Photo by Jill Enfield
Matt Albumen Printing with Jill Enfield (Weekend-Intensive)
- January 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- January 20, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Albumen printing was the first commercially useable method for reproducing photographic negatives. Matt albumen is a cheap and fast way to make brown prints. Unlike glossy albumen printing where you need to mix up your albumen and allow it to ripen for a week, matt albumen can be mixed and used the same day. You can get most of the supplies at the grocery store, come home and make a print in very little time.
In this new alternative process workshop, Jill Enfield will reveal her process for making beautiful matt albumen prints. After a Friday evening meet-and-greet session, we’ll move to the darkroom on Saturday and Sunday. Students will learn how to mix the chemistry, discover different methods for coating their paper with albumen, and understand how to make it light sensitive by coating with silver nitrate. Since this is a contact print process, an enlarged negative is then placed on top of the dried, sensitized paper and exposed to UV light. The image is then washed and fixed and can be toned using gold or selenium toners.
Students will leave the workshop with a thorough understanding of how to do this process in addition to a few wonderful matt albumen prints of their own.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
Weekend-Intensive (Three Sessions)
Dates: Friday, January 18, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 10 am – 6 pm
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Tuition: $875 + $100 model and equipment fee
Location: Friday: The Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; Saturday and Sunday: Santa Monica College, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA
Venue: Santa Monica College
Venue Website: http://www.smc.edu/Pages/default.aspxAddress: