Advanced Platinum Printing

Photography Education

Instructor: Kerik Kouklis
2024 Date: March 6-9
Focus: Darkroom
Medium: Platinum/Palladium

This four-day workshop is designed for students who already have experience with platinum/palladium printing and making digital negatives. Kerik Kouklis brings his 30 years of printing and over 20 years of teaching to the full benefit of participants in this immersive workshop. 

$1,425.00 USD


Shave years off the learning curve of advancing your practice of Platinum Printing with this exceptional workshop taught by a master with decades of experience.

SPRING 2024 - March 6-9
Spring is a glorious time of year in Yosemite Valley. By this time the meadows and deciduous trees have “greened up”, the waterfalls are still in full swing, and the weather can range from dramatic evaporation clouds to glorious afternoon sunshine. Depending on the snow year, there may still be water in the meadows, and the late dogwoods will still be showy. Participants will have an insider’s guide to photographing Yosemite Valley with a staff photographer from The Ansel Adams Gallery.

Currently the QCDN software by Richard Boutwell and Epson printers is only available for the MAC Operating System.

Workshop Details

Advanced Platinum Priting
INSTRUCTOR Kerik Kouklis
FOCUS Darkroom
MEDIUM Platinum/Palladium
LEVEL Intermediate to Advanced

Currently the QCDN software by Richard Boutwell and Epson printers is only available for the MAC Operating System.

About the Instructor

Kerik Kouklis

KERIK KOUKLIS is a fine art and documentary photographer based in the Sierra foothills who has been involved in creating hand-made photographs since his father set up a darkroom in the basement when he was 12. Born and raised in California with a background in music and geology, Kerik combines a contemporary eye with 19th, 20th and 21st Century processes to produce work that is uniquely his own. He has used these processes to create his work since 1990 and has been teaching workshops in these processes since 1997, both in his home studio and at various locations around the US, Canada and the UK. In 2017 Kerik began working in color by combining inkjet pigments with palladium printing. These prints are reminiscent of hand-colored photographs from the late 1800’s. In 2019 Kerik learned the very first photographic process, the daguerreotype. He is still honing his skills in this difficult but uniquely beautiful process. Kerik’s work is currently represented in California by Oficino Uno in Carmel and the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite where he has been teaching hand-made photographic techniques since 2000. In recent years Kerik’s travels have taken him to Iceland, Scotland, Norway, the Galapagos, Mongolia and Japan. He has adopted the use of a drone to make aerial photographs on his travels, where permitted. In 2016 Kerik was awarded a two-week Artist in Residency in Yosemite National park by Yosemite Renaissance. In 2017 Kerik completed his first documentary short film “Mongolia in Winter''. He is currently working on a documentary film about an Antarctic expedition that occurred in 1958. His prints are held in private and corporate collections in North America and Europe as well as the Museum of Fine Art, Houston and the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle, Pennsylvania. In 2019 Kerik became the President of the Board of Directors for the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, California. 


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Cancellation Policy

Multi-day Photography Workshop Cancellation Policy: We rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements for the workshop. If you need to cancel, please let us know no fewer than 45 days prior to the first day of your workshop for a refund of your tuition, less a 10% non-refundable charge. Refunds cannot be made for cancellations initiated within 45 days of the first day of the scheduled workshop, or for no-shows, for any reason. If you are concerned with this possibility, please consider purchasing travel insurance.

Workshop registration is NOT transferable.

In the extremely rare event that The Ansel Adams Gallery needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. (Lodging reservations made through Yosemite Hospitality, Aramark are fully refundable 14 days in advance).

It is recommended not to purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled 14 days prior to the initiation of the event. The Ansel Adams Gallery highly recommends travel insurance to help with an unfortunate travel event.

COVID-19 Policy

COVID WORKSHOP PRECAUTIONS:The Ansel Adams Gallery is trying to create a workshop environment that is safe for all attendees. In doing so, the gallery realizes that workshop participants will have differing opinions in regards to the Covid-19 Policy. The gallery will side with caution and safety. The Ansel Adams Gallery will follow current CDC Guidelines in pace with the evolution of the Covid-19 Virus. Additional measures may be instituted and updated for the purpose of improved safety of all attendees.

The Gallery will provide the following:
COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival
Hand sanitizer
Sanitation wipes
Room Air Filtration


The Ansel Adams Gallery will require all attendees to show proof of a current negative result from a supplied Covid-19 Rapid Test. This negative Covid-19 Rapid Test result will be required after travel to Yosemite and prior to entry into the first day of the workshop. A Covid-19 Rapid Test Kit will be included in your welcome package available at check in at the Yosemite Valley Lodge or Ahwahnee Hotel. It is very important to inform us if you have chosen different accommodations. A gallery representative will then make alternative arrangements for your receipt of the Covid-19 Rapid Test.

The Ansel Adams Gallery highly recommends travel insurance to help with an unfortunate travel event.

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