A two-day workshop, December 7 & 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the beginning, before digital and before film, there was wet plate. It was a challenging process that merged optics and chemistry into the new art form of photography.
This intensive course will dive into wet plate collodion, which was the leading process of photography in the 1850s and ’60s. It was used to document the Civil War and to create the portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The process is most commonly known in its three forms—tintypes (positives on tin), ambrotypes (positives on glass), and glass negatives (negatives on glass).
Each student will leave with 3-6 wet plate collodion images at the end of this unique workshop. Workshop participants do not need previous photography or darkroom experience. All equipment and supplies including cameras, lighting, glass and metal plates, holders and chemistry will be supplied.