Summer Workshops

Introduction to Alternative Processes
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Introduction to Alternative Processes

This class has been canceled because Snow College is hosting Mary Virginia Swanson at the same time. We will be at her workshop and encourage others to enroll. Email info@luminariaslc.com, or join our mailing list, for information on when this class may be offered again.

More information at https://www.snow.edu/community/summersnow/swanson.html

$675

This introduction to alternative processes touches on the basic techniques of contact printing, digital negatives, UV exposures, and hand-coated emulsions. Students will work with cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, and Kallitype to learn basic skills and form the basis for future classes focused on one medium.

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Introduction to Digital Negatives
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Introduction to Digital Negatives

$1050

Many alternative processes are done with contact printing and not negative enlargement. Prior to digital negatives, cumbersome and expensive medium and large-format cameras shot large negatives. At Luminaria we combine digital and darkroom techniques to design digital negatives for the process you want to print. In this class you will learn the basic principles for calibrating negatives for any process you like.

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Advanced Wet Plate Collodion
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Advanced Wet Plate Collodion

$1050

Have you been practicing wet plate but have technical questions or need guidance on how to perfect or control the chemical process? Or, do you have a wet plate project in mind and need some instruction to realize it? Then this is the class for you. We will focus on expanding your collodion skill set, from creating stained glass ambrotypes, collodion glass negatives for printing in alternative processes, or taking your collodion work to a larger size.  We will focus on advanced trouble shooting and field techniques, and build a greater understanding of the chemistry that is working to create your images.  

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Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion with Holga
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion with Holga

$300

Wet plate is very technical and we suggest taking an intro class to learn the basics instead of trying it on your own. Using Holga cameras you will learn the basics for flowing, sensitizing, shooting, developing, and fixing plates. This is a wonderful introduction that aims to keep costs low, avoid frustration, and prepare you for independent work and/or an intermediate workshop.

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Printing Gelatin Silver with Digital Negatives
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Printing Gelatin Silver with Digital Negatives

$600

Don’t get us wrong--we love shooting film and enlarging traditional silver negatives in the darkroom. However, combining a chemical with a digital workflow is an excellent option for making the perfect gelatin silver print without needing to shoot film. This workshop teaches the basic principles of digital negatives and gelatin silver printing so students can adopt this workflow in their own studios.

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Advanced Digital Negative - Combining Processes
Jul
25
to Jul 28

Advanced Digital Negative - Combining Processes

$1600

Digital negatives can be tailored to the process you want to print. When combining processes you can tailor your negative to the parts of the image you wish to be in one process versus another. In this class you will build upon a basic knowledge of digital negatives to learn how to reverse engineer a print and tailor your negatives to the desired outcome.

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Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing

$1200

Platinum palladium printing can be intimidating and expensive to learn, but at Luminaria we break down the steps so you waste as little as possible and build confidence. You will learn the basics of hand-coating paper, contact printing, exposing, developing, and washing these remarkable prints. Digital negatives will be used and students are encouraged to bring digital images to print.

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Introduction to Salted Processes
Aug
8
to Aug 11

Introduction to Salted Processes

$1200

Join us for 3 days of investigation into processes that use silver and salt to create beautiful handmade photographic images.  Salted paper & Albumen printing are some of the earliest photographic processes, and when combined with an array of toning options they can cover a wide range of asthetics.  We will create hand made prints for over the course of the workshop and explore the many creative options that are available from these silver-based historic processes.

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