2 Day Workshops
19th Century Cyanotypes
Wed & Thurs January 11 & 12, 2017
$140 all supplies included
Maximum 8 students
About the workshop:
The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was one of the early methods used to make photographic images. It was invented in 1842 by astronomer John Herschel.
It’s a great process for the beginners that want to learn about an easy and rewarding alternative process. We will start by learning how to make a photograms onto sensitized paper in the sun. This will teach you the basic process, mixing the chemicals, coating your paper, exposures, developing your print. We will then learn how to make a negative from one of your photographs. The second day we will make a 24”x30” print onto handmade paper. Students will be amazed at the work they create in this workshop.
About the artist:
Louise Noakes started taking photographs at the age of 19. She graduated from The Center for Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit with a major in photography and a minor in fiber arts. Working in many facets of photography has made for an interesting career for her. Starting while still in college she worked in Medical photography in Detroit. In 1982 moved to Washington DC to work as a photo journalist for States News Service. In 2002 she started shooting in digital and soon got into experimenting, printing on different substrates and mixed media. Winning many awards for her work, she has had showings in many galleries nation wide. Currently she pursues fine art photography and lives in Lake Worth, Florida in one of the artist lofts. She is the founder of Imagemakers.
Flatbed Scanner as Camera
Mon & Tues June 5 & 6, 2017
About the workshop:
Using the scanner as a camera, we will scan 3D objects such as flowers, shells, fruits, vegetables, toys, and any number of found objects. The flat bed scanner technique is a challenge as it is your studio, your camera, your light source, all in one. The scanner can generate extremely high resolution images capturing incredible detail.
You will learn the unique qualities of making photographic still life images utilizing the flat-bed scanner. You will learn how to use the scanner software, arrange your elements, proper exposure and proper file sizing. Using the same enhancements you would use with images from your digital cameras, the scanned image will be imported into Photoshop (all skill levels welcome) for final editing and output. I will assist you with post-processing techniques.
Some materials for scanning will be provided. You will go home with an 8x10 photographic image, or two, of your still life creation. Please bring in any objects you would like to try and scan, be willing to share, and let your imagination run wild.
Must bring a lap top with Photoshop installed (any version) and a flash drive.
About the artist:
Joanne Urban has over 25 years of experience as a photographer, master printer, instructor, mentor and private tutor. She has transitioned her extensive knowledge and expertise from film and the traditional wet darkroom, including such alternative processes as platinum and cyanotype, into today's digital world. She creates in-camera images with assorted digital cameras and camera-less images with a flat-bed scanner.
Her award winning photography has had national and international recognition. Among the numerous publications, Joanne is a featured scanner artist in the books Advanced Imaging and The Magic Of Digital Close-up Photography.
Joanne lives in Delray Beach, Florida where in addition to producing her own award winning work, she offers services such as custom printing, and photographic retouch and restoration. She also teaches, Photoshop for photographers, and how to create master photographic prints.