Specialist printer and photographer Mike Crawford.
The two day workshops are aimed at presenting a wide approach to black and white printing. As the participants will have a variety of darkroom experience, the sessions can be adapted depending on their preferences.
Day one will concentrate on the importance of tonality and print balance which will initially include choice of contrast, Multigrade filtration, developer and paper choice, (fibre and resin), archival printing and processing. Further topics to be covered will be burning and dodging, split grade printing, flashing (for tonal effect and contrast control), diffusion and ‘dry down.’ Following a series of demonstrations, there will (hopefully) be time for participants to work on their own prints in the darkroom. At the end of the session we will look at the importance and methods of print and folio presentation.
Day two morning session will be on methods of toning, including sepia (Thiocarbamide), selenium and blue as well as combining different toners to achieve split toning effects. Variable Thiocarbamide toning produces a broad array of sepia tones. Prints can be toned from the previous day’s session, or from existing prints provided by the participants. Afternoon session will be individual printing by the participants, with coaching and guidance from Mike
Price 2000,- NOK incl materials or 250 Euro's.
Send email for more info to
morten at kolve dot org