In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the entire process of album printing and explore its application to your own artistic endeavors.
Albumen prints have the pleasant characteristic of keeping the silver image on the surface of the paper and giving the image brilliance and sharpness. With the technique of salt printing it was for the first time possible to create an unlimited number of prints from a single negative; however, the disadvantage of salt printing was that it never had the brilliance and sharpness of daguerreotypes, for example, because the emulsion penetrated the paper and the images often appeared soft and dull. This disadvantage was only eliminated in 1850 by the Frenchman Desire Blanquart-Evrard, who used albumen as the image-carrying layer and enabled the prints to achieve an unprecedented brilliance.
The workshop is suitable for beginners. After a brief introduction to the history of albumen prints, you will learn how to make the emulsions and coat the paper and then expose your negative to UV light to produce a fascinating one-of-a-kind print. You will be guided in the design composition and shown how to create a visually stunning piece of art step by step.
- What is albumen printing?
- The science behind albumin printing
- How to make albumen prints
- Photo emulsions for albumen prints
- Photographic papers
- About negatives
- Toning albumen prints
- How to adapt the process to surfaces other than paper
- Albumen prints in contemporary Art
Our workshop is for beginners. After a quick introduction to the history of albumen printing and how they are created, you will be shown how to mix the emulsion, coat the paper and then expose your negative to uv-light to produce beautiful art. You will be guided in design composition and shown how to create visually pleasing artwork step-by-step.
The workshop will take place with at least 2 binding registrations.