Carbon transfer

Carbon transfer

Carbon transfer is one of the most important (and beautiful) historical processes; along with gumprint and oilprint it is one of the essential techniques utilizing the light sensitivity of organic coloids sensitized with chromium salts. Carbon transfer combines power and subtlety and is equally suited to dramatic landscapes, medieval ruins an delicate female nudes. Still, it requires a spacious darkroom where materials can be prepared and prints made. Thanks to the courtesy of the Tricity School of Photography we will have such a workshop at our disposal. We begin work by preparing the necessary materials; carbon papers and transfer papers. This skill will give us increased control over the prints we make and will offer us full creative independence. Both Saturday and Sunday will be divided into two parts; outdoors work when all the participants will have an opportunity to take their own pictures which they will later print using carbon transfer and darkroom work when, using the previously prepared materials, you will have an opportunity to make your own carbon transfers with the assistance of an experienced instructor. All the participants will be provided with: dinners (Saturday and Sunday), all the facilities necessary for makin carbon transfer prints, materials necessary for making carbon transfer prints( including transfer and carbon papers) two PCs for editing digital files facilities to print large format negatives from digital files (5 pcs), facilities to scan film, materials and facilities to develop black and white negatives (for film users). Instructor: Radosław Brzozowski Language: English and Polish Maksimum number of participants: 10 Cost: 190 euro. For those participants who book at least thirty days in advance, we offer a reduced price...
Pictorial photography – oilprint

Pictorial photography – oilprint

If you have had enough of typical courses with participants diligently copying negatives previously prepared by the tutor and all leaving the workshop with identical pictures that are not really theirs; if you don’t want to go for a course lasting from 10a.m. till 6 p.m. where the cleaning lady pointedly enters the room half an hour before the end, we have a perfect offer for you. What we invite you to take part in is a three day long oilprinting  workshop entirely devoted to oilprinting, during which you will not only use ready made negatives but you will also be able to print your own negatives, which you will copy, with the assistance of an experienced instructor, as oilprints at the same time learning the secrets of the oilprinting technique and creating unique prints. The fact, that the workshop lasts three days means that participants will not only have an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the technique, but will really be able to get practice and confidence with the technique; something that is priceless with manipulative processes such as oilprinting. Constant assistance of the instructor means that errors will be noticed and corrected instantly. Oilprint is one of the most important alternative processes, popular especially with the great pictorial photographers. It allows unrivalled manual control over the final appearance of the print combined with a wonderful rendition of details. Experience acquired with oil printing will also prove priceless when you try the sister process of bromoil. We will begin the workshop by learning how to prepare our own materials, especially the papers which will later be used to create the prints. After all,...
Ambrotype – two day workshop

Ambrotype – two day workshop

Ambrotype – two day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn one of the most beautiful photographic processes. The magic of wetplate photography or, to be more specific, of ambrotypes, hasn’t passed for over 150 years which have passed since the invention of the technique. The image made of silver on glass, magical, glittering with subtle hues fascinates in the 21st century just as much as it did in the 19th. And just as it was in the times when it was invented, for most of us the technique still is a mystery, something almost mistical. It seems that it is even more of a mystery now than in the past. Our two-day workshop in making wetplate ambrotypes will not only allow participants to learn/revise the rules governing wetplate photography but will also offer practical opportunities to use these skills under the tutor’s guidance and with the help of professional models taking part in the workshop. The programme of the workshop covers: a quick revision of using large format cameras, a presentation of the wetplate ambrotype process including chemical recipes, preparing glass for ambrotype photography, coating glass with collodion, sensitizing and processing wetplate, two photographic shoots  with professional models, varnishing the ambrotype, analysis of photographs taken during the workshop. All participants will be provided with: glass plates, chemicals necessary for wetplate including salted collodion, iron developer, fixer, sensitizer and varnish, a darkroom  for preparing and processing wetplates,  a photographic studio prepared for wetplate work, two professional models for the shoot assisted by a MUA/stylist, free use of a large format camera, a detailed handout. Participants are welcome to bring...