Alternative Process Photography by New York Fine Art Photographer Jill Enfield Albumen printing (glossy or matt): Henry Fox Talbot made the first successful silver chloride photographic paper around 1834. In1840, Louis Desire Blanquart-Evard, improved on Talbot’s recipe to make positive prints. Using egg-whites and silver, beautiful reddish brown to brown colored prints can be made on many types of paper. Students will learn how to tone their images using the same toners that are used with silver gelatin prints. This is a contact print process and you will need negatives the size you would like your final image to be. Students will need to either bring negatives or materials for photograms or, combine a digital negative workshop with this one. Watercolor paper and brushes also need to be supplied by the student. Albumen chemicals will be provided. Tuition: 2 day workshop: 9am – 5:30pm 1 hour for lunch $650.00 Tuition for private class: $650/ day
Alternative Process Photography by New York Fine Art Photographer Jill Enfield Cyanotypes: One of the early photographic processes, invented in 1842 by Sir John Hirschel, was the cyanotype. It is based on sunlight causing a change in a light sensitive emulsion brushed onto paper or fabric. Many of the early photographic images were called “sun prints” because they had to be exposed using UV lights, or sunlight. During the summer months, we will expose in the sun, during the other seasons, we will make the cyanotypes using UV lights and learn to tone the prints using non-toxic chemicals. This is a contact print process and you will need negatives the size you would like your final image to be. Students will need to either bring negatives or materials for photograms or, combine a digital negative workshop with this one. Watercolor paper and brushes also need to be supplied by the student. Cyanotype chemicals will be provided. Tuition: 2 day workshop: 9am – 5:30pm 1 hour for lunch $650.00 Tuition for private class: $650/ day
Alternative Process Photography by New York Fine Art Photographer Jill Enfield Digital negatives: Learn how to make digital negatives to use with any historical technique. We will work on your images and print out a test, then make a test print so that you can see how to “tweak” your negatives so they work with your style and paper. Alternative types of negatives will also be discussed, such as paper negatives and gel medium negatives. Students will need: either Inkpress or Pictorico transparency paper, watercolor paper and negative storage sheets. Some alternative chemicals will be provided and should be discussed ahead of time. Tuition: 2 day workshop: 9am – 5:30pm 1 hour for lunch $650.00 Tuition for private class: $650/ day
Alternative Process Photography by New York Fine Art Photographer Jill Enfield Alternative Process Photography by New York Fine Art Photographer Jill Enfield Whether you are a beginner or want to brush up on a technique, you will leave the workshop with confidence to continue working on your own. If you would like a private class or you have a few friends you want to come with, e-mail me with dates you are interested in and I will get back to you within a few days to let you know if those days work for me. Weekdays or weekends are fine. Private tutoring or a group of 3 to 4 students – your choice. If you are bringing negatives with you, please have them be no larger than 10 x 10. Remember this is a learning situation and bigger is not always better! If you are traveling and don’t want to carry a lot of supplies with you, there is a very nice art supply store not far from my studio. They will need to know ahead of time to make sure the papers are in stock, but the prices are competitive and they are willing to order what you need. We can talk or e-mail to make sure you will have everything necessary to work. You can also ship a box back home, or pack it up to carry. Unless otherwise stated, students will learn how to mix chemicals from scratch, store and dispose of the chemicals safely. All workshops are limited to 4 students. Click on the links to learn more about each workshop: Digital Negatives Cyanotypes Wet plate collodion tintypes and or ambrotypes Modern Dry plate tintypes Albumen Van Dyke Brown Transfers Platinum and or Palladium Destination Workshops
Alternative Process Photography by New York Fine Art Photographer Jill Enfield After 34 years in New York City, in 2014 my family and I moved 50 miles up the Hudson River to the town of Newburgh. As much as I loved, and still do love the city, I was feeling like I needed more outdoor space and privacy versus sharing elevators and hallways with other apartment dwellers. We found a converted gunpowder mill located across the street from a park with hawks, bunnies, groundhogs (we like them), deer (we also like them) and more. I had a beautiful darkroom built, both Richard and I have our own office space, and we put solar panels on our roof. We can work in our offices, on the porch or out by the pool. I am in heaven! Besides having the privilege of teaching workshops in Maine, Norway, Connecticut and Florida in 2016, (dates below), I will also be offering workshops in my home studio for 1-4 students at a time. There will be many choices to make, as you can stay with us (and our 4 cats) or stay at a nearby hotel, motel or bed and breakfast. You can learn darkroom developing and printing, beginning Photoshop, or anything in-between. If you look through my book: Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes, you will see that there is a lot to learn. A list of techniques is below and I will be happy to design a workshop around what you are interested in.
Workshop: Fotofusion: Palm Beach Photographic Workshop Dates: January 19 – 23, 2016 Description: Florida in January – what could be bad! http://www.fotofusion.org
Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques
Published by Focal Press Jill’s how-to book on alternative processes can be bought at bookstores and on-line as of June 5, 2013. As technology advances in the world of photography, a passionate crowd of professionals, students, and hobbyists is returning to the darkroom in search of a more authentic, handmade feel to their art. Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes shows how to do just that. Packed with stunning imagery, how-to recipes, techniques, and historical information on the evolution of processes, this guide provides the instruction to emulate the ethereal, dream-like feel of alternative processing. Whether in a darkroom using traditional chemicals, at the kitchen sink with pantry staples, or in front of the computer re-creating techniques digitally, you will learn how to add a richness and depth to your photography like never before. Covers alternative processing from its historical roots up through digital manipulation. Showcases the different styles and processing methods of various artists. Includes suggestions for vegan and vegetarian-friendly alternative processing!