Mark Roberts, a running buddy of mine who now lives in the Boston area, took one of our photo workshops last month: The Platinum Print: History & Technique with guest instructor Ron Cowie. Mark so thoroughly enjoyed his experience that he wrote about it and it was shared on two photography related sites: The Online Photographer and Enticing the Light.
From Mark’s blog: Ron Cowie rinsing a print after local development in ammonium citrate under glycerin
You will see that Mark is not only a good at writing, but also at making photographs. It was so nice to see him and to read about his great experience here in November.
Our next workshop is Basic Gelatin Emulsion Making with instructor Ron Mowry on January 17 – 19, 2011. Ron is a retired emulsion engineer from Eastman Kodak Company. The idea for this workshop came out of the monthly luncheon gathering of retirees from the photographic industry at the Café at George Eastman House. Our process historian Mark Osterman usually joins them. They reminisce about the good old days and Mark can pick their brains for nuggets of information to help him with his work. Anyway, Mark thought it would be great to have Ron teach this workshop about gelatin emulsion making before its products are no longer commercially available. Yes, silver gelatin photography is more and more being considered an alternative process. We are really looking forward to this next experience with a whole new amazing group of participants– Ron says he’s retired, but he is full of energy!
Stacey VanDenburgh is Manager of the Kay R. Whitmore Conservation Center at George Eastman House.