As we are all aware, the movement to digital photography has led to the increasing disappearance of traditional photographic films and mediums. However, the possibilities of digital processing have given rise to the marriage of new technologies and historical processes that use traditional darkroom techniques and hand-applied sensitizers. The ability to create digital negatives broadens the opportunities to produce a range of print sizes without the need of a large format camera.
In this fun workshop, you will learn the steps to make digital negatives having great tonal range. Various software programs, techniques and materials will be covered. We will focus on using Quad Tone RIP (QTR) to create negatives. Applications for different processes will be discussed, including Platinum/Palladium, Cyanotype, Van Dyke and others. A "how to" manual will be given to each participant, plus a disk with some practical applications to get started. On the second day, you will actually print VanDyke Brown images (wet lab work) from the digital negatives you make in this workshop. You will learn about chemistry, paper, coating techniques, light sources, printing, processing and safety.
All materials are supplied.
Everyone will go home with several printed images.
Course material and instructions will be given to attendees prior to the workshop.
Lunch is not included. A sack lunch is encouraged.
Workshop hours: Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 4pm.
Enrollment is limited to 7 lucky participants.
Your Instructor: Judy Yemma
My interest in photography began when I was given a Girl Scout Brownie camera as a young girl. From then on, photography became a way for me to capture the moment, the emotion, and the beauty of a subject and make it mine. This interest became more serious while I attended San Francisco State University, where I earned a degree in Fine Arts. Life required that I put my art on hold while I pursued a career in Commercial Real Estate, but I never stopped “seeing” with my camera. After leaving the corporate world and relocating to the Sacramento area from the San Francisco Bay Area, I investigated Sierra College’s Photography Department and there rekindled my interest in the photographic arts. Photography is a way for me to speak artistically – to offer new views of “ordinary” objects or places. In truth, there is nothing “ordinary” about anything if one opens their eyes to the world.