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.

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






*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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