NEW: Digital Negative Making

From February 18, 2014 through February 20, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House


No longer limit yourself to just analog or just digital photography. This hands-on workshop will help you to harness the precision of digital imaging to produce negatives with your inkjet printer for a variety of your favorite historic and alternative printing processes. Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will teach participants easy step-by-step workflow for digital negative making.

This workshop will feature the following techniques:

  • Shooting with your own digital camera
  • Processing and handling your digital files/captures
  • Basic digital photo retouching
  • Building the proper printing curves for various alternative printing processes
  • Making gold toned salted paper prints from digital negatives

Each participant will receive a salted paper printing manual, basic written instructions for making digital negatives, and a reading list with current literature on digital negative making. The group will also have an opportunity to view original works from the George Eastman House collection.

Important: Each participant will be required to bring his or her own digital camera and laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop CS5 or CS6. 

Audience: Limited to six, this three-day workshop is an excellent experience for those who wish to learn an alternative/historic printing process or are already making their own sensitive papers. The workshop is suitable for art and photography students, educators, advanced fine art photographers, and anyone interested in handcrafted prints. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $500/$475 members, plus $80 materials fee. Add an extra day of printing for $150. 

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop two weeks before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks before a workshop start date. If the workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. George Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees. Eastman House may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes. 

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Unless otherwise stated, the workshops are held at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Directions can be found here.  

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop. Participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at George Eastman House is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, eastaveinn.com. This hotel is within walking distance of the museum. Room rates begin at $99 per night. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at George Eastman House to get this special rate.

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