Photo by Joseph Rheaume
Gum Over Platinum/Palladium Printing with Digital Negatives with Joseph Rheaume (In-Person Learning – Two Sessions)
- April 23, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- April 24, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
In-Person Learning Class
Immerse yourself in the elegant practice concerning gum bichromate washes applied over platinum / palladium prints. Platinum palladium and gum bichromate are two of the most revered of the alternative processes. The 19th century technique combining these processes has the effect of enhancing the print by slightly increasing the contrast as well as using color to build depth and chroma. The intrinsic qualities of the platinum / palladium print make a magnificent base for many of the tones that gum bichromate can afford in controlling color and contrast. Combining these two processes offers a palette with which truly unique prints can be made.
In this two-day workshop, you will learn the techniques and subtleties involved in making digital negatives, coating, and exposing platinum / palladium prints, and preparing and coating gum washes over platinum / palladium prints. Whether you make photographs using 8X10 film, digital SLR cameras, or with your iPhone, this workshop will teach you to make beautiful platinum / palladium and gum over platinum prints.
Saturday’s class session will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Sunday will be held at Santa Monica College. Students should purchase one pack of 20 sheets (8.5 x 11) of Pictorico Premium OHP Transparency Film prior to the workshop for printing digital negatives (about $25-30).
Joseph Rheaume is a fine art photographer and educator from the western U.S. His passion for photographic image making was fostered at a very young age while watching his father make photographs with a Polaroid Land Camera. An active career in music gave way to his educational endeavors in 1996 when he began his studies at Arizona State University. By 2003 he had earned degrees in Engineering (BS) with an emphasis in Graphic Communications, Technology (MS) with an emphasis in Printing, and finally Fine Art (MFA) with an emphasis in Photography.
COVID-19 Alert & Policy:
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.
By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
Click HERE for details on booking.
Dates: Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 4 pm, PST at LACP + Sunday, April 24, 10 am – 6 pm, PST at SMC
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Tuition: $395 + $100 media, darkroom usage and on-site technician fee at Santa Monica College
Locations: Saturday: Los Angeles Center of Photography, Sunday: Santa Monica College, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA
Venue Phone: 3234640909
Venue Website: lacphoto.orgAddress: