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Gum Printing / Gum Oil Printing

Seminar duration: 12 hours (3 x 4 hours)

 

Cost:

All materials, chemicals, printing papers and tools that will be needed for this seminar are included in the cost.

The technique that will be presented and analyzed in this seminar is the following:

 

Gum printing

Gum printing technique (method of potassium dichromate) is a technique of the previous century that was used a lot by pictorialists photographers. The process of production of a photosensitive emulsion, as well as all stages of production of a gum oil printing technique, will be analyzed. The subjects that will be analyzed specifically will be the following:

 

  1. Taking a photo using this specific technique

  2. Processing the photo in order to produce the negative film that will be used in printing

  3. Printing of the negative film

  4. Production of the photo-sensitive material

  5. Preparation of the papers that will be used in the printing process

  6. Development and printing of the photos

 

All participants in this seminar will print their own photos and the best photos will be presented in the Reflex Photographers official site.

 

 

Gum Oil printing

Gum oil printing technique is a technique that is based on the traditional method of gum printing.  Gum oil printing technique (method of potassium dichromate) is a technique of the previous century that was used a lot by pictorialists photographers. The process of production of a photosensitive emulsion, as well as all stages of production of a gum printing technique, will be analyzed. The subjects that will be analyzed specifically will be the following:

 

  1. Taking a photo using this specific technique

  2. Processing the photo in order to produce the negative film that will be used in printing

  3. Printing of the negative film

  4. Production of the photo-sensitive material

  5. Preparation of the papers that will be used in the printing process

  6. Development and printing of the photos

 

All participants in this seminar will print their own photos and the best photos will be presented in the Reflex Photographers official site.

Photo etching process of printing

Seminar duration: 12 (3 x 4 hours)

 

Cost:

All materials, chemicals, printing papers and tools that will be needed for this seminar are included in the cost.

The technique that will be presented and analyzed in this seminar is the following:

 

Photo-etching process of printing

Photo etching is a very old process of image printing. Historically there are 2 ways of photo etching: the first was the photochemical process but in this seminar, we will focus on the relief printing. We will transfer the photograph in a linoleum or wood, that we engrave creating a mold of printing.

We will analyze both the process of transfer of the image on the material as well as the process of engraving and printing of photos.

The participants in this seminar will print their own photos and the best of them will be presented at Reflex Photographers’ official site

Girls workshop \\ indoors, natural light

Workshop. Girls by George Tatakis. Organic, natural light. 50 euros, 4 hours.

Dates to be announced

Darkroom I & II

Darkroom I

Get to know analog photography and the magic of darkroom. The workshop includes:

1) Darkroom presentation and description of materials and tools.
2) Removing negative from the camera and placing it in the development tank demonstration.
3) Developing a negative with chemicals demonstration. 
4) Making contact sheets
5) Photo printing using the magnifier.
6) Digitizing negatives by the use of film scanner and saving them to the desktop.

Every participant will receive a print at the end of the workshop. 

Darkroom II

Second part of presentation and hands-on learning of the basic film development procedures. During the second part, the participants will be able to carry out themselves the following procedures: 

1) Developing a negative with chemicals
2) Printing contact sheets
3) Photo printing using the magnifier.

The following techiques will also be presented: 

1) Burn

2) Dodge

3) Mask

 

Once in a month, two Saturdays, at 12:00 - 14:00

 

Total: 4 hours

Price: 40 euros (members: 20)

 

Lecturers:

Darkroom: George Tatakis

Film Scanning: Antonis Chrysakis

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We are trying to bring to you photography related education, tailored to your needs. At Reflex Photographers, near the center of Athens, many workshops take place by the Reflex Photographers' residents or by partner, highly qualified lecturers. Please feel free to follow our Facebook page to be notified in time for our next event. Below you can see a list of available workshops.