About the Course
Students will create tintypes (positives on aluminum) and ambrotypes (positives on glass) with large format camera and an outdoor darkroom. The entire process will be covered from materials preparation to darkroom skills. No prior experience required. All materials and equipment provided.
Mac teaches Historic Photo Processes at Photoworks.
These processes include:
gum bichromate, cyanotype, VanDyke, palladium, and carbon printing.
In addition to building the occasional camera, printing frame or other useful photographic gadget, he also creates books and presentation portfolios for his prints.
He is currently working on hand painted cyanotypes.
Mac is inspired by the work of Gertrude Kasebier and Edward Steichen
"I focus on my student’s interests. My classes are less about showing how I make prints and more about helping students make the prints they want to make."