A photography workshop organised by the Photography Center of Thessaloniki
01 Mar 2004
Once upon a time, long before the introduction of digital technology in the art of photography, photographers could create magical environments using manual techniques. Photoshop came to make the photographer's life easier, or at least this is the most common belief. In any case, traditional tecniques are valuable and should be preserved. In this context, a creative workshop is organised by the Photography Center of Thessaloniki that aims at introducing the participants to the procedure used to change the colour of the black and white image with toners.
Toning is used for two purposes, first and most obviously for aesthetic effect in changing the colour, but also some toners make the image more stable. The outcome is coloured photographic images.
After normal processing, prints are thoroughly washed before immersing in the toner for a few minutes. They change colour slowly and the photographer decides when it is the appropriate time to remove them, depending on the desired effect.
Using paint brushes or sponges, the photographer can event paint the photographic image and thus create a unique work of art. Toning technique relates photography with painting.
In the context of the workshop organised by the Photography Center of Thessaloniki in collaboration with Kapafot photography stores, participants get acquainted with all toning tecnhiques under the guidance of Vassilis Karkatselis.
During the sessions participants practise using their own photographic works. The closing date inaugurates an exhibition displaying the photographic works created during the workshop.