The Weston Collective Workshop Series
Na2 Palladium Workshop with Ryuijie Douglas
June 28-30, 2019
COMBINE CLASSIC PRINTING PROCESSES WITH CUTTING EDGE DIGITAL NEGATIVE TECHNOLOGY
The Palladium printing process is one of the most beautiful alternative processes available. Like many alternative processes, a contact negative the size of the print is required. This workshop combines these exquisite classic printing processes with cutting edge digital negative techniques to yield beautiful fine prints.
LEARN HOW TO CALIBRATE THE PALLADIUM PRINTING PROCESS AND MAKE A DIGITAL NEGATIVE
In this hands-on, intensive two and 1/2 day workshop, students will learn how to calibrate the Na2 Palladium process for their use, prepare their image for printing and create a digital negative to produce a fine print.
LEARN HOW TO COAT AND PREPARE PAPER FOR PALLADIUM PRINTING
Working closely with Ryuijie Douglas, participants will become familiar with the Palladium printing process, learn how to coat and prepare paper, and then expose and print their image.
Ryuijie has steadfastly pursued his own photographic vision for over thirty years, and has acquired a reputation for his exquisite platinum/palladium prints, in addition to his traditional black and white work. An exceptionally prolific artist, Ryuijie’s career has been highlighted by a multitude of exhibitions. His work has appeared in View Camera, Photovision, Camera and Darkroom, Black&White, Lenswork, and Focus magazines. He has published three books, Ryuijie: Photographs, Time and Place, and Fragments of Time, along with smaller catalogs.
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Meet and Greet
10:00am – 12:00pm: Digital Negative/Palladium Printing Demo
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Palladium Printing
10:00am – 4:00pm: Palladium Printing