Platinum/Palladium Printing with Michael Puff

Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th, 2022
9 am – 5 pm

Tuition:  $425.00 plus tax
(includes all materials)

Cancellation Policy:

30 days or more:  Full refund, minus $25 service fee
29 days – 21 days: 75% minus $25 service fee
20 days – 14 days: 50% minus $25 service fee
13 day or less: nonrefundable

Participants must be triple vaccinated for COVID – 19. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccinations a few weeks before the workshop.

If you are unable to register, the workshop may be full. Please email Karen to be placed on a waiting list. Karen@lightartspace.com

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Platinum/Palladium Printing
with Michael Puff

In this two day workshop students will learn to create beautifully luminous handmade prints utilizing the Na2 Platinum/Palladium process with digital negatives.

The Na2 platinum/palladium process is one of the most beautiful and archival photographic printing processes, characterized by rich shadows, warm luminous mid-tone grays and delicate whites. Platinum/palladium is a contact printing process requiring negatives the same size as the final print. In this intensive 2-day workshop, you will learn to mix chemistry, hand coat fine artist paper, expose the print with an ultra violet light source, develop and clear the print. Michael will share many tips and techniques for creating high quality archival prints.

Michael will also discuss the creation of digital negatives from your own images using QuadTone RIP (QTR) and Epson printers. We will touch on the precise calibration of negatives to chemistry, paper and environment.

Michael T. Puff
Michael T. Puff lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been a visual artist since early childhood. During his years in higher education studying Theater Arts and Egyptian Archaeology, Puff worked as a theater set designer and received many awards for his work from San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics. Now a retired software architect from Stanford University, he pursues his passion of fine art photography.

Puff began photographing in 2004 and in 2011, under the guidance of master printer Mark I. Nelson, learned the platinum/palladium printing process. Puff uses modern digital image capture with the hand-crafted platinum and palladium printing process, merging the contemporary with the historical to produce unique and captivating images. His prints have been exhibited nationally in solo and group shows and are held in a number of private collections. His work is included in the book Digital Negatives with QuadToneRIP published in 2021 by Focal Press.