Albumen workshop

Albumen workshop

Albumen workshop is the only workshop of its kind offering an opportunity the learn to intricacies of of one of the most important techniques in history of photography. The first print making technique that made a real, industrial scale career dominating photography for dozens of years. Suffice it to say, that just one factory making albumenized paper used seventy thousand eggs per day. Albumen print may seem to be a simple technique, in reality, however, it requires considerable knowledge and care in order to get the best results, especially if we aim at full control over the contrast and colour of the print. We offer a two day practical workshop during which we will not only learn to make albumen prints, but also the more advanced elements of the process. We will learn to prepare a variety of albumen recipes, control the print contrast and use a variety of toners. During the workshop we will learn to: Prepare matt and glossy albumenized paper using a variety of recipes, increase the image contrast, sensitize the albumenized paper, expose and process the albumen prints, prepare negatives for albumen printing (both large format and digital negatives), tone the albumen prints, prepare the images for presentation in a conservator friendly way. We also provide an opportunity to print your own negatives (including printing negatives from your own digital files) and to prepare photos in our studio should you wish to do so. The following will be provided for all the participants: materials necessary for albumen printing including toners, papers appropriate for the technique, albumenized papers, all necessary tools, UV light sources, practice negatives, a...
Field workshops – what they are

Field workshops – what they are

Field workshops offer a unique combination of intensive photographic practice, including both taking our own pictures and mastering the chosen technique under supervision of an experienced instructor. This way the time we spend together is not limited to just the time of photographic practice.  Once this is over we can sit together at a good supper, drink a glass of ale and talk… about photography or anything else that we find...
Technical workshops – what they are

Technical workshops – what they are

Technical workshops are where we concentrate only on mastering a particular photographic technique. Rather than divide our time between darkroom practice and photographic sessions we focus entirely on the technical aspects of the process basing our practical work on negatives prepared by the instructor...
Creative Workshops – what they are

Creative Workshops – what they are

Creative workshops combine an opportunity to master a particulat technique with a chance to enrich your portfolio with pictures you take yourself. Rather than limit ourselves to practising the technique using negatives prepared by the tutor, we offer an opportunity to shoot your own photographs that will constitute basis for further practice during the...