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It is our pleasure to announce, a collaboration between The Photo Parlour and the Inside the Outside Collective, to hold a Black & White Printing workshop with John Blakemore supported by Stephen Segasby, at the Photo Parlour lab in Nottingham.
John Blakemore's knowledge of the silver gelatin printing process needs no introduction, his prints are held in the world's finest collections and are held in the most esteemed collections. His understanding of the physical process of light, chemistry and process allow him to control his end prints in such a way that when he visualised the image and he opened the shutter, that mind's eye image was replicated in the final print.
Stephen is John's biggest fan and he has been silver gelatin printing for many years, in addition to silver gelatin prints he is also known for his Platinum/Palladium and Albumen prints using both analogue and digital negatives.
This workshop is designed to introduce an awareness of the key principles and steps from negative to print with a focus on allowing each printer to work with an image to produce 'their' vision of 'their' print.
We will cover the zone system, negative selection, multigrade filtration, contrast control and most importantly the application of these elements to produce the desired print.
We will discuss paper choice and other factors key to creating the depth of tone that silver gelatin papers are able to produce.
The workshop is both hands on and discussive. John and Stephen will seek to support you, to allow you to control the final outcome and remove some of the mysteries and frustrations of difficult negatives.
This workshop is suited to black and white film photographers who wish to hone their darkroom skills and learn printing techniques from one of the best and most highly regarded black and white printers in the country. The course would be particularly useful to those who have a base knowledge of the process but would like to explore fine tuning their results and those who currently scan their negatives but don't have the opportunity to print very often.
Places are strictly limited to 8 so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Day One - 5th November
In the first session, we will introduce the group to the zone system and its use throughout the photographic process from Exposure to final print.
We will discuss negative selection from the negatives that you bring with you and examine the benefits of consistent application of process and how problems can be avoided.
There will be time to review all the attendees work, a really valuable process if you have not been through it, it will really improve your editing processes.
Day Two - 6th November
In the second session, we will cover the physical process of printing, the use of filtration to adjust contrast and obtain the look and feel of the print and share an understanding of the effect that has on the way you want to convey the image in print terms.
We will get hands on and produce prints from your own negatives for most of the day. John and Stephen will be on hand to share their knowledge and support you through the day.
By the end of day two you will leave with a full undertsanding of the silver gelatin print process and how you can create your own feel in an image. You will have a better awareness of fine print control and of the end to end analogue photographic process that will stand you in great stead through all of your photgraphic journey.
The workshop studio is accessed by three flights of stairs.
- The event runs over both days of a weekend, Sat 5th and Sun 6th Nov '16.
- Each day will begin at 10am and wraps up at ~4pm.
- Workshop attendees are responsible for their own travel, food and accomodation requirements.
- Full workshop joining details will be provided in advance of the workshop.
- A full no quibble refund policy applies.
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