World wide pinhole day was last month!! Here’s a cool website all on pin hole photography.
Useful website if you want to know more about the fine details of platinum!
Transfer prints 2; Alcohol Gel and Supersauce: This section was about transfer prints which included a complete tutorial video with the Martha Stewart of photography as our guide. The particular process we did in class was a transfer using hand sanitizer. Coating the paper with sanitizer proved to be a bit difficult and most people found themselves over coating causing the print to splotch or bleed. First step was to drop the sanitizer on the front and roll to coat. Then flip the paper over and repeat until fully coated. Place the transparency print ink side down and press with the roller under a layer of saran wrap. Let set 1 minute and peel back to see the transfer on to the paper.
Solar Prints: Never taking a print making class, I was a bit weary walking in to the solar print project. But as it continued I found that I absolutely loved it. Drew did an awesome job walking us through step by step and ensuring we all had good negatives and paper to work with. Everything he said went along with what Christopher James had said about the technique. From the aquatint screen from the hardening of the plate, everything Drew taught us was spot on with this read from the book!
Platinum Printing: As well as having a dense negative, the paper used for platinum printing is equally important. It must be durable, with no buffering due to the long rinsing times. I found paper with texture was not good for printing because the chemicals would bead up and soak in, leaving small little “rustic” looking spots. I rinsed longer than normal and even rinsed again, but the paper had been ruined. As stated in this chapter, dampness in the paper caused the sensitizer to puddle up and ruined the paper causing it to dry too thick Paper with no texture would be the best choice. According to James’ a paper containing no brighteners with a PH level between 5.5 and 7.5 is the best.