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Talbot’s Calotype Process with Dan Estabrook

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Talbot’s Calotype Process with Dan Estabrook

Time: April 28, 2012 to May 1, 2012
Location: Manger Barn, Fox Talbot Museum
Street: Lacock Abbey
City/Town: Lacock, SN15 2LG
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Phone: 0124973 0459
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Talbot Workshops
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2011

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Event Description

After much demand, William Henry Fox Talbot’s original Calotype process is returning to Lacock Abbey.  Dan Estabrook, a modern master and artist using Talbot’s original process will instruct a small group of students in making calotype negatives and the salted paper prints. 

Roger Watson, curator of the Fox Talbot Museum will give a short lecture and introduction on the invention of photography and the work of William Henry Fox Talbot at Lacock Abbey.  

This four day course will give participants the opportunity to work closely with Dan and learn various techniques and manipulations within this rare process.  Participants will learn Talbot’s original formula but also some of the chemical modifications which rapidly developed after the announcement of the process in 1840.  Students will be introduced to the historically common practice of pencil retouching on paper negatives to achieve a desired result, artistic or otherwise.  The final day of the workshop will consist of salted paper printing from their calotype negatives.  

This workshop is designed for artists with a keen interest in the history of photography and alternative artistic mediums.  Previous work in analogue photography would be beneficial but not required for this course.  

All material fees, lab costs and equipment usage are included in the tuition.

Limited to 4 participants
Tuition: £1100, (including 20%VAT*, material costs and lab fees)

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