Master printer Jim Megargee gives daily lectures and demonstrations drawing on many years of personal research. The remainder of each day is devoted to supervised darkroom printing sessions.
Jim covers evaluating negatives, reading test-strips; test, trial, and final prints; printing controls, photographic papers, chemistry, archival processing, toning, mounting, and photography books. He demonstrates the traditional silver printing techniques in the darkroom using student negatives and the Platinum/Palladium printing process. The course includes group and private critiques and fieldwork.
A working knowledge of darkroom techniques is essential. Students should bring a portfolio of at least 15 prints, their corresponding negatives, a notebook, and a camera.
A portfolio is required for this class.