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Albumen printing was the first commercially useable method for reproducing photographic negatives. Matte albumen is a cheap and fast way to make brown prints. Unlike glossy albumen printing where you need to mix up your albumen and allow it to ripen for a week, matt albumen can be mixed and used the same day. You can get most of the supplies at the grocery store, come home and make a print in very little time.
Students will learn how to mix the chemistry, learn different methods for coating their paper with albumen and then making it light sensitive by coating with silver nitrate. Since this is a contact print process, an enlarged negative is then placed on top of the dried, sensitized paper and exposed to UV light. The image is then washed and fixed and can be toned using gold or selenium toners.
Students will be able to leave the workshop with a thorough understanding of how to do this process once they return home as well as leaving with a few wonderful images of their own.
About the Instructor
Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author and has been teaching photography for many years with a concentration on historical techniques and alternative processes. Her two books: Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide To Alternative Processes published by Amphoto, and, Jill Enfield’s Guide to Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques published by Focal Press, are both award winning books and used in schools all over the world. Jill is working on the second edition to Jill Enfield’s Guide, which has a 2020 publication date by Focal Press - Routledge. Like the others, it will include step-by-step instructions on a variety of techniques including: wet plate collodion, dry plate modern tintypes, platinum and palladium printing, cyanotypes, liquid emulsion, albumen printing, hand painting and more.
Jill’s work has also been chosen to be on book covers about these techniques and in magazines. Jill has podcasts and videos that can be seen on youtube and other areas of the web. She has shown her work throughout the USA and Europe and had a one-woman show in 6 galleries on Ellis Island called THE NEW AMERICANS, up from May through September, 2017. A 3-minute video about the installation and the glass house made of old windows and portraits of recent immigrants can be seen by clicking on this link. The show then traveled with the Glasshouse of Immigrants fetured at Photoville in DUMBO, NYC and the Annenberg Center in LA.
Jill’s fine art images can be seen in many museums around the world as well as in private collections.
With Jill Enfield
(does not include food & lodging)
Save up to 25% off tuition with a combination of any 2 of the following discounts:
Early Bird Discount:
An early registration by the
qualifies for a 15% discount on your workshop tuition.
Back to Back Discount:
Register and attend two classes consecutively and receive one night of your B&B stay free also receive a 10% discount off the second weeks tuition
Bring a Friend Discount 10% off available when you both sign up for the same workshop.