Alternative Processes | Salt Printing
On this one-day hands-on alternative processes workshop you will learn how to make one of the earliest forms of photograph, a salt print. Click HERE to see examples of salt printing.
The day starts with a short introduction to salt printing’s history.
We then move to the darkroom to learn about the chemicals involved and how to mix them. We then coat the papers in salt and then in a silver nitrate solution and then make our first test exposures under UV light (if it’s a sunny day then under sunlight). From this first test print we make a final print, wash and fix the image and then repeat the process throughout the day, perfecting our techniques as we progress.
You will need to send us digital files a week before the course in which we can turn in to large negatives.
Image © Sarah Pickering