Digital Negative video course

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I am happy to offer you the first professional video course for making Digital Negatives for alternative photography. It is in English with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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The making of this video course took more than one and a half years to prepare. My previous experience, making thousands of prints using digital negatives, was indispensable to really understand all the details that I can now explain to you. Before making this video course I did a lot of extra testing to widen my knowledge on the linearization of a digital negative and for all the variables connected to printing in my process, so that I could have beautiful and consistent results. Working and exchanging test results with John Isner was a great help (he recently created a new revolutionary and scientific linearization system for alternative photography called BTNS, where unfortunately you have to be the happy owner of a very expensive transmission spectrophotometer).

I began in 2016 using a cheap all-in-one printer and a basic way to prepare my digital negatives. I was selling many prints and in 2017 I upgraded my system. I bought a full frame camera, an Epson P600 printer, a new self made UV printing unit reaching faster exposure times. After having prepared and used an easy-to-use exposure time table for making manual exposure test prints (available for download inside the course), I bought a Stouffer step wedge to define my exposure time. I built a UV Dose Meter to measure the varying exposure of the sun. I chose the tools made available for free by Easy Digital Negatives (EDN) system by Peter Mrhar, to calibrate my digital negatives so I could concentrate on editing my photos without the need to do all sorts of technical measuring to create correction curves. Inside the course we will be using those modern tools by EDN, they are independent from the photo editor or the printer of your choice, and they are accessible for free on the internet.

the calibrated negative with its optimal color blocker (EDN) and the final print in classic cyanotype on Arches Platine

You need to know how to calibrate your digital negative if you print in alternative photographic processes such as Platinotype, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Kallitype, Salted paper, Chrysotype, Gum bichromate, Argyrotype, Carbon print, etc.

I opened this video course to the members of before making it open to public. Many people helped me with great feedbacks. I was honoured to receive 5 stars reviews from those knowledgeable testers!

Inside the course you will find plenty of detailed information, and every lesson has a space for you to post questions that I will answer. Although the value of this course is high I decided, as my personal policy, to offer it at the lowest price possible for me, so that the widest audience could enrol and enjoy it. You have granted unlimited lifetime access to all the course when you buy. I am sure you already have checked other workshops for making digital negatives (two or three days hands-on for cyanotype or platinum-palladium) with a price of up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Inside this website, in the Blog area, you will find important articles about darkroom and printing variables, especially about cyanotype printing. You can also subscribe to the Blog filling in the specific field at the bottom of this website page.

The complete course Digital Negative for Alternative Photography is hosted inside Thinkific, a professional platform for video courses. I have prepared a free introductory video you can watch before buying, describing the important concepts and steps of the course.

To have more information and discover the video course Digital Negative for Alternative Photography, click HERE. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey!