Weekend Workshop: Intro to Wet Plate

Weekend Workshop: Intro to Wet Plate


February 23-24, 2019, 10am-5pm


Wet plate collodion was released to the public in 1851, and it played a huge role in making photography accessible to the masses.  An extremely versatile process, it can be used to create both negatives and one-of-a-kind positives on various materials, and it has seen a strong revival in recent years.  This workshop will focus mainly on tintype photography, where a unique positive is created in-camera on a sheet of blackened metal.  You will learn to avoid common problems that plague first time wet plate photographers, building your confidence and abilities as you continue to explore the process outside of the workshop.  We will cover acquiring and preparing the chemistry and equipment before moving to the making of tintypes.  We believe in hands-on learning and will spend considerable time working with large format cameras and various lenses that date back to the the wet plate era.

Workshops have no minimum of enrollment requirement but the maximum is 6 students. We will refund 80% of the fee if you cancel 3 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop and 50% if you cancel 1 week prior to the first day. No refunds will be issued with less than 7 days notice of cancellation.

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