Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
The Art of Platinum/Palladium Printing from Digital Negatives
Copyright Dab Burkholder, Three Trees Near Water
June 12 through 14, 2009
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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This is the workshop you’ve been waiting for. Combine the warmth and beauty of the platinum/palladium print with the precision of digital negatives.
From digital capture or scan to the final print you’ll learn all the steps to craft beautiful handmade prints. Learn how to make high quality enlarged negatives with inkjet printers. Enter the enchanting world of hand-coated platinum/palladium printing—often described as the most beautiful of all photographic processes.
both the chemical and digital sides of platinum printing. Create stunning
platinum over gold leaf prints, a process Dan has pioneered. Special hands-on
tutorials will teach you how to build your digital images. Between printing
sessions you’ll learn powerful techniques that let you control the
composition and tonality of your final images. A field trip will allow
you to make new images in a nearby location.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is located in downtown Kalamazoo Michigan at 314 South Park Street.Kalamazoo is located off I-94 halfway between Detroit and Chicago.
workshop is hands-on, intensive and enrolment is limited.
About the Artist:
Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital
technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional
photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build images that still look
and feel like real photographs, not like something from a graphic designer’s
portfolio. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and
digital darkrooms, his platinum prints are now included in many museum
and private collections. Originating the digital-negative process in 1992,
Burkholder has helped open doors for all black and white photographers
interested in moving into the new electronic technologies. His award-winning
book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is regarded as the
most authoritative work in the field. Dan has taught classes and workshops
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the lnternational Center
of Photography in New York, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the
Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and others. Active with the Texas
Photographic Society for many years, he is currently serving on the Advisory
Board for this organization.