Historical & Alternative Processes

In an age of digital perfection and digital reproduction there are many artists who look backwards and sideways to create something new and different. Many look to historical and alternative photographic processes as an antidote to digital perfection, exchanging computer for darkroom, perfection for the unpredictable, machine made for hand made.

To many, alternative processes are alchemy. Weighing and mixing raw chemicals, coating papers, exposing papers to sunlight, washing, fixing and toning the final image to create a one off, an unique and irreproducible image. The antithesis of digital photography.

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    • Alternative Processes | Salt Printing

      Historical & Alternative Processes

      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.

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      Dates: 9 September 2018
      Days: Sunday
      Time: 11:00 - 17:00
      Length: 1 Day
      Tutor: Paul Ellis
      Fee: £170.00
      Places: 3 places left
    • Alternative Processes | Wet-Plate Collodion

      Alternative Processes | Wet-Plate Collodion

      Our Wet-plate Collodion course allows participants to discover the unique qualities of this mid to late 19th Century printing process.

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      Dates: 11 November 2018
      Days: Sunday
      Time: 10:30 - 17:30
      Length: 1 Day
      Tutor: Daniel Barter
      Fee: £175.00
      Places: 6 places left
    • Alternative Processes | Kallitype & Platinum Printing

      Platinum Printing Course

      The one day course is hands on with Paul taking you through each step of the process from humidifying the Arches Platine paper to exposing it to UV light.

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      Dates: 4 November 2018
      Days: Sunday
      Time: 11:00 - 18:00
      Length: 1 Day
      Tutor: Paul Ellis
      Fee: £195.00
      Places: 5 places left
    • Alternative Processes | Solarisation Workshop

      Alternative Processes | Solarisation Workshop

      Invented by accident by Lee Miller and Man Ray, this darkroom technique partially reverses the tones of a photograph, whilst also enhancing the metallic properties of the silver gelatin paper.

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      Dates: 18 November 2018
      Days: Sunday
      Time: 11:00 - 16:00
      Length: 1 Day
      Tutor: Melanie King
      Fee: £175.00
      Places: 6 places left
    • Alternative Processes | Chemigrams

      Photography Course | What is a Chemigram?

      Learn how to create experimental photographic images using simple household ingredients and darkroom chemistry.

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      Dates: 28 October 2018
      Days: Sunday
      Time: 11:00 - 16:00
      Length: 1 Day
      Tutor: Melanie King
      Fee: £175.00
      Places: 6 places left
    • Alternative Processes | Making Digital Negatives

      Photography Course | Making Digital Negatives

      This course will take you through the preparation of files for printing onto Pictorico Ultra Premium film and the production digital negatives.

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      Dates: 13 October 2018
      Days: Saturday
      Time: 11:00 - 17:00
      Length: 1 Day
      Tutor: Richard Wills
      Fee: £145.00
      Places: 5 places left
    • Alternative Processes | Van Dyke Printing

      Van Dyke Printing Workshop

      In this one-day hands-on alternative processes printing workshop you will learn one of the most charming historical processes, Van Dyke Brown and Van Dyke Blue prints.

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    • Alternative Processes | Cyanotype Workshop

      Alternative Processes | Cyanotype Workshop

      This one day hands-on workshop will introduce you to how to make these famous blue photographs.

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