Albumen and Salt Printing
From January 21, 2014 through January 24, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House
A beginner’s class with hands-on instruction of the two most popular printing processes from the 19th century: albumen and salt. Process historian Mark Osterman will teach how to prepare the albumen (egg white) and coat your own papers. Participants will then make sample prints from vintage glass negatives and digital negatives.
This workshop features negative retouching, toning options, waxing salt prints, and mounting prints using historic methods. Each participant will receive a manual with complete instructions, formulas, and related readings from the George Eastman House research library. Also included is the opportunity to see amazing original albumen and salt prints by Julia Margaret Cameron, William Henry Fox Talbot, Gustave le Gray, and many others.
Audience: Limited to twelve, this four-day workshop is suitable for fine art photographers, educators, history buffs, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience necessary.
Tuition: $600/$575 members, plus $70 materials fee.
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.