Photography is a medium that is constantly evolving, presenting new ways to combine hardware, materials, and methods. Join Dan for a trip into an alternate universe of archival inkjet printing, a technology that can reproduce the look, feel, and intrigue of handmade prints—both monochrome and color—without the expense and hassle of a wet darkroom.
Over five days, we explore the beauty of translucent papers and discover ways to blend gold, silver, palladium, and other metals. As brushing, grinding, and rubbing become your new go-to skills, you also experience the joys of hand-applying gesso to make highlights positively glow.
Field trips to visually rich locations allow participants to make images using their newly minted skills. Back in The Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab, we then master the easy but powerful Adobe Photoshop techniques necessary for fine-tuning images. Dan shares his “diagnose and treat” approach to troubleshooting, saving you time, paper, and disappointment as you learn to identify problems before hitting the “print” button.
Dive into the magical world of voluptuous papers, hand-applied gold leaf, palladium leaf, mica powders, archival varnish, and opaque gesso, while creating lasting works of art that you’re proud to display, share, and sell.
Get acquainted with some of the previous work that was generated in this class:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Proficient in digital workflow; working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Computer workstations are provided in the digital lab. Please bring an 11x14” portfolio box for safe transport of your finished prints.
Note: This workshop utilizes the Alt Process Lab located in the basement of The Workshops. There is a flight of stairs that you will use quite a bit, traveling back and forth from the digital lab.
On-campus housing may be available. Please contact the IHM Retreat Center directly for details: 505-988-1975, www.ihmretreat.com.
Tuition includes daily lunch.
About the instructor
Dan Burkholder has a long history of inventing, exploring, teaching and exhibiting the next great thing in imaging. His book, iPhone Artistry, is considered the most comprehensive and fun how-to book for iPhone photographers. His poignant monograph, The Color of Loss, intimately documented the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans and is the first coffee table book photographed entirely using HDR (high dynamic range) methods.
His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, has become a standard resource in the fine art photography community and his platinum/palladium and inkjet prints are included in private and public collections internationally.