the past two years he’s created over 300 photo stories for and ABC7’s website, VS Print Lab’s team of fine art printers, photographers Shannon Holloway and Andrea Hope, will also be hosting the workshop.

What’s the cost?
The workshop is $40 per person and everyone is required to bring 20-30 prints.  Preferably 8×10 or 8×12 in size, but we’re flexible on this.  Not too small that we can’t tell what’s going on, but not too big that we can’t fit all your prints on the table.  The workshop is limited to seven people.

Will there be food and drink?
We will have snacks and beverages on hand.

When and where is the workshop?
The workshop will be held on November 8th from 7-10 p.m. There is a seven person limit. To reserve your spot please call 202.758.0339. Payment is required to reserve you seat prior to the workshop.

The Workshop will be located at Vivid Solutions DC Archival Print Lab, 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, in Historic Anacostia just over the 11th bridge and a 10 minute walk from the Greenline Anacostia Metro Station. Street parking is available.

Leica S- Open Studio: November 10 from noon to 6pm

The Leica Store is located at 977 F St. NW, Washington, DC, 20004. 202.787.5900
Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab (VS Print Lab) is partnering up with the Leica Store Washington DC for their workshop- Leica S Open Studio.   Be one of the first 25 participants and get a free 8 x 10 print of your image. Prints will be available for pick up at VS Print Lab. Make sure to sign up for the workshop with Leica! Please read below for details.

The Open Studio shooting event features the Leica S-System! There will be a live model, lighting setup and workstation for attendees to interact with the system that’s creating new benchmarks in medium format quality and performance.

In addition, the Leica Store Washington, DC is partnering with Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab to offer the first 25 participants one free 8 x 10 print of their image. All are welcome.

If you’d prefer to make an appointment, please send an e-mail to with “S-Studio” and preferred time in your e-mail header.

Photo courtesy Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab.


Print Demo Day at Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab: November 14 noon to 6pm

Join us November 14, 2012 12p- 6p for a FotoWeek DC event at Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab!

Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab will be hosting a print demo day where you will get a first hand look at the art of printing. Each participant* will be required to arrive with a digital image file of their work brought in on a CD, flash drive, or a standard camera card. You will be walked through the steps of a typical print consultation for archival pigment printing from image correction, to paper recommendations, to final product. You will be able to watch your image being printed on either the Epson 11880/9890. Each demo will conclude with participants viewing their image test print under a daylight balanced lighting system in order to accurately judge and compare paper type and tonality.

*There are a limited number of appointments available. In order to participate reserve your print consultation spot please call 202.758.0339 or email Andrea Hope- or  Shannon Holloway- All print consultations are free.

Vivid Solutions (VS) is a project of The ARCH Development Corporation (ADC), a community based not for profit in Historic Anacostia. ADC has been a member of the Anacostia Community for over 20 years and believes that arts and culture play an important role in community revitalization & development.