Printing Silver Gelatin Lith Photographs with Ray Nelson /May 24-27 & Oct 18-21,2013

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  1. amournian

    amournian Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    8x10 Format
    Darkroom Skills – Printing Silver Gelatin Lith Photographs

    You will learn to make 8x10 monochrome photographs on warm emulsion silver gelatin photographic papers in a traditional “wet” darkroom using lith printing techniques. If you are unfamiliar with lith printing you might visit to learn more.

    You will mix photographic chemistry and lay out your processing steps for this sometimes colorful and always interesting and unique printing process. You will learn how to estimate and then refine your print exposure to establish print highlights and how to judge the appropriate developing time to establish your print’s dark tones. You will evaluate your work to refine and improve results. You will learn to “dodge & burn”, paper flashing, and other techniques to affect your results. You will learn bleach & redevelopment and toning techniques to refine your prints and improve their archival stability. You will leave with quality lith prints suitable for framing.

    Friday – Meet & Greet and Familiarization with Facilities & Equipment

    Saturday – Lecture & Practice

    Lab Procedures & Safety, Chemistry, Papers, Supplies.

    Making a Contact Sheet & Using it to select a negative to print

    A procedure to create your work print

    Photograph Printing - Refining your print technique

    Sunday – Lecture & Practice

    Photograph Printing - Refining your print technique

    Print Toning, Bleach & Redevelopment

    Monday – Practice & Wrap up

    Photograph Printing & Print Toning

    What to Bring:

    Notebook, pen/pencil, Willingness to learn, Patience

    A more specific list of all equipment and materials needed will be sent to you via e-mail in advance of your course.

    Be sure to specify which dates you would like to attend on this workshop.

    For more information please visit our website at

    Workshops in Montana
    7079 Hwy 83 N
    Condon MT 59826