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2 day Workshop on Wet Plate Collodian

2 Day Introduction to Wet Plate Collodian using vintage cameras

  • 180 British pounds
  • Location 1

Service Description

This two day workshop will be an introduction for complete beginners to the 19th century Wet Plate Collodian process. This is a truly magical photographic process that is both immediate and beautiful. During the workshop you will learn about the history, technique and safe handling of the chemicals. You will prepare your glass or tin plates for coating and sensitising to expose in your vintage cameras that have been adapted to take glass or metal plates instead of roll film. This makes the process accessible, affordable and a fun way to learn about the early history of photography and the action of light on light- sensitive chemistry. The finished plates are like little gems. Some camera's will take a 9 x 6.5cm glass plate and some 10 x 12.5cm. ​ Once you have become familiar with the technique, you will have the opportunity to experiment further with tintypes (a positive image on tin) and ambrotypes (a positive image on glass) to produce a still life, portrait or landscape. ​ Once hooked you will want to learn how to work with medium and large format cameras that can take up to 8 x 10 inch plates. This workshop will be available soon. Fee includes all materials. A limited number of workshops are available in the year, please email directly to make enquiries. ​

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Contact Details

  • Northrepps, Cromer NR27 9LF, UK

    + 44 (0)7944 731081