Gold, Platinum and Pigment Printing Processes

Photography
6 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 45,0 TP + 5,0 OT

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
On completion of this module the students should be familiarised with non-conventional photographic processes, have developed learning and critical skills, be able to handle with photographic chemistry and to describe procedures and materials.

Program
Classification of photographic processes by types.
Paper sizing.
Digital negatives.
Printing process: gum dychromate
Printing process: carbon printing
Printing process: Vandyke
Printing process: cyanotype
Alternative printing supports.
Printing process: platinum printing.
Printing process: gold printing (crysotype).

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment: three tests + theoretical presentation + laboratory assignments + final project.

Bibliography
- Arentz, D. (2000). Platinum and Palladium Printing. London: Focal Press
- Rexer, L. (2002). Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Garde, the new wave in old processes. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers
- Scopick, D. (1991). The gum bichromate book: non silver methods for photographic printmaking. London: Focal Press
- James, C. (2007). The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. New York: Delmar Cengage Learning

Method of interaction
Lectures and laboratory classes focused on practice and experimentation.

Software used in class
Software dedicated to pre-printing processes, to help with the making of digital negatives.