Salt Printing

From December 3, 2012 through December 5, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

Learn the basics of making prints with the first photographic printing process introduced by William Henry Fox Talbot in the 1830s. Mark Osterman guides participants though the steps of coating, printing, processing, and displaying salted paper prints made from historic glass and paper negatives. The class also includes an illustrated lecture on the theory of sun printing followed by class discussion and viewing original salt prints by William Henry Fox Talbot, Hill and Adamson, James Robertson, Roger Fenton, and others from the vaults of George Eastman House.

All participants receive complete instructions and formulas as well as reprints of relevant historic articles on the salt printing process. 

Limited to 10, this three-day workshop is suitable for curators, photograph conservators, historians, photographers, artists, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience is necessary for this very hands-on workshop.

Tuition: $450 members, $475 non-members, plus $50 materials fee; extra-day option: $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. The Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees. The 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 at our website at  

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, 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.

Location : 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 · More Information · RTS East Ave. routes 57 & 81; University Ave. route 48.

Hours: Tue - Sat : 10am - 5pm . Sun : 11am - 5pm. · More Information · Buy Tickets

Admission : Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free · Members Free

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