Spend One, Two or Three days working with Ray Bidegain to learn the wonderful process of platinum printing. Hand made platinum prints are beautiful and highly regarded art objects with a long history. Starting with a sheet of 100% cotton paper we will hand coat the paper with an emulsion of light-sensitive platinum/palladium metals. Negatives are printed in contact with the coated sheet and tray developed. The resulting prints are a joy to make and absolutely beautiful. Because it is a contact process we will be working with either large-format negatives or enlarged digital negatives from files or scans. During the class we will cover:
Hand coating techniques
Creation of digital negatives
Darkroom technique for tailoring your camera negatives for the process.