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19th Century Photographic Printing in the 21st Century

Pidgeons (c) Dominic Turner

A 2 Day residential Workshop

 

Tutor: Ian Mitton & Dominic Turner
Location: Annesbrook, Duleek, Co. Meath
Dates: 9 & 10 July, 2011
Cost: €500 pp (Max. 8 people)

Includes -
Full board (one night at www.annesbrook.com),tuition, chemistry and equipment provided. Each participant will also receive a workshop manual containing formulas, notes on chemical preparation, the alternative processes and a resources section.

Course Format

DAY 1 (Saturday, 9th July, 2011)

Morning
- Overview of process, chemicals, equipment needed, organisation, care and maintenance of chemicals. Characteristics of final prints.
- Health and safety recommendations.
- Discussion and preparation of Digital Negatives.

Afternoon
- Hand coating papers.
- Mixing Chemistry
- Making Cyanotype prints.
- Making Van Dyke prints.
- Review of processes and correcting mistakes.
- Tidy up chemicals.

Evening
- Evening meal followed by optional slideshow giving a brief history of the processes, their fall from grace to re-emergence in the 1970′s and contemporary practitioners in the field.

DAY 2 (Sunday, 10th July 2011)

Morning
- Hand coating papers.
- Mixing Chemistry
- Making Gum Bichromate prints.
- Making Palladium prints.

Afternoon
- Continue exploring the four processes.
- Fine tuning printing and controlling contrast.
- Individual guidance with process.
- Drying an presentation options.
- Tidy up chemicals.

A deposit of €150 will be required no later than two weeks before the commencement of the course.
Please email workshops@exhibitastudios.ie or call 01 707 1673 to book your place.

About the tutors.

Ian Mitton is a senior lecturer on the BA photography program at IADT and presents the Alternative processes module. Dominic Turner is a co-founder of Exhibit A Studios and regularly exhibits his 19C prints. Both are founding members of ‘Chasing Shadows’

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