Digital Negatives

Digital Negatives

Wednesday, January 20, 2016,
6:30PM to 9:30PM
$ 70.00 CAD
$ 60.00 CAD

Digital Negatives for Historical and Experimental Processes.

Are you interested in historical processes such as Cyanotypes, Van Dykes, and Platinum printing but not sure where to start? This workshop introduces techniques used to transform your digital files into large format negatives. Participants will learn how varying densities of digital negatives render different results depending on the historical process you choose and the importance of adjusting your negatives accordingly. We will visit digital film options, go over step-by-step directions to achieve accurate and pleasing results using Photoshop, and provide Photoshop plug-ins to help you along the way.

*Basic Photoshop skills are important in the making of digital negatives.

Materials to bring: Please bring a high res digital image that you would like to convert into a digital negative. Darren will provide you with a set of curves used for digital negatives. At the end of the session, you will take home your digital negative maximum size of 8 x 10 inches.


Darren Cerkownyk received his BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD University) in photography. He has exhibited in group shows throughout Canada and the United States at the Edward Day Gallery, Gallery One, Lennox Contemporary and Kathleen Cullen Fine Art among others. Darren has received numerous awards including the OCAD Photography Faculty Award, Dr. Eugene A. Poggetto Award, and the Cylla von Tiedemann Award. He has also had his work published in a number of books. Darren currently resides in Toronto and works in photography at Ryerson University and Gallery 44.