Expressive Printmaking

3-Day Photography Workshop with Rich Seiling and Jim Richardson!

October 4-6, 2024 | Location: Jackson hole, WY
Tuition: $1,995 | Deposit: 25% of Tuition

Deposit due upon registration, full tuition due 90 days before the workshop. 

Nothing rivals the photographic print for impact, longevity and ultimate pleasure. But most photographers regard digital as a mysterious art best left to digital wizards, a craft beyond the reach of mere mortals. That’s not true.  This workshop will show you how to do it — and why it is so rewarding to make your own prints.

Great Prints Don't Happen by accident

They are a result of a considered process, from capture to careful editing, processing, file preparation and printing. In this three day intensive workshop, master print maker Rich Seiling and National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson will share the techniques and processes they have used to create museum exhibitions and gallery shows, while helping you to elevate the expressiveness of your own photographs.

Elevate your Prints

This in-person, hands-on class is primarily focused on image processing and printing, with opportunities for field work in the beautiful Grand Tetons. Working on your own photographs under the experienced eye of top professionals in the industry, you’ll learn to refine your editing, decision making and problem solving skills to expand and fulfill your creative vision, and leave with beautiful fine art prints. 

You will learn:

Expect to make ten to twenty 8.5×11 proof prints as you refine your photo and processing skills, culminating in a final 13×19 print. 

Workshop Itinerary

Meet at 9 AM for orientation and introductions then get started with lectures and presentations. After lunch, we’ll start working on refining your images and printing 8.5×11 proof prints, along with lecture and critique sessions. We’ll work until about 5pm when you will be free to explore the unique dining options in the area. 

Meet early and head out for optional sunrise (7am) shoot in GTNP. Have breakfast, a short break, and then return to the classroom for additional skills building demonstrations and proofing/critique.  We’ll bring in sandwiches for lunch and keep working through the afternoon as we work to refine our prints and prepare them for final proofs. We’ll work until about 5pm when you will be free to explore the unique dining options in the area. 

Return to the classroom for additional presentations and lab work time to create a finished 13×19 print. Lunch will be provided, and after a second critique and discussion, dismissal in the afternoon.

A look into printmaking

Meet Your Instructors

Rich Seiling

Jim Richardson - Summit Photography Workshops
Workshop Faculty

Jim Richardson

Rich Seiling

Rich Seiling’s passion for capturing light and beauty with photography has led him on a series of  adventures that have shaped his vision and view of the craft. From a stint at The Ansel Adams  Gallery in Yosemite as an assistant curator, to his pioneering work in digital printmaking,  founding of a leading fine art printing studio, and 22 years living in and photographing the  Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada, Rich has deeply explored the vision and craft of  photography while continuing to express his own vision.  

He learned photography in the darkroom, seeking to make prints with the rich tonal scale  exemplified by the West Coast traditions of photography. But his frustration with color processes  lead him to explore digital photography starting in the early 1990s. 

Combining his darkroom knowledge with digital tools led to a process for making color prints of  museum quality that pushed the process to new heights. His reputation for making vibrant yet  realistic digital prints allowed him to help photographers like Michael Forsberg, Galen Rowell, Jack Dykinga,  Robert Glenn Ketchum, and many others, make the transition to digital fine art printing. With his  team at West Coast Imaging, he has helped produce numerous museum shows, supplied prints  for leading galleries, and done prepress for art books from publishers like Taschen and  Houghton Mifflin.  

His simple yet powerful Photoshop workflow, tested on tens of thousands of prints at WCI, is in  use by many top professionals, and has been taught to countless students across the country  through workshops and lectures. 

Working in both black & white and color, Rich strives to capture the profound beauty of nature  and communicate it through vibrant, and sometimes large, prints. He considers himself a  student of light, discovering its qualities and how it communicates the inherent realities of a  subject, often seeking out fleeting moments of rare light that make the landscape sing its own  voice. 

Driven by the belief that each photographer has a unique story only they can tell, Rich teaches  the art of photography through workshops and articles. His goal is to help students unlock their  potential to tell their own stories by helping them gain control of the craft, expand their vision,  and most of all, to experience the enrichment and joy that photography brings.  

Rich lives just outside Nashville with his wife and creative partner Susan, and his three children.  

You can see more of his photography at and read his blog for photographers at

Workshop Faculty

Jim Richardson

Jim has work appearing regularly in National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler in addition to Geographic books. Jim is on assignment for Nat Geo projects almost full time and for good reason. Richardson, a onetime newspaper photographer in Kansas and Colorado, brings amazing story-telling techniques along with detailed research to his pictures. Thirty years ago, he began photographing the area around his hometown in north central Kansas.

Lodging & Classroom

Discounted rates have been secured for students at the The Virginian Lodge in Jackson. This is where the workshop classroom is located and where the faculty and staff will be staying! Click HERE to book your room!

*If you book a room at the hotel, but are not taking the workshop the hotel may drop your reservation and/or charge the full rate which is significantly higher. 

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