Sunset, Panther Beach

Sunset, Panther Beach, Near Santa Cruz, California
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THE EXPRESSIVE BLACK AND WHITE PRINT

JOHN SEXTON AND ANNE LARSEN


MARCH 20–25, 2018

MARCH 26–31, 2019


This extremely popular workshop celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary in 2018! Each of the workshop sessions concentrates on darkroom demonstrations in the art of black and white printing by noted photographer John Sexton. Conducted in John’s state-of-the-art studio and darkroom in the rolling hills of California, each intense workshop is limited to nine participants in order to maximize the benefit for all involved. Assisted by talented photographer, Anne Larsen, John demonstrates the decision-making process leading to the final print, including the Zone System of exposure and development, the production of high quality negatives, creative printing techniques, advanced print manipulation techniques, processing for permanence, and presentation of the finished print. Emphasizing the aesthetic considerations and consequences of each procedure, the well-organized, thorough demonstrations will include: determination of proper print exposure, variable contrast printing controls, advanced dodging and burning procedures, localized print flashing, local print reduction, localized selenium intensification of negatives, and much more.

Portfolio reviews will offer constructive evaluation of participants’ prints and negatives, and discussions explore the possibilities involved in creating expressive prints. A directed field session on the spectacular Monterey Peninsula will allow participants to put new ideas into practice. This workshop includes a unique and popular session, where John evaluates both successful as well as problematic participant negatives.

All applicants must have a working knowledge of black and white printing technique and should be actively involved in traditional darkroom print making. Each workshop begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening and ends about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, and includes daily refreshment breaks and three meals during the workshop, along with a 100+ page workshop syllabus. Two
identical workshops are offered. Talented photographer Anne Larsen will serve as the co-instructor on this workshop. If possible, please list alternate workshop dates when applying. Early application is highly recommended as these workshops often fill quickly.

Fee: $1,300 (Includes all park entrance and permit fees)

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