Platinum Printing Workshop
I’m excited to offer a platinum printing weekend workshop at the New England School Of Photography June 28-29th.
No prior photographic experience is needed to take this class. The only requirements are curiosity and an appreciation of craft.
Platinum printing has always been a popular and sought printing process since it’s invention in the 1870’s.
This workshop will teach the photographer, curator, collector, enthusiast the history, chemistry and techniques of platinum printing in a hands-on, fun environment.
We will begin with a field trip to the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to view a collection of historic platinum prints made by the masters of the late 19th and early 20th century. The history of the process will be discussed in conjunction with this. We will also look at work made by current masters of the process in an informal slide presentation.
The best way to learn a process is by doing it. Most of the workshop will be dedicated to just that: making platinum prints. You will gain an appreciation for the process that, on the surface, seems easy but contains levels of complexity within that both enchant and frustrates you. We will be using a variety of papers, chemistry and exposure techniques.
Sunday will be spent making prints, experimenting with some advanced toning techniques, and students are welcome to bring their own negatives to practice printing. Students get to keep the prints they make.
We will be using vintage glass plate negatives, analog film and digital negatives.
Fee: $395 (includes materials) Late Registration, add $30.
For those traveling to Boston for the weekend:
From Logan Airport:
Take the Silver Line to South Station.
Take the Red Line for two stops: Downtown Crossing and Park Street.
GET OFF AT PARK (Pahk) STREET.
Take any Green Line Trolley (Except the E) to Kenmore Square.
If, upon leaving the underground T station you are facing a Bagel Shop, take a left and walk about 200 yards.
You are on the side of the street that NESOP is located.
Customized Driving directions are best done with your home computer and Google.
Hotels in Kenmore Square NESOP currently has no official relationship with any hotels but there are a variety of places to stay that fit every budget and expectation.