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Newsletter February 2006


Doing digital?

We all use computers, I'm in front of one now, and so are you. Isn't it fantastic to be able to combine one of the earliest photographic processes with the latest? I'm talking about making a digital negative that is then made to make a cyanotype or other alternative process print. So, the article on how to make a digital negative has been updated, there is a glossary and also a book draw for "Creative Ditgital Photography". And, also... 5 new artists presenting their work.

And... today is the last day to get the pre-press discount on Alternative Processes Condensed. Read more.  


Jim Read's article on how to make digital negatives has been updated, using the latest software, take a look.

And for those who are trying to get the hang of making digital negatives, here is a Glossary of digital terms.

Become a member in February - Digital book draw

Renew your Supporting Membership or take out a new one in February and you'll be entered in the draw for:

Amphoto's Guide to Creative Digital Photography: Techniques For Mastering Your Advanced Digital Camera by George Schaub

UK/Europe: Buy it from Amazon.co.uk

USA: Buy it from Amazon.com

Lars Göran Malmquist
from Strängnäs in Sweden adds his Photopolymers
Ron Nickell
from Austin, Texas, USA adds his Polaroid Transfers and Emulsion Lifts
Benediktas Krikshtanas
Adds his Polaroid Emulsion Lifts and Platinum and Palladiums
Davide Rossi
from nothern Italy works in a variety of processes
Louise Daddona
from Florida adds her Infrareds, SX-70s and more
4 Feb.
1 day
Van Dyke printing process - RMIT Bundoora Campus, Melbourne Australia
All aspects of van dyke process covered.  This workshop is a totally engaging hands-on experience, involving the participant from the coating of paper, until the moment the image is revealed. Class sizes are kept small to give more 'one-on-one' coaching. All notes, materials, chemicals are supplied. Maximum  8 participants.  Instructor: - Wendy Currie. For more information go to  www.curriephotography.com
10 Feb
1 day
Cyanotype process - Professional Development for Teachers. RMIT Melbourne Australia 
All aspects of the process covered.  This has proved to be a very popular medium with  Art students, and is well suited as professional development for secondary or tertiary teachers, Art co-ordinators etc. Lots of ideas for introducing the process to students and a suggested lesson plan will also be provided. All notes, materials, chemicals are supplied. Instructor Wendy Currie. For more information go to www.curriephotography.com
11 Feb.
1 day
Cyanotype printing for Art students - RMIT Bundoora campus Melbourne Australia
This is a  tailor made one day workshop which can provide sufficient basis for an Art student to develop a whole new folio option.   Covers everything you need to know about cyanotype and includes toning the final prints. All notes, chemicals, materials are supplied. Instructor: - Wendy Currie  For more info  www.curriephotography.com 



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