In this new five-day workshop, we will make both gelatin emulsion negatives and gelatin emulsion printing paper. Participants will be guided by Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth in making their own silver bromide gelatin emulsion and coating 4x5” glass plates. The group will shoot negatives in the Eastman House gardens and process them immediately afterwards.
In the second part of the workshop, participants will learn how to make and coat a simple developing out silver chloride gelatin emulsion used specifically for contact printing. Originally called “gaslight” paper because it could safely be handled by dimmed domestic gas lights, this slow emulsion paper produces cool black tones and can be made in different contrast grades to suit the negatives made earlier in the week.
Instructors: Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth. Price includes a $200 materials fee. Please specify member number for member discount.