Toning Photographic Prints



In this one-day workshop, participants learn the techniques of toning photos to achieve the desired effects through subtle & not-so-subtle changes of color in their prints. Generally reserved for B&W prints, toning is also effective on some color prints. Participants will also learn the technique of toning for archival permanence of photographs.

We will explore Sepia (odorless), Selenium, and at least one color toner, as well as alternatives to adding color to a print through dyes. Participants are shown the techniques of masking areas of the photograph to to create contrasting areas in the print. The prints receive an archival final wash cycle and discussion will follow.

Handouts & demonstrations highlight this class and enhance the on-hands activities. Participants must bring 2-3 copies of each photo they wish to tone, or 2-3 prints for any particular toner used. This provides a "practice print" for each part of the session. Prints should be no lager than 8x10.

NO PREVIOUS DARKROOM EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Come and experiment! Class is limited to 6-8 participants. A full day workshop: Morning session: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Afternoon session: 1:30 -4:00 p.m.


Workshop Fee: $100 per person at the Hattiesburg, MS location, Deposit: $35.

Traveling Workshop fee: $125 per person, Deposit: $50 (includes non-refundable registration fee), plus travel expenses for the instructor.

All fees must be paid in full at least two weeks in advance for on location workshops.


Contact us for more information, to request dates, or to schedule a workshop for your group!