Hand coloring is as old as photography itself. In the 19th century, color tinting was applied to early black-and-white prints to make them more closely resemble reality; it was the advent of color films in the 1950s that took photographic hand-coloring techniques into the realm of interpretive artistic expression, which is where it lives today. Applied color has become a way for photographers to communicate their feelings, not just simply a means of creating another color image.
In this hands-on, online workshop, Laurie Klein first introduces you to the history of the medium and then moves into the materials and techniques of hand-coloring black-and-white prints while inspiring you to experiment with your own creative process. You start with traditional silver-based or digitally output prints and then apply a variety of paints, pigments, pencils, and inks to extend the photographic image to produce the affects you want. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Laurie does demonstrations throughout the workshop and shows her example prints. Participants work on their hand-coloring techniques as well as have numerous one-on-one interactions with Laurie. Guest presenter Shelley Vandegrift introduces you to her self-developed techniques for creating hand-colored images digitally using Photoshop, while the all-important last step of preserving and framing your final artwork makes this a comprehensive workshop from start to finish.
Jump into the child-like joy of hand coloring with Laurie and Shelley as your guides and creative co-conspirators.
A materials list along with instructions on how to select great images for hand coloring will be emailed to each student well in advance of the first class session.
Class will meet 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 (two online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her infrared photography. She began as a Bio-Medical Photographer in undergraduate school where she used infrared film for research and diagnostic purposes. What solidified her love and passion for infrared was when she began photographing with infrared film under the tutelage of Ansel Adams when she was a young woman and has never looked back. Laurie gained acclaim and recognition as an infrared portrait photographer photographing the female form in the environment. She has her BFA from RIT and her MFA from OU.
Laurie has been teaching for more than 30 years, and her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and numerous gallery exhibitions She is author of two infrared photography books published by Amherst Media: Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared and Infrared Photography and Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images, co-authored with her son Kyle Klein and Shelley Vandegrift. She also authored Hand Coloring Black and White Photography published by Quarry books.