Shades of Light | Black & White Fine Printing Masterclass with Enrico Scotece | 27/28 May 2017 (three spots available)

2017-05-27 10:00

(Image: Enrico Scotece, Betts Creek Snowy Mountains, NSW (detail), 2012, fibre base silver gelatin photograph)

Shades of Light | Black & White Fine Printing Masterclass with Enrico Scotece
Take creative control of your prints and learn how to get the most out of your negatives! Learn advanced printing techniques and how to make expressive works on fibre-based paper with experienced interstate photographer Enrico Scotece.

This masterclass is a rare opportunity to receive professional instruction from one of Australia’s specialist darkroom practitioners and experienced tutors. In this hands-on weekend workshop you will gain an in-depth understanding of fibre-based paper and fine printing techniques and learn how to produce exhibition quality prints rich in tone, contract and detail. Program includes:

  • Approach to fine printing
  • Archival printing and washing techniques for fibre-based paper
  • Understanding print exposure and contrast values
  • Printing for the middle tones and tonal range
  • Techniques of print value control including dodging, burning, flashing
  • Working with difficult negatives
  • Variable contrast print controls and split filtering
  • Post print selenium toning and its effective and creative uses
  • Print finishing and presentation

Enrico Scotece is an experienced photographer and a Lecturer in Design (Photomedia) at Western Sydney University. He is founder of Think Negative, a unique analogue photographic studio and darkroom now based in the Blue Mountains (formerly Sydney). Also a PhD candidate, Scotece’s research utilises photography as a reflexive practice. Scotece was PhotoAccess’ 2016 Dark Matter resident, where he spent eight months producing experimental pinhole camera images and photographing the Canberra region and outback NSW, he then spent many hours in the PhotoAccess darkroom producing prints for his solo exhibition Temporality which was shown in the PhotoAcces Huw Davies Gallery in November 2016.

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017, 10am-4pm each day

$460 (PhotoAccess members)
$495 (includes 12 month membership of PhotoAccess)

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Maximum number of participants: 6 (three spots available)
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Who is this workshop for? Confident intermediate analogue photographers. Completion of any of the following courses/workshops (or relevant experience) is recommended as a minimum Darkroom Essentials weekend workshop, or Dark Arts six-week beginners darkroom course, and Negative Thinking: Shooting black-and-white film for beginners one-day workshop.

(Image: Enrico Scotece)