LITH PRINTING

LITH PRINTING

Discovered in the 1970s by inquisitive photographers, this beautiful and expressive darkroom process yields B&W prints uniquely characterised by warm and colourful tones, cold gritty shadows and soft delicate highlights. One of Dennis’ favourite printing techniques, this is a very special workshop and a wide range of lith techniques are explored. The intrinsic beauty and creative potential of this B&W process is endless. A large variety of papers and chemicals can be used to produce these provocative prints. To achieve a lith print, a suitable black and white photographic paper is overexposed and partially developed in highly diluted developer, by utilising this particular mode of action known as infectious development, a print with black shadows, coloured mid tones and delicate highlights is typically the result. In this practical full-day workshop you will learn basic lith printing theory, print on a range of different papers, explore lith-related processes, and tone your images with thiocarbamide, selenium and gold toners. We aim to produce at least 5 different lith prints during this workshop. Intermediate to advanced darkroom skill levels, we can accommodate a maximum of 6 participants to allow each their own enlarger and personal processing space. Please bring a selection of at least 5 x 35mm B&W negatives that you will print during this workshop. All materials, paper and chemistry is included in the workshop fee.

Duration: 2 Days
Time: 08:30 – 16:00
Class Size: Max 6
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced