Facing south and driving through a few hours of torrential rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of this Maine Media Workshop class visiting Digital Silver Imaging yesterday. Professor Brenton Hamilton brought this international group of shooters to learn about the process of creating silver gelatin prints from digital files.
Their interests range from street photography to portraiture with the majority deep in exploration and hopeful to find a career path at the end of their intensive study. A few are dedicated to creating silver prints and one is using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro and happy with the Dfine plug-in that reduces noise from digital files available in the Nik Complete Collection. One teacher and some students are multi-media focused with still imagery just one piece of their portfolio.
Owner Eric Luden gave a brief overview of his vantage point of the digital revolution and it’s impact on classic B&W; output solutions. They received a hands-on demonstration of DSI’s blend of traditional silver gelatin printing practices and new technology solutions.
Students took in our present show by Jonathan Spath.