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3 day Workshop Wet Collodion 10-12th May

An Introduction to ambrotypes and tintypes with Katayoun Dowlatshahi & Eduard Toader

  • 360 British pounds
  • Location 1

Service Description

This three day workshop will be an introduction to the 19th century Wet Plate Collodion 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 wet plate cameras or vintage cameras that have been adapted to take glass or metal plates instead of sheet film. This makes the process accessible and an affordable way to learn about the early history of this photographic process and the action of light on light- sensitive chemistry. ​ Once you have become familiar with the technique, you will have the opportunity over the three days to experiment further either by creating tintypