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Making (enlarged) Digital Negatives for Contact Printing
 
Requirements: Darkroom Boot Camp or equivalent darkroom experience, Photoshop and experience with digital printin recommended.

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Digital photography has brought about a fascinating renaissance in the world of traditional photography. The new technology has at once threatened and challenged traditonal 'analogue' media. What's really great about this turn of events is that it's brought about an incredible level of creativity in both areas. One of the more interesting areas has been the use of 'hybrid' media. This workshop concerns itself with taking digital source material (from a digital camera, scans from existing photographs or any other digital image) and making an enlarged digital negative on a garden-variety inkjet printer that you can use to make prints on traditonal media (silver gelatin prints, or more exotic light-sensitive processes) in order to harness the best from both worlds! Let's face it. Traditional prints have an intimacy and depth you simply can't find in digital output - especially when it comes to some of the more exotic 'vintage' processes! Topics covered in the workshop are:

  • Making a step tablet
  • discussion of alternative processes available and exploration of artists using them (what's right for you?)
  • Preparation of images in Photoshop & calibration to the chemical process
  • output of images (what to watch for, registration, etc.)
  • exposing the paper & processing
  • analysis and follow up

In this workshop you WILL get your hands (figuratively) wet! Each participant is asked to upload an image to our ftp site. Please e-maill for image size/specifications. Each participant will go home with their own unique original photographic print. The workshop takes 5-6 hours and includes a catered lunch break with panini and drink of your choice. Workshop fee is $250 or $200 for members. $175 for participants with credentials from recognized educational institutions. Groups also welcome. Fee includes printed materials (book) and sample software & examples.

Details to follow. We are currently setting up dates for this workshop. Thank you and please check back shortly.



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Los Angeles, CA  90028 
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