Photo by Joseph Rheaume
Platinum/Palladium Printing with Digital Negatives with Joseph Rheaume (Two sessions – SMC Campus)
- January 23, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- January 24, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Platinum/Palladium Printing is an incredibly beautiful, tactile, and archival process. If you’ve looked at your prints and crave more depth and beauty than your inkjet printer can deliver, then explore the wonderful world of Platinum/Palladium Printing.
This workshop, with an emphasis on digital negative creation and Platinum/Palladium printing, is designed so that you will leave with a solid understanding and foundation of the process. You will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to start making your very own Platinum/Palladium prints at home and the digital negatives needed to print them (create digital negatives and their prints from scans, camera files, or even iPhone photographs). You will learn the techniques and subtleties involved in making digital negatives, an introduction to the chemicals and equipment needed, how to mix the chemicals, what kinds of paper to use, and exposure techniques using the sun (not required) and UV exposure units. The workshop also explores paper coating with brushes.
Not only will you become proficient with the processes, you will communicate your experience with like-minded photographers who share your desire to make beautiful, velvety, elegant prints. No experience necessary, just bring your desire to learn new things.
Saturday’s class session will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). 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).
Please note this course will be held at LACP and Santa Monica College. 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.