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The following workshops will be available as add-ons to the base conference, and will be held the days prior to the main conference (Monday and Tuesday, October 23-24).

Copperplate Heliogravure

Arturo Talavera, instructor

Photogravure is one of the finest and most elegant printing techniques due to its wide tonal quality and permanence. Heliogravure is a rotogravure process developed in the 19th century, in which photographs are reproduced in relief, a technique in which engraving and photography are combined.

The participant will acquire the technical knowledge for the development of a photogravure plate and its printing on cotton paper.

The duration of the workshop is 2 intensive sessions from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Includes use of photogravure tool, chemicals, materials, test paper and for a final print and a simple folder.

A photogravure plate of approximate size 5x7 inches is made, if the student wishes to make more prints, the paper is on their own.

Before the workshop it is necessary to send the image to the email to make the heliogravure plate.

Space is limited to 6 people.

Price is $560 USD.

Becquerel-Developed Daguerreotypes

Paty Banda, instructor

This is an introductory workshop to the first photographic process in the apprehension of the image: The daguerreotype.

In this workshop each participant will practice the process introduced by Alexander Edmund Becquerel in 1840. The “Becquerel method” does not require dangerous chemicals traditionally associated with the process.

Participants will learn all the steps necessary to make a daguerreotype and will be given ample time to make their own daguerreotype. Skills gained include polishing, sensitizing and finishing plates as well as instruction in making your own equipment so you can continue the process in your own darkroom.

This course is open to all levels, but participants must have a solid working knowledge of the basics of photography.

The duration of the workshop is 2 sessions from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Includes use of photographic equipment, chemicals, materials, test plates and final daguerreotype plate in size 4x5 inches, and a conservation case.

Space is limited to 8 people.

Price is $450 USD.

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