201905 Lunatic Photo Expedition 18th of May 2019

Lunatic Photo Expedition is a one night event. We gather at 8 pm with all the canoes, kayaks and with raft we will go down the river Krka, enjoying the river and nature at full moon. We will eat and camp by the river. Next morning we will do some photography and go home.

This event is non profit event. It’s more a pilot project for my July five day photo expedition. If you want to join and learn more, please send me an email on borutpeterlin@gmail.com

201909 Wet Plate Collodion, Albumen and Salt print processes 18th,19th, 20th of September 2019

Wet Plate Collodion Process
Positive and Negative on glass
Salt printing and Albumen printing processes

WHAT?
Three day advanced workshop of wet plate collodion negative process and a workshop on salt and albumen print process. We will start with ambrotype (wet plate collodion positive on glass) just to get the whole spectrum of collodion process, but we will focus on collodion negative and printing techniques. We will learn how to manipulate collodion density and which density is good for what printing process. Please look at the detailed program at the end of this page.

WHERE?
Na žago 4, Straža pri Novem mestu, Slovenia (45°47’07.1″N 15°04’35.4″E – Google maps)

WHEN?
18th, 19th and 20th of September 2019. We start the day at 8:57 and end the day at 19:07

WHO?
This is an advanced course, but we will go from the beginning so if you have no experience, you will still be able to follow and make beautiful plates and prints.

LANGUAGE?
English

HOW MUCH?
Three day workshop costs 600 EUR and that includes all material cost and detailed hand out notes with all the steps and receipts. It does not include food and accommodation.

ACCOMODATION?
I recommend RaMar accommodation (LINK) But if you are coming by car, there are more options.  Five kilometers away, in Dolenjske Toplice there are options like camping (LINK), Hotel Pri Mostu is really nice place and in Novo mesto that is 9 km away there is also Hostel Situla. There are many other options on Booking.com.

RESERVATION?
The workshop is limited to four participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 100 EUR. The reservation fee is 80% refundable three weeks before the workshop. The rest you pay at the beginning of the workshop. I want you to feel comfortable and pay when you will be here, but I do need to collect the reservation fee.

HOW TO GET HERE?
AIRPORTS:
The closest airport is Ljubljana, Slovenia
The second closest airport is Zagreb, Croatia
Then there are two more airports in the vicinity: Klagenfurt (AT), Treviso (IT)

BUS, TRAIN
If you will come by buss or train, go to Novo mesto. From Novo mesto busses are going to Straža, but the connection is not that good, so I can pick you up and drop you to your accomodation place.

DISCOUNT FOR TAKING TWO WORKSHOPS
After this wet plate collodion workshop, I’m having immediately a workshop on carbon printing (LINK), so if you would want to stay for two more days and take the workshop on carbon printing, you get a discount of 150 EUR on the price for two workshops. So the price for collodion negative, salt printing, albumen printing and carbon printing workshop in the period of five days, between 20nd and 24th of March 2019 is 750 EUR.

MORE INFORMATION
Please email me for reservations and more information borutpeterlin@gmail.com


 

SUMMERY:

  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative.
  • how to achieve different densities of a negative.
  • what densities are appropriate for what kind of printing processes.
  • wet plate with ambient light and with flash light.
  • photographing outdoor.
  • salt printing, toning with gold, waxing.
  • albumen printing and toning with gold.
  • troubleshooting.

DAY ONE

  • introduction to the processes.
  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative.
  • reviewing examples of negatives and prints we are expected to be making during the workshop.
  • preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates.
  • the making of the first wet plate negatives.

DAY TWO

  • Before lunch we will go outdoor and make some landscape plates.
  • participants will learn how to make different densities of wet plate negatives.
  • Redeveloping. The second development after fixing, for boosting density of collodion negative.
  • What light is appropriate for wet plate negative and how to work in inappropriate light.
  • Making a portrait with ambient light or with studio flashes.
  • Varnishing glass negatives.
  • Preparing albumen for printing process.
  • Preparing gelatin for salt print process.
  • Seizing paper for salt print process.
  • Demonstration of salt and albumen printing process.

DAY THREE

  • Floating paper on albumen
  • Albumen print process (printing the collodion negatives we will make)
  • Salt print process (printing the collodion negatives we will make)
  • Toning with goldchloride.
  • Waxing salt prints.

Each participant will receive notes with all the receipts and the most important points to remember.

