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Dan Burkholder

Dan Burkholder

Member, Freestyle Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals


Dan Burkholder is recognized as one of contemporary photography's pioneers, first exploiting digital technology in 1992 to make enlarged negatives for platinum/palladium printing. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is now a standard reference in the fine-art printmaking community. Dan has taught at the International Center of Photography (New York), The Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), The School of the Chicago Art Institute, The Royal Photographic Society (Madrid, Spain), and with many other organizations.


Platinum/Palladium Over Gold Leaf on Vellum
Pigment Over Platinum - A New Photographic Medium
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education

Ask The Experts

Hello Hiag, If you're talking inkjet negatives, then Pictorico OHP is your best choice for UV sensitive printing; Pictorico Photo Gallery High Gloss White Film is better for making negs to be printed on Silver Gelatin. If you don't already have the "Inkjet Negative Companion" supplement to my book, it'd be a good thing to get. It not only covers the latest inkjet printers but includes a Photoshop Template that semi-automates the negative-making process. You can learn more at the following URL: And (sorry if this is sounding like a sales pitch) on Sunday February 6, 2005 I'll be officially opening where I'm offering short 4-7 minute Quicktime videos of Photoshop techniques. They will be priced at an affordable $3 each, with one free for every four ordered. Check it out on Sunday! Hope this helps!
Indeed there are ways to make digital negs with your inkjet printer. The second edition of my "Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing" addresses that very issue. If you are primarily interested in inkjet negatives, the supplement to my book, "Inkjet Negative Companion," will guide you in the right direction. Both the book and Companion are available from Freestyle or on my web site at but feel free to email if you have additional questions.