Carbon Workshop by Sandy King
I will be teaching a workshop on carbon transfer printing at the Photographer’ Formulary in Montana this summer, June 26-July 1. Carbon transfer is one of the oldest, most beautiful and most distinctive of all photographic processes. Images can be in any color or tone desired, placed on a wide range of final surfaces, and, if worked for that purpose, have a relief or dimensional quality that is unique among photographic processes.
My work with carbon printing goes back to the early 80s when I began using the three-color carbon and carbro process. I switched to monochrome carbon transfer in the early 90s and have been working exclusively with monochrome for the past decade. All of my capture is with large and ultra large format film, primarily 5X7, 7X17 and 12X20, though in many cases I scan the in-camera negative and make the final print with a digital negative.
The workshop will include the use of commercial carbon tissue from Bostick and Sullivan as well as training in the making of one’s own tissue. I will be introducing for the first time at this workshop special procedures for making very high relief carbon images that I have developed over the past several years. So even if a person has attended one of my private or public carbon workshops in the past this particular session will present much new information, such as instructions in the high relief technique, more efficient coating procedures using special frames, and the use of digital negatives.
If you have any specific questions about the content of the workshop please feel free to contact me directly at my personal email, firstname.lastname@example.org. For tuition costs and logistical questions please go to www.photoformulary.com and look for the Workshops in Montana, or call 1-800-922-5255.
If you are interested in carbon printing carefully consider this opportunity. For a variety of reasons I don’t teach many group workshops and this is an opportunity to learn this beautiful and unique process in a georgeous setting with great facilities.