Advanced Platinum/Palladium with Jeff Graves

JG Platinum
Advanced Platinum/Palladium Printing and Digital Negative Workflow
with Jeff Graves
Location: Jeff Graves Studio, Broomfield, CO 

Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 2014
Meets 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition: $250.00 for both days or $145.00 for one day.
(Member Discount Available)
Materials Fee: $35.00. Registration opens May 5

Level: Intermediate – Advanced
This two-day workshop (optional as single day) continues the study of platinum/palladium (na2) printing as well as delves deeper into the digital negative workflow. It is intended for the continuing students of the introductory course or for anyone with basic platinum/palladium printing knowledge and digital negative creation (with Quad Tone Rip) skills wanting to gain further experience (*beginners please inquire for space availability as instruction is often one-on-one and the beginning student may be able to catch up quickly).  Participants will have the opportunity to create digital negatives from film scans or from high resolution digital files, then print them as Platinum/Palladium prints.  Full evaluations will be made of each print, then the participants will have the option to work further to create “final” prints as desired.  Day 1 will focus primarily on the Digital Negative, Day 2 will focus primarily on printing.

Topics included in this workshop (but not limited to):

  • Trouble shooting/ from first working print to the final image.
  • Modify QTR curves to suit your personal output workflow.
  • NA2 verses ABC/ both will be availble.
  • Paper choices/ several popular makes will be available.
  • Coating techniques and options.
  • Light source options.
  • Establishing your exposure time.
  • Developer warm and cold tones.
  • Clearing bath options.

Participants should bring a minimum of four to five film negatives (med format or 4×5 recommended) or high resolution digital files (raw or grey scale). We will be creating digital negatives using Quad tone RIP and contact printing them onto hand coated platinum/palladium paper. Personal laptop computers with Photoshop and Quad Tone Rip, coating devices (brushes or rods), papers, chemistry or anything that you would like to try are welcome!

The maximum number of participants is limited to four so there will be plenty of one on one instruction for each individual. Location is at the instructor’s home studio in Broomfield, CO.

jeff in darkroomInstructor — Jeff Graves

Jeff’s interest in photography started in 1994. While fulfilling his artistic needs with canvas and oils Jeff decided to start photographing subject matter that he wanted to paint. About a year later Jeff developed his first roll of black and white film and since then he has never looked back.  Currently, Jeff works primarily with large format cameras printing in silver, platinum / palladium and wet plate collodion making black glass ambrotypes.

After immersing himself deeply in the art of platinum / palladium printmaking Jeff has decided to share his knowledge and skills with others to share the beauty of creating this incredible medium. “It goes far beyond the final image, working with this printing process is art in itself and I wish to share this not only with my images but deep within the core of the process”.

Jeff’s images have appeared in numerous juried venues and institutions including The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Center for Photographic Art, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Black and White Spider Awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Black and White Magazine, View Camera Magazine, as well as numerous juried art festivals.