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Palladium print from a whole plate (6½”x8½”) in-camera negative. © Javier Ternero, reproduced with kind permission
Palladium print from a whole plate (6½”x8½”) in-camera negative. © Javier Ternero, reproduced with kind permission

I’ve just finished an enjoyable couple of days teaching Javier Ternero how to make platinum/palladium prints.

Javier brought some negatives originally intended for albumen printing. Albumen needs negatives about the same density as palladium, so they were well matched. In fact Javier made an excellent print from one of these negatives on his first attempt, which is highly unusual. Another required half a dozen prints, because dodging and burning was required to bring the sky and foreground into balance.

These two prints are shown on the right. Both are palladium prints made from whole plate (6½”x8½”) in-camera negatives. And they’re both lovely. I’ve not worked with whole plate before, and was very impressed. It’s almost a perfect format for intimate landscapes.

I find one-to-one tuition to be very rewarding. I enjoy being able to work with a student, exploring their negatives, and finding the treatment that best meets their creative vision.

Thank you for visiting, Javier, and good luck with your future platinum/palladium printing.