That sounds great. AFIK Renee and I will be there.
From: Matthew Magruder
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 6:23
2008 bi-yealry Texas Alt Process Gathering
My name is Matt
Magruder. I've been on the Alt Process list for a few years now, but rarely
email through it, although I follow it regularly. I wanted to extend an invite
to the mailinglist members that might be
Heres some brief
info about the gathering. More info to
So its been 2 yrs
since the last Texas Alt Process get together (and most all other processes
for that matter)
Alt Process (and stuff) Gathering
When: Friday, Oct.
24th - Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2008
Spring Branch, TX
- Located in the
Texas Hill Country right on the shores of Canyon Lake. Located just north of
What: The format is
relaxed to say the very least. Have a chance to share some work, have some
good conversation, drink some good beer, have some good bbq, join some fellow
photographers out shooting together and perhaps even have some demoes of some
The last get
together had a helluva attendance, people showed off everything from tricolor
gum prints, to silver prints, to photogravures, to platinum/palladiums, to a
20x24 ruby ambrotype.
For those that
couldn't make it to the last one, it was a wonderful time (and thanks to Mr.
Clay "turnipista" Harmon for his generous hosting). I'm hoping we can continue
along the same lines, a casual relaxed gathering, no strict schedule, all in
all a good time for all.
My wonderfully generous parents have offered to open up their spacious house
on Canyon Lake to host it. Its on about 2+ acres right on the Canyon Lake
shoreline. There are numerous hotels, B&Bs, cabins, etc within close
proximity. Plenty of space in the house to relax on the porch, share prints,
give informal talks, whatever. Theres even room in the garage for demoing some
processes - anyone interested in a demo of pt/pd, gum-over pt/pd demo, wet
plate, etc.... lots of possibilities.
could be "scheduled" to have the official gathering from lunch time till
whenever it stops - I'm thinking some Salt Lick BBQ might be a nice dinner
Fri, Sat morn,
Sunday could possibly have some informal shooting
There are more
locations than one could hope for within 40miles of the house. Old towns,
spanish missions, churches, gorgeous rivers, state parks, industrial decay,
the list goes on.
I wanted to post
this to get a feel for interest from people. Please post if you are interested
in attending and share any/all thoughts or
I know its a ways
out, but figured better to get the ball rolling, so people could pencil it
Sidenote: I think
this is the first time in the 30yrs I've graced this earth that I've actually
planned something more than 2 weeks in advance.