Patience, Practice, and Printing

written by: John Sexton

I made the image Lower Calf Creek Falls Detail in Utah’s Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument on a blistering hot day. From delicate and subtle landscapes to jarring topography, Southern Utah is an always changing and wondrous portion of the planet. The three-mile round trip walk was indeed a warm one. My wife Anne and I walked at an accelerated pace from the most intense exposure to the sun to the mild relief found in the shade. Upon turning the last bend in the trail, we entered a cool and verdant paradise. The lush canyon was filled with the delicate whisper of Read more »

Liquid Emulsion on Tile with Hand Painting

written by: Jill Enfield

Every year my children’s school has an auction to raise money and I always donate one of my images. A few years ago I decided to do something especially for the school. I had been working with photographic emulsion on tiles on and off for a few years, but had never hand-painted on top of the emulsion. Doing this kind of project, where I have a deadline, helps push me to try new things. I planned to donate the tiles to the school where they would be embedded in a wall, but before doing that, I scanned the tiles and made prints Read more »


Wait For It

written by: Bruce Barnbaum

In last issue’s Master Printing Class, I wrote about my impressions of Machu Picchu in Peru, and the photography I did there both prior to and during a workshop I instructed in April 2009 (specifically the first photograph I made there). This article deals with the final photograph I made at Machu Picchu, as the workshop drew to a close. I’m already looking forward to adding to the Machu Picchu portfolio when I travel down there again next year for another workshop. Machu Picchu lies at the head of the Amazon rainforest. It sits atop a knife-edge ridge 1,400 feet above Read more »