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Old February 2nd 04, 12:55 AM
Ken Smith
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I'm interested in finding a master printing workshop, or private
instruction. I would like to find a true master printer that is not
1.) alternative process oriented 2.) masking oriented 3.) toner
oriented 4.) or any other whistle and gong. My idea of a great printer
in the silver process is one who can make prints from my negatives
that I never thought possible, without resorting to anything fancy,
even including bleach. I don't usually care for spectacular, punchy
images. I'm far more interested in long tones that retain richness of
contrast, and evenness. Seemlessly evening things out , and juggling
twenty areas without going through a whole box of paper, is more my
problem. Of course an alternative process printer may be the best man
out there, but I am not interested in launching into yet another
materials oriented technique with its promises when my underlining
skills have not been resolved. Time by the way has not resolved the
impass. I started printing in 1973.

Too tall an order? It's my feeling that I am making above average
prints, but my working approach is somehow flawed, and the exceptional
is too rarely acheived, even though the negatives are well under
control, (thanks to Pyrocat.) All these other approaches I'm sure have
their place, but I want to first acheive exceptional straight forward
printing. Some people might say I
have done just that, as I've been hired several times to print shows
and portfolios. I feel however that I am at best an 8 out of 10 and am
struggling to close the gap.

I can no longer justify ten to twenty sheets of paper per print, even
though many printers will say that's exactly average. I say, how is
anyone supposed to get portfolios together when hundreds and hundreds
of dollars end up in the trash? So...does anybody know of a great
printer that has a workshop, or would perhaps even take on a private
few sessions that address a master level of silver printmaking, and
does not spend 90% of the class on basics, or veer off into elaborate
techniques?
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Old February 2nd 04, 02:33 AM
BCampbell
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You've pretty much described John Sexton and his darkroom workshops. Start
with "The Expressive Black and White Print," then take the others.

"Ken Smith" wrote in message
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I'm interested in finding a master printing workshop, or private
instruction. I would like to find a true master printer that is not
1.) alternative process oriented 2.) masking oriented 3.) toner
oriented 4.) or any other whistle and gong. My idea of a great printer
in the silver process is one who can make prints from my negatives
that I never thought possible, without resorting to anything fancy,
even including bleach. I don't usually care for spectacular, punchy
images. I'm far more interested in long tones that retain richness of
contrast, and evenness. Seemlessly evening things out , and juggling
twenty areas without going through a whole box of paper, is more my
problem. Of course an alternative process printer may be the best man
out there, but I am not interested in launching into yet another
materials oriented technique with its promises when my underlining
skills have not been resolved. Time by the way has not resolved the
impass. I started printing in 1973.

Too tall an order? It's my feeling that I am making above average
prints, but my working approach is somehow flawed, and the exceptional
is too rarely acheived, even though the negatives are well under
control, (thanks to Pyrocat.) All these other approaches I'm sure have
their place, but I want to first acheive exceptional straight forward
printing. Some people might say I
have done just that, as I've been hired several times to print shows
and portfolios. I feel however that I am at best an 8 out of 10 and am
struggling to close the gap.

I can no longer justify ten to twenty sheets of paper per print, even
though many printers will say that's exactly average. I say, how is
anyone supposed to get portfolios together when hundreds and hundreds
of dollars end up in the trash? So...does anybody know of a great
printer that has a workshop, or would perhaps even take on a private
few sessions that address a master level of silver printmaking, and
does not spend 90% of the class on basics, or veer off into elaborate
techniques?



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Old February 2nd 04, 04:40 AM
Willhelm
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So...does anybody know of a great
printer that has a workshop?


Twenty years ago I was looking for the same thing, and found it with
George Tice's workshop at the Maine Photographic Workshops. I believe
he still gives it there every year.
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Old February 2nd 04, 05:02 AM
Largformat
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You've pretty much described John Sexton and his darkroom workshops. Start
with "The Expressive Black and White Print," then take the
others.

The problem with Sexton's class is that you don't get to do the printing. You
watch him make prints from his own negs that he has frequently owed people for
sometime. A better approach is to find a class where you can do the printing
yourself. George Tice used to do one at the Maine Photo program and he is an
excellent printer. Gordon Hutchings does a large format class that includes
printing at the Maine program as well.

Also, go to galleries where images by Tice, Paul Caponigro, Adams, etc. are on
display so you know what is possible.

steve simmons
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Old February 2nd 04, 08:16 AM
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"Willhelm" wrote in message
om...

So...does anybody know of a great
printer that has a workshop?


Twenty years ago I was looking for the same thing, and found it with
George Tice's workshop at the Maine Photographic Workshops. I believe
he still gives it there e


http://www.theworkshops.com/catalog/...choolID=20very year.


 




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