Saturday – Sunday, February 27 – 28, 2010

Platinum-Palladium Workshop
Instructor: Roger Palmenberg

This workshop will introduce the student to what has been referred to as one of the most beautiful and permanent photographic printing processes ever discovered.

This 19th century process is characterized by subtle tones, soft textures, and delicate highlights not obtainable through regular gelatin silver printing. The chemistry of printing with salts of platinum and/or palladium will be discussed and various techniques of coating papers will be demonstrated. This is a contact printing process so students will need to supply their own large format negatives, 4 x 5 or larger, either from original in camera negatives or enlarged duplicate negatives. Basic to intermediate darkroom knowledge is required for the workshop.