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 beforehand.


Silver gelatin dryplate

Silver gelatin dryplate, which was the real beginning of the silver based photography as we know it, is probably one of the most difficult challenges that a persion passionate about historical processes can face. In order to make our...

Retro photography – silver techniques (albumen and saltprint)

Retro photography – silver techniques is a workshop introducing participants to the intricacies of two most important silver based alternative processes; the albumen print and the salt print. Those two techniques were used to make most prints created in...

Oilprinting workshop

Oilprint, along with its sister technique of bromoil are among the most beautiful manipulative processes associated with pictorial photography and the American photosecession. It is a painterly technique which, like few others,  allows for a huge level of image...

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...

Talbotype – the saltprint

Talbotype – the saltprint is a workshop designed for everyone who not only wants to make prints using this technique, but also to learn to control the contrast and colour of the resulting prints. For the whole two days...

Gumprint

Gum bichromate is one of the oldest photographic techniques, older than the silver gellatine print most of us know. At the same time it is a pictorial technique, allowing the photographer a considerable degree of freedom of manipulation while...

Carbon transfer

Carbon transfer is one of the most important permanent techniques and as such it used to be one of the most popular ones in the past.  At one time papers for this technique used to be made by the...