Album printing was developed in 1850 by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard (1802-1872). He used paper, albumen, silver nitrate and light to create photographic images. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the entire process of album printing and explore its application to your own artistic endeavors.
The workshop is suitable for beginners. After a brief introduction to the history of album prints and how they are created, you will be shown how to safely mix emulsions and coat da paper, then expose your negative to ultraviolet light to produce a fascinating one-of-a-kind print. You will be guided in design composition and shown how to create a visually appealing work of art step by step.
- What is album printing?
- The science behind album printing
- How to make album impressions
- Photo emulsions for album printing
- Photo papers
- About negatives
- How to adapt the process to surfaces other than paper
- Album printing in contemporary art
The workshop will take place with at least 2 binding registrations.