Platinum/Palladium Short Course
with Bill Schwab
February 25, 2018
Photostock Workshop –
Cross Village, Michigan
Special thanks to the good people at Hahnemüle USA for their help in sponsoring this workshop!
Join me for an introductory class into the world of platinum/palladium printing, a traditional photographic process as beautiful as it is permanent. A hand-made photographic process that involves creating a light sensitive emulsion on fine water color paper and processing it through light and chemistry.
Although the process can be a bit intimidating in all of its finer details, I’ve developed these short courses to get the novice up and running without having to delve too deeply. It gives the beginner a chance to work with the process right away without all of the trappings of collecting needed equipment, materials and chemistry. In most cases it is enough to hook a participant into delving deeper and will help familiarize them in working in the processor their own. All materials and chemistry are provided including a couple of working negatives from your files, prints or negatives to get you started.
Once registered, I will work with you to get a couple of images digitized and made into negatives for printing during the workshop. We will work together as a group for a very full day of demonstrations and hands-on printing and you will go home at the end with some beautiful prints. And, while not yet necessarily being an expert in the process, you will have enough knowledge to get started your own from a position of experience. This will also help prepare you for other, more advanced classes that I and others run. Consider it a fun way to get started while having a great time with the alchemy of a traditional photographic process.
Class Fee: 150.00 (includes all materials and chemistry)
When registered, you will receive a letter explaining the how, where, when and why of it all. We’ll be beginning on the morning of Sunday, February 25th at 9:30AM and I hope you can join us!