You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.
This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified
It can be intimidating trying to figure out what negatives work best for which processes and how to fine tune these negatives to best suit your needs and vision. This one day workshop was developed to give you a good foundation for creating and manipulating digital negatives for use with alternative printing processes, and is perfect for those looking to get started on a project from home with the tools and materials you already have.
In this workshop, you will be guided through the basics of digital negative creation and curve linearization with tutor demonstrations and hands-on practice. This session will cover working with a digital image in Photoshop and turning this image into a negative suitable for use in a self-selected contact printing process. Other topics covered may include a discussion on printer setup and basic guidelines, printer ink choices, media limitations, DMax and DMin, negative calibration: mid-tone adjustments with curves, saving an .ACV file, and troubleshooting. You are encouraged to contact print up to whatever size is preferable within the parameters of your printer. Since this is a work-along day and not a lecture, it is expected that you will have the required materials prepared for the workshop.
You will need access to and familiarity with the following:
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.
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The Penumbra Foundation is a non-profit photographic arts organization whose mission is to bring workshops and greater education, lectures, and events to a diverse and evolving international photographic community. Our scope spans photography from its 19th century invention to the present age.
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