Ziatype Workshop

©Anne Eder

©Anne Eder

Back by popular demand, the Ziatype workshop will take participants through the complete process of making Ziatypes. An alternative photographic process, Ziatypes are a variation on the platinum/palladium process but offers many advantages and is a much simpler process than platinum/palladium printing. More forgiving and easier to master, Ziatypes are often mistaken for platinum/palladium prints with rich dark tones and virtually unlimited color combinations from cool to warm. Here is a brief list of the advantages of Zia printing:

• Ziatypes utilize a printing out process (POP), images can be evaluated as they print, resulting in far fewer underexposed or overexposed prints.
• Greater contrast control without graining
• Greater paper acceptance, prints well on most papers.
• Greater color control. You can “dial in” various shades of brown to red brown, purple to neutral grays.
• No developer needed.
• Excellent blacks (dmax) without the use of costly platinum or palladium.

©Anne Eder

©Anne Eder

During the course of this day-long workshop participants will take one of their images and turn it into a finished Ziatype print. (More than one print maybe made if time allows.) Expert instructor, Anne Eder, will step participants through the entire printing process, starting with making a contact negative on an inkjet printer, through coating of the light sensitive paper, to exposure with sunlight, and the final archival wash.

All materials needed will be provided, prints will be made on Hahnmühle Platinum Rag paper.  Participants need to bring 3 to 4 images on a flash drive, CD, or their laptop. Images should have good tonal scale in both the highlight and shadow areas. Two negatives will be made, one larger and one smaller, so a larger size file is better as it can always be reduced without image degradation. Files should be 300ppi, actual size. Participants will be able to keep, the prints , negatives, and custom curves made during the workshop.

Date: January 14, 2017
Time: 10:00-6:00 with a break for lunch
Place: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA
Fee: 249.00

Student Discount: Currently enrolled students can receive a 10% discount. Use promo code: Student10 at checkout. You will be asked to present your valid student ID at the workshop, if you do not have a valid ID you will be charged the full $249.

Zia Workshop

Instructor Bio: Anne Eder holds an MFA in Photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA, where she studied under Christopher James, author of The Book of Alternative Processes, and where she is currently an adjunct professor. Her interdisciplinary work has been exhibited internationally and is held in both public and private collections. She is also a freelance writer for Lensculture.

Websitewww.anneeder.com.
Instagram:  @darcflower
Twitter: @ChansonetteE
Etsy shop: Woods & Willowbone

Special thanks to Hahnemühle USA for providing their beautiful new alternative processes paper,  Hahnmühle Platinum Rag for this workshop.

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*Refund Policy: Because our instructors commit their time to workshops and space is limited, our refund policy is as follows: Cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations a week before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. All other cancellations will not receive a refund but may apply 50% of the workshop fee to a future workshop of the same or greater price. You must notify us of your cancellation or inability to attend via email. (info@digitalsilverimaging.com).

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New55 PN Workshop with Keitaro Yoshioka and Sam Hiser

This workshop is a must for anyone interested in this new product. New55 PN just keeps getting better and better and we are sure that this is going to be the best New55 PN workshop yet.

This workshop will be conducted by Keitaro Yoshioka, architectural, interior, corporate, fine art photographer, and educator.  Yoshioka was the lead photographer on the Polaroid 40×80 camera at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts for 10 years. Assisting Keitaro will be instant film expert and artist, and New55 Film Project CEO Sam Hiser.

Limited to 12 participants, this workshop will take participants through all phases of using this amazing new product to produce superb instant 4×5 black and white negatives.

Shot with New55 PN - ©Keitaro Yoshioka

Shot with New55 PN – ©Keitaro Yoshioka

The New55 PN Workshop will cover:

• Basics of properly exposing New55 PN
• Lighting Considerations
• Proper technique for instant processing
• Fixing New55 PN negatives for stability and longevity
• Essential maintenance of 545 series film holders
• Hi-Res negative scanning basics for the New55 PN
• Photoshop adjustment of scans for optimum print output

Participants will receive their own box of New55 PN to shoot at the workshop and take home. In addition, participants will receive a a free high-resolution scan from Digital Silver Imaging’s Flextight X5 scanner and a free 11×14 DSI Digital Silver Fiber Print®. (The total value of product and services participants will receive during this workshop is $154)

What to bring?

Participants are encouraged to bring their own 545 series holder, if they own one, and note taking equipment. 4×5 Cameras equipped with 545 holders will be provided for use at the workshop. Lunch will be served and drinks and snacks can be purchased at the cafe next door.

When & Where

Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 10:00 to 4:00

Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton Street
Belmont, MA 02478
617 489-0035

Cost $195.00

Attendees of this workshop will each receive a box of New55 PN Instant film, 1 Hi-res 4×5 scan, and an 11×14 DSI Digital Silver Fiber Print®. Lunch is also included, for the total fee of $195.00

New55 PN Workshop

 

Instructor Bios

For Keitaro Yoshioka’s Bio follow this link.

SAM HISER is project CEO of New55 FILM . He is currently a candidate for the MFA in Photography at Lesley College of Art and Design. He received an MBA, from Duke University (1990), and a from BA, St Lawrence University (1986)

*Refund Policy: Because our instructors commit their time to workshops and space is limited, our refund policy is as follows: Cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations a week before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. All other cancellations will not receive a refund but may apply 50% of the workshop fee to a future workshop of the same or greater price. You must notify us of your cancellation or inability to attend via email. (info@digitalsilverimaging.com).

The happy crew of our 2/9/2016 Workshop

The happy crew of our 2/9/2016 Workshop

 

 

 

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2016 Digital Silver Imaging Portfolio Award Winners

Digital Silver Imaging is please to announce the 2016 winners of our Portfolio Awards. The winners were selected by our 4 esteemed jurors, Steven Kasher, J. Sybylla Smith, Marianna Rothen, and John Lehr. The winners were selected in an anonymous review of the images, each submission was given a number, and no biographical information or statement was given to the jurors.

This is the second year Digital Silver Imaging has awarded these three $1250 printing grants to recent graduates. We hope this award will allow emerging photographers to continue producing photographic prints at a critical time in their development as artists.

This years winners are, in no particular order:

Ke Peng DSI Portfolio Award 2016

©Ke Peng

Ke Peng, BFA 2015 Rhode Island School of Design, visit her website

©Emily Sheffer

©Emily Sheffer

Emily Sheffer, BFA 2015 Massachusetts College of Art, visit her website

©Rachel Cox

©Rachel Cox

Rachel Cox, MFA 2013 University of New Mexico, visit her website

Congratulations to our talented winners. For more information about the Digital Silver Imaging Portfolio Awards follow this link.

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