Platinum over Pigment Printing and Digital negative Workshop
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Combine early printing techniques with modern technology in Kerik Kouklis’s new Platinum printing workshop!
The platinum/palladium process has been around since the late 1800’s. Prints in this medium are characterized by warm tones and relatively soft contrast.
Valued in pictorialists times and again today, platinum/palladium prints are among the most venerated in photography.
In this class, you will learn the platinum/palladium process and digital techniques to colorize platinum/palladium prints. You will also learn to make digital negatives for contact printing using QuadTone RIP.
This is a fun and exciting way to combine early printing techniques with modern technology to make prints that have a unique look, somewhat reminiscent of hand-colored black and white photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Whether you have experience in the darkroom or not, if you’re interested in making color platinum/palladium prints, this workshop is for you.
In this intensive 3-day workshop, you will begin by learning the platinum/palladium process and making prints the first day. Kerik Kouklis will prepare negatives from your files before the workshop.
You will learn the techniques and subtleties involved in making top-quality platinum/palladium prints including paper choices, contrast controls, environmental controls and the best procedures for consistent results. Kerik’s approach to printing is simple and straightforward and does not involve complex sensitometry or math that can make the process appear much more difficult than it is. And Kerik’s casual and friendly teaching style will have you making excellent prints almost from the start.
401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941