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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,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)

– 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.

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

– 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)

– Hand coating papers.
– Mixing Chemistry
– Making Gum Bichromate prints.
– Making Palladium prints.

– 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 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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