This workshop introduces you to the first successful photographic paper process presented by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839.
It covers this historic ‘printing-out’ process from start to finish and you will learn to:
- prepare light sensitive paper by applying sodium chloride (common table salt) and silver nitrate to a sheet of paper;
- expose this self-made photographic paper to UV light to create an image;
- wash and fix the exposed paper to arrive at the final permanent print.
Salt prints have a unique matt appearance that resembles pastel drawings and their tones range from warm reds to cold blacks.
Salt prints constitute the earliest photographic process for making positive prints which William Henry Fox Talbot first presented in 1839. Alongside the daguerreotype, the salt print dominated photography until the late 1850s.
Photographers such as Hippolyte Bayard and Gustave Le Grey in France and David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson created prints of exceptional beauty using this process.
Today salt prints offer a distinct alternative process that can be used to create simple photograms or sophisticated prints from digitally made negatives.
The workshop runs from 10 am to 4 pm and is limited to 4 participants.
It includes morning tea and a light lunch. Please bring your own lunch if you have specific dietary requirements, a fridge and microwave are available.
A full refund will be given if the workshop is cancelled due to a lack of registrations, Covid-19 restrictions, or other unforeseen circumstances caused by the Centre.
Street parking. Wheelchair access.