Platinum/Palladium Printing at Home with Sean Blocklin (Online Learning – Five Sessions)
Photo by Sean Blocklin

Platinum/Palladium Printing at Home with Sean Blocklin (Online Learning – Five Sessions)

  • May 16, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • May 23, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • June 6, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • June 13, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • June 20, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Platinum and Palladium prints are considered the zenith of alternative process printing. Two of the most precious metals on earth combine to produce images of gorgeous tonal value. This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to start making Pt/Pd prints in your own home.

Classes will start with a history and explanation of the process followed by safety and environmental considerations. Time will be given to make prints during class, ask questions and experiment. Finally, considerations are made for taking prints to the next level including contrast control, layering, and over-printing.

Students will leave with the ability to make beautiful prints whether in an at-home or studio environment.

Day 1
• Introductions
• History of Pt/Pd Printing
• Explanation of Materials
• Overview of the Process
• The At-Home Setup
• Safety concerns
• Environmental concerns
• Considerations for Negatives/Objects for printing
• Basic Digital Negative creation
• Homework: Come to class with a few negatives

Day 2
• Process/Safety Review
• Printing Demonstration
• Mixing the chemistry
• Time to work
• Wrap-up and questions
• Homework: Make 3 prints from different negative types

Day 3
• Review student work
• Possible issues
• Next steps
o Contrast Control
o Layering
• Time to work
• Wrap up and questions
• Homework: Make a print with a minimum of 3 layers

Day 4
• Review student work
• Next steps
o Tonal shifts with developers
o Over-printing
o Paper toning
• Time to work
• Wrap up and questions.
• Homework: One image developed two different ways

Day 5
• Final wrap-up: Discussion of processes, questions and issues.
• Showcase of student work
• Considerations for print finishing

Students will be required to purchase chemistry beforehand. Bostick & Sullivan is recommended. Please see links below:

Large kit: https://www.bostick-sullivan.com/cart/lacp-pt-pd-large-kit.html
Small kit: https://www.bostick-sullivan.com/cart/lacp-pt-pd-small-kit.html

 
 
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at info@lacphoto.org.
 

Five Sessions
Dates: Sundays, May 16 – June 20, 11 am – 2 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $345

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This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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