What are we talking about when we talk about color?
Workshop with Giuseppe Andretta

Location: San Micheletto complex,via San Micheletto, 3, Lucca
Date: June 11, 2022, 10am to 6pm
Cost: 150,00 €
Workshop “What are we talking about when we talk about color?” + Workshop “Post production with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop”: € 250.00

The course introduce the scientific aspect of color and its attributes; During the course, the concepts of ‘color profile’ referring to each device will be studied: camera, monitor and printer. We will technically explain the function of color profiles in photographic software such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Capture One.


What are we talking about when we talk about color?
What do we know about color
What does “color fidelity” mean
Brief historical notes
Modern colorimetry and the “absolute color space”
Digital color in photography and computer graphics
What is an ICC profile
The characterization a camera
Why monitor calibration is important
Management of print profiles and color proofing
The color settings in the main photographic software
The problems of CMYK conversion and ISO standards

The workshop will be held in Italian.


Giuseppe Andretta began his professional career with analogue photography, particularly in the world of darkroom development and printing, at the end of the 1980s. After some photographic experience he entered the digital world in 1996, founding one of the first digital printing services.

In 2004 he became Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop and began training on digital photography, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software and on color management using ICC profiles.

He has held workshops in numerous photography events and festivals and has taught digital color management at the IED in Milan, LABA in Brescia and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.

He collaborates as an independent consultant with various printing companies and photographic studios and manages an Epson Digigraphie certified fineart printing service.

He has written several technical articles or held training courses and video courses for various companies such as Leica, Nikon, Apple, Wacom, Teacher in a Box, etc.


In collaboration with Spazio Fotografia San Zenone.