Spend one or two weeks in Maine studying alternative process and hand made photographs !
Learn to make painterly images from historic techniques and apply emulsions to papers with brush and expose your images in the sun.
Kallitype, salted paper, albumen, the cyanotype, platinum, ziatype and more are all options in this exciting course that visits the traditions of the medium. The second week includes an intro to the wet plate collodion, as well as gum bichromate techniques.
These 19th C techniques are a great way to revitalize your work and try something new and bold in your photography. We have an intro course with no experience necessary and a second week of advanced techniques !
JULY 13 - JULY 19, 2014
JULY 27 - AUGUST 2, 2014
AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 9, 2014
AUGUST 10 - AUGUST 16, 2014
AUGUST 17 - AUGUST 23, 2014
Intro button and poster images courtesy
2012 MMW+C Professional Certificate graduate © Leslie Inman
Alternative Process - Photography's Renaissance in the 21st Century
Near right: Anne Atkins ©1840
Far right: Allie Duda ©2012
Anna Atkins used the cyanotype in the 1840's and made a photographic book of botanicals. Allie Duda made her cyanotype here on campus in 2012.
Far left: Edward Steichen ©1901
Near left: Leslie Inman ©2012
Steichen posed as a painter w. brush rendered in gum bichromate.
William Henry Fox Talbot
Tracey N. Freeman © 2012
Can you can shoot digitally, and still make these amazing 1800s alternative photographic process prints?
Brenton Hamilton: Yes, we make digital negatives here for use in all of these processes.