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Claire A. Warden Teaches Ambrotype Workshop

Ambrotype images, a collodion process on glass, have a unique and beautiful aesthetics that makes this a very exciting in-camera, alternative photographic process.

Claire A. Warden led us through the history and technology of this process during a 3-day workshop that began with a lecture and ended with an open studio where the workshop students created their own Ambrotypes.





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Tintype Workshop and Open Studio with David Emitt Adams

Mid-ninteenth century tintype photography is experiencing a resurgence as photographers look for a unique aesthetic for portraiture and still life images.

David Emitt Adams led the weekend of tintype creativity starting with a free lecture on Friday evening, the all-day workshop on Saturday, and  an open studio on Sunday.

Two stations with 4×5 cameras were setup, one for still life props and the other for portraits.

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After the developer.

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In the final wash before varnishing.

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Warming up the plate before applying the varnish.

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Exposures of 15 to 20 seconds require sitting very still – the head brace helps!

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Pouring off the excess varnish of a portrait tintype.

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Making sure everything is properly focused.

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Here is a Graflex 4×5 with an aerial lens.

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The next setup was a modified Holga and the tissue paper was used like a ground glass plate to check focus.

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Final rinse at the end of the open studio day.

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Platinum Workshop with Keith Schreiber

Starting Friday evening and working through Sunday, the workshop students learned about creating digital negatives for platinum/palladium, chemistry, and then made prints in the alt process lab.

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Keith shared his expertise with the class and showed the process he uses to make palladium and platinum prints. You may remember Keith’s work on exhibit in the North Gallery along with Dick Arentz this past January and February during the Art Intersection Platinum/Palladium exhibition.

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Checking the first digital negatives for densities and checking exposure times.

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Keith concentrating on building and explaining digital negatives and Quad Tone RIP.

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Discussing paper choices.

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Ready to print.

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Coating Arches Platine with a glass rod.

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Time to expose.

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High tech or low tech, it’s all about UV light.

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Pouring on the developer.

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Trying the cold tone developer.

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In the final wash.

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Final prints drying before going to the critique wall.

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Some of the dry prints on the critique wall. Others were still too wet to show by the end of the workshop.

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Printing Out Paper Workshop March 1 & 2

Beautiful and creative images were made this weekend using hand coated printing out paper. Friday night Siegfried gave a lecture, followed by two days of making prints using Printing Out Paper.

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Highlighted Submissions to Light Sensitive 2014

Below you will find one image from each of the artists submitting to Light Sensitive 2014. With one or two exceptions, these are not the images that have been juried into Light Sensitive 2014. On March 8th, when the physical exhibition opens, the images in the exhibition will be placed into an online gallery on our exhibition page.

Each year at Art Intersection we celebrate the art of hand-crafted photographic processes in the juried exhibition Light Sensitive. This year we welcome juror Tom Persinger and now, with the exhibition now reaching internationally, we have our first ever entries from France, UK, Canada, Colombia, and Ecuador. 

It is encouraging to see so many artists making traditional process work in a new and exciting way! We were so impressed with all of the submissions sent, that we’ve decided to highlight one image from every submitter in an online gallery of their own, to celebrate their work. Thank you to all of the artists who submitted to Light Sensitive 2014 and we hope to see more of your work in the future!

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PhotoTapas – Celebrating Photography

The day of PhotoTapas celebrating the art of photography. The schedule included lectures and demos about digital negatives, platinum printing, printing out paper, conservation of prints, and a fun time with instant film and a pinhole camera. In the late afternoon, we served tapas and sangria (punch), and enjoyed a print sharing event in our new gallery space. Dick Arentz led a gallery talk through the Eternal Platinum exhibition in the North and South galleries.

  • 9:00 – 9:30am : Registration and Socializing
  • 9:30 – 9:50am : Introduction- Alan, Gina, Carol
  • 10:00 – 10:50am : Platinum Lecture- Keith Schreiber
  • 11:00 – 11:50am : Printing Out Paper Demo- Seigfried Rempel
  • Lunch on your own
  • 1:00 – 1:50pm : Conservation Lecture- Jennifer Gutierrez
  • 2:00 – 3:50pm : Pinhole Camera Fun- Jim Hajicek
  • 2:00 – 2:50pm : 1st Platinum Demo- Keith Schreiber
  • 3:00 – 3:50pm : 2nd Platinum Demo- Keith Schreiber
  • 4:00 – 5:50pm : Tapas Served in the East Gallery
  • 4:00 – 5:50pm : Print Sharing in Gallery 4
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm : Gallery Talk- Dick Arentz

Two weeks after the Digital Infrared Workshop I’m still playing with the infrared camera and filter taking pictures during PhotoTapas. Keith Schreiber is explaining his process and work.

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Jim took portraits of the group using his homemade pinhole camera and Fuji 3000B instant film.

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Because of the moving clouds, Jim kept asking the universe for consistent light.

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Looking at Keith Schreiber’s platinum/palladium images. Later Keith gave two printing demonstrations in the darkroom.



Jennifer Gutierrez, the conservator from the Center for Creative Photography, gave a presentation on her conservation work and offered advise for the audience about how to house our work.


Becky Senf, Randy Efros, and David Emitt Adams enjoyed the day.


Gina’s pinhole portrait.


Becky’s pinhole portrait.


At four-o’clock tapas was served. Small bites in a convivial setting.


Dick Arentz with Keith Schreiber. They are long time friends and platinum printers with images in the Eternal Platinum exhibition.


The contingent from the Center for Creative Photography.


Print sharing in Gallery 4.



Great cake for the 3rd anniversary of Art Intersection. Thanks Debra and Jamie.


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