Platinum / Palladium Printing Workshop with Paul Taylor and Mark Nelson of Precision Digital Negatives
2013 Workshop: June 7, 8, 9
This summer Mark Nelson, photographer and founder of Precision Digital Negatives, and Paul Taylor will be offering a platinum printing workshop at Renaissance Press. This will be a unique workshop and a great opportunity to learn from two masters of the craft.
The workshops will cover:
- An Overview of Color Management
- Digital File Prep
- Scanning from Film or Hand Drawn Media
- An Overview of the Precision Digital Negative System
- Na2 and Potassium Chlorate Contrast Controls
- Trouble Shooting a Variety of Issues Common with Platinum and Palladium
- Gelatin Sizing and Calendering for Papers that Benefit from Surface Sizing and Smoother Surfaces
- Clear Gum Bichromate Over Printing for Increased Dmax and Luminiousity
- Testing for Proper Clearing Procedures
About the Instructors
- Paul Taylor is a Master Photogravure Plate Maker, and Printer and Director of Renaissance Press. Paul’s work with early photographic process spans over thirty years of intensive work and study. He is the founder of The Rhode Island School of Design Press and has been teaching photogravure at RISD since 1993. Renaissance Press Prints are collected by museums internationally. Artists published or produced at Renaissance include Duane Michals, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel Peter Witkin, Linda Connor, Robert Adams, Aaron Siskind, Roy DeCarava, Tom Baril, and many others.
- Mark Nelson is author of Precision Digital Negatives for Silver and Other Alternative Photographic Processes. He is a photographer and Master Printer of the beautiful platinum and palladium process. He has written articles for books and magazines and has taught his method of printing with digital negatives to hundreds of photographers including Dick Arentz, Sam Wang, Christina Anderson, David Michael Kennedy, Josephine Sacabo, Beth Moon, and Brigitte Carnochan. Mark has adapted his unique Precision Digital Negatives System to craft positives for both traditional copper plate photogravure and for the photopolymer plate gravure methods.
Registration & Fees:
The Workshop Fee is 900.00 + Materials
A deposit of 450.00 is required to secure a place in the workshop. These workshops do fill quickly.
For registration information please contact Mark Nelson: firstname.lastname@example.org
For pre-registration questions and information please contact Paul Taylor at
603-239-9990 or email@example.com