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Creating Digital Negatives for Contact Printing with Jill Enfield – ONLINE

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

positive/negative image of a tree

Sorry, this class is sold out, if you would like to be added to a wait list for this or a possible second section, please email sue@griffinmuseum.org

In order to make many alternative process prints, such as Platinum / Palladium, Cyanotype, Anthotype,  and Phytogram prints, you need to start with a negative the size of what you would like your finished image to be.

Unless you use a large format camera, digital negatives are what you need to use.

In this online workshop, instructor Jill Enfield will demonstrate the steps to take your photographs from your digital camera or phones into Photoshop and through the process of creating a good digital negative to use for contact printing.

There will be plenty of time for questions so that you can get started on your own. The Platinum / Palladium class, in person at the Griffin Museum on May 20/21 may be a perfect place to try out your new digital negatives.

Dates:           Monday, May 8th  

Times:            6 pm – 9 pm EST (ONLINE) 

Course Cost: $125 members $175 non-members (the non-member tuition comes with a year regular membership to the museum)

 Level:             All Levels / Open

Required materials:

  • One or more images that you are interested on working with
  • A computer with Photoshop software loaded in order to work in layers.
  • An inkjet printer
  • Transparent film for printing – this can be ordered online here: https://www.ultrafineonline.com/ulinwafi8x11.html  (100 sheets for about $30)
  • We will also discuss paper negatives using laser printers and regular copy paper along with wax or gel medium.


Image of Jill Enfield

Jill Enfield by Joe McNally

Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, and author. Her concentration is
historical techniques and alternative processes, with annual workshops and
lectures in locations around the world. She has been teaching at Parsons The New
School of Design since the late 1980’s.
Her three books on historical techniques are award winning works and used in
schools all over the world.
Jill’s work has also been chosen to be on book covers as well as magazines and
websites. She has shown her work throughout the USA and Europe. Enfield was
the keynote speaker at the Finnish Darkroom Association in March of 2022 and in
November, 2020 became one of the advisors to the Lishui International
Handmade Photography Center in China.
Her fine art images can be seen in many museums as well as in private collections.

image of the cover of Alternative Process book by Jill Enfield


May 8
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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