Anderson Ranch Digital Negatives and Platinum Palladium Prints
August 6, 2012 – August 10, 2012
Platinum and palladium prints are considered the creme de la creme of photography. Learn to craft digital negatives with stunning tonality to create prints with deep blacks, seductive highlights, and lush mid-tones. We make different types of digital negatives, from traditional transparencies to the use of matte medium and packing tape. Students create a collection of beautiful images and develop enthusiasm about the medium.
We use a variety of fine watercolor papers and vellums for platinum/palladium printing, covering variables such as coating of the paper, developers, clearing and post-treatment of the print. For our digital negatives, we use Epson printers with premium-grade transparency films.
Class time is divided between the digital lab and the classic wet darkroom. We also take two field trips where the instructor demonstrates shooting techniques.