Learn the ins and outs of this historic 1850s processing technique!

Aug 2, 2020 - Aug 8, 2020

Levels: Advanced, Master,
Workshop Fee: $1250
Class Size: 8 (max)


If you would like to learn the  techniques of carbon transfer – then this is the week for you ! You will learn how to create pigmented gelatin and transfer that to supports for final prints in this wonderful process from the mid 1850’s. Carbon is long in scale, very archival and finely detailed. Your own digital files will be converted to proper digital negatives that we’ll use in the lab to make these prints. You will understand the recipes and materials and a carbon workflow in the laboratory for this fine process. Casting gelatin tissues and making pigments and preparing paper. A short materials list will be provided for your review. Join us and use the tools and spaces in our historic process lab.

Image Credit: Jeannie Hutchins

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Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

Brenton holds his MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He is the Chair of the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling program at Maine Media College. His teaching specialties include, B&W Craft,  Historic Processes, and the History of Photography at MMC. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and for his students.