Argyrotype Over Metal Leaf Photography Workshop


Aug. 25, 2012, 09:00 am

727 S. Spring Street

Argyrotype is a user-friendly, iron-based silver printing process that produces brown images on plain paper. Chemist and photographer, Dr. Mike Ware, developed the Argyrotype process. It is derived from the Argentotype, Kallitype, and Vandyke processes of the 19th Century, but has greater simplicity, improved image stability, and longer sensitizer shelf life.

In this hands-on, instructional workshop, participants will learn the technique of creating unique photographs combining the best aspects of digital technology, a historical photographic process and traditional fine art materials.

This workshop will include training in the following skills:
• Creating enlarged digital negatives for contact printing using OHP inkjet transparency film
• Coating Argyrotype sensitizer on Canson Vidalon Vellum
• Exposing images using an Arista UV Light Source
• Processing Argyrotype prints
• Using sizing medium to apply and adhere Gold, Palladium or Silver Leaf to vellum
• Finishing prints with Krylon Kamar Varnish

Workshop participants should bring a selection of 4-6 digital images or film negatives to output as a digital negative for printing. Participants who bring digital files should use the following guidelines:
• 300 dpi, no bigger than 4” square, tiff or jpg format supplied on a thumb drive or similar

Each participant can expect to create (1) Argyrotype over metal leaf. A light lunch will be provided.

Date: Saturday, August 25th 2012

Time: 9am – 5pm

727 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Parking: Pay lots are located on either side of Spring Street just south of the gallery.

Fee: $200/person + $60 materials fee

Enrollment Limit: 12 participants

About Eric Joseph:
Eric has been a member of Freestyle Photographic Supplies since June of 1986 and has had virtually every job in the company over the past 26 years. Eric is a graduate of California State University, Northridge earning a Bachelors Degree in Art Specializing in Photography.

Over the past 11 years he has served Freestyle in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Product Development. His duties include overall responsibility of Freestyle’s purchasing and buying department, developing new products, keeping as many of the legacy analog products alive as possible and interfacing with every coating facility, chemical manufacturer and manufacturer of products in the photographic industry on a worldwide basis.

To register please visit: or for any questions, please contact drkrm at [email protected] or 213.612.0276

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