20200326-28 Carbon Printing from Film Negatives / 26 – 28. March 2020

 

Carbon Print Process (WIKI LINK) is one of the most beautiful processes ever invented. It’s superior to all other printing processes in it’s tonality and archival qualities.  The only problem is that it is extremely slow process. It will take three days to make a several prints from scratch. Because carbon printing process is very slow, I’m limiting this workshop to a small group of four participants. Carbon print from silver-based negative is the best medium from the best medium. Digital negative simply does not have the ability to block the light as efficient as film does. And if you’re a large format photographer, then you know that enlarging printing method can be compared with the tonality and clarity of a contact copy print. And if the printing process is carbon print (on glass) then, by my humble opinion it is just the best possible way to print a photograph.  In theory you could make a good carbon print from any kind of negative, but we will learn how to get the best consistent results by adjusting exposure and development of the negative.

In this workshop we will cover:

    • Each participant will make at least two 5×7″ film negatives, a portrait and a landscape scene.
    • We will expose and develop the negatives to get the best out of the carbon printing process.
    • The making of pigmented gelatin also known as glop for carbon tissues from scratch.
    • How to calibrate the glop (pigmented gelatin) to the certain density of a film negative.
    • Using different pigments for toning carbon prints.
    • The difference between the traditional dichromate and DAS sensitisers.
    • How to dry, sensitise and expose a carbon tissue
    • How the different quality of light exposing a carbon print effects the end result.
    • How to “develop” an exposed carbon print.
    • We’ll be trying different materials for the final support, from fixed-out silver gelatin paper, seized fine art paper, plastic Yupo paper, to my favourite way of printing, a carbon print on glass.
    • How to seize an art paper for carbon printing process.
    • Presentation of a carbon print on glass

 

WHERE?
Na žago 4, Straža pri Novem mestu, Slovenia (45°47’07.1″N 15°04’35.4″E – Google maps)  My atelier is in a small railway station in  a small town, across the street of local pizzerija Ravbar.

WHEN?
Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of March 2020. We start at 9:00 and end the day at about 19:00

WHO?
This is a basic course, going easy to follow step by step, so no previous knowledge is required.

LANGUAGE?
English

HOW MUCH?
Three day workshop costs 650 EUR and that includes all the material costs and detailed hand out notes with all the steps and receipts. All the negatives and prints you will take with you. Even some un-exposed carbon tissues, so after the workshop you can practice immediately. The price does not include food or accommodation. That said, if the weather permits, one night, we will have dinner in the forest, beside a bonfire on the top of the hill.

ACCOMODATION?
I recommend RaMar accommodation (LINK) But if you are coming by car, there are more options.  Five kilometers away, in Dolenjske Toplice there are options like camping (LINK), Hotel Pri Mostu is really nice place and in Novo mesto that is 9 km away there is also Hostel Situla. There are many other options on Booking.com.

RESERVATION?
The workshop is limited to four participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 200 EUR. The reservation fee is 50% refundable one month before the workshop and after that it’s not refundable. The rest you pay at the beginning of the workshop. I want you to feel comfortable and pay when you will be here, but I do need to collect the reservation fee.

HOW TO GET HERE?
AIRPORTS:
The closest airport is Ljubljana, Slovenia
The second closest airport is Zagreb, Croatia
Then there are two more airports in the vicinity: Klagenfurt (AT), Treviso (IT)

BUS, TRAIN
If you will come by buss or train, go to Novo mesto. From Novo mesto busses are going to Straža, but the connection is not that good, so I can pick you up and drop you to your accomodation place.

MORE INFORMATION
Please email me for reservations and more information borutpeterlin@gmail.com


DAY ONE

  • Introduction to the processes and reviving some examples of prints and negatives.
  • Going to the river and exposing few 5×7″ film negatives.
  • Developing films with ID-11 and Sandy King’s Pyrocat HD
  • Making close face portraits with studio flash, of course, on 5×7″ film negative.
  • Safety measures during the work with DAS sensitiser.
  • Preparation of glop, the pigmented gelatine.
  • Pouring the sensitised and pigmented gelatine on the temporary support.
  • Drying the tissues.
  • Exposing the pre-prepared and sensitised carbon tissue.
  • Making the first carbon print and getting familiar with all the steps of the process.

DAY TWO

  • Single transfer carbon printing process.
  • Making carbon prints from the carbon tissues prepared the day before.
  • Seizing art paper for the final support of the carbon print.
  • Preparation of glass as the final support of the carbon print.
  • Learning how to manipulate contrast.
  • How the quality of light that the carbon print is exposed effects the contrast of the image.

DAY THREE

  • Making more carbon prints.
  • Hardening seized art paper.
  • Final presentation and protection of the print.

Each participant will receive notes with all the receipts and the most important points to remember.