The Alternative Processes

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - East Hollywood

Course Details
$590 3 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Sep 10, 10:00am - Sep 11, 6:00pm Pacific Time (2 sessions)

East Hollywood, Hollywood
5481 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90029
Price includes $150 for Media, Darkroom usage on-site technician fee at Santa Monica College
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Joseph Rheaume

What you'll learn in this photography class:

In this unique, hands-on workshop we will experience the beauty and joy of interpreting our images through 19th-century photographic printing processes of Cyanotype, Salted Paper, and Platinum & Palladium.

Students will learn the techniques and gain the skills needed to make enlarged digital negatives from digital files for each alt-process, coat the alt-process solutions onto fine art papers used for each process, and gain valuable experience working with each of the alt-processes. This one-and-a-half-day hands-on workshop will also introduce participants to some of the oldest photographic processes. Participants will gain the skills required to create prints on their own including making enlarged digital negatives.

A brief historical and technical discussion of each process will be presented. The goal is to provide each participant with an opportunity to experience the subtleties of each process and walk away with 4-6 prints and negatives.

Saturday’s class session will be held at Thymele Arts Building in Hollywood. Sunday will be held at Santa Monica College.

***IMPORTANT NOTE:*** Saturday’s class session will be mostly lecture-oriented explaining the process of making digital negatives. Students will be asked to send files before the class begins to the instructor for printing.

Course outline:

Saturday, 10am – 3pm @ Thymele Arts

1. Introductions

2. Overview & History of the Alternative Photographic Processes

3. Making Digital Negatives for Cyanotype, Salted Paper Printing & Platinum Palladium

4. Evaluating Digital Negatives

Sunday, 10am – 6pm @ Santa Monica College

1. Paper Options

2. Cyanotype Printing Demonstration

3. Cyanotype Lab (coating & printing) 10:30am – 12:00pm

4. Salted Paper Printing Demonstration (Silver Nitrate Coating)

5. Salted Paper Printing Lab (coating & printing) 1:00pm – 3:00pm

6. Platinum / Palladium Printing Demonstration

7. Platinum / Palladium Lab 3:30pm – 5:30pm

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Refund Policy
A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests. The request must arrive greater than one week prior to the workshop start date. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the workshop start date.

Upon receipt of a refund request, students will be provided the option of receiving course credit towards the purchase of another workshop. If a student elects to receive credit, the administrative fee is not charged, and a voucher for the amount of the applicable workshop fee will be sent to the student’s email address or credited online at the discretion of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

On occasion a workshop may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs, all students will be refunded in full. The Los Angeles Center of Photography does not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable towards enrolling in a workshop.


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The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room). An underground parking structure can be found very close at: 1110 North Western Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029. Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 2:00pm Pacific Time Joseph Rheaume 2 $590
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Sep 11 10:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time Joseph Rheaume

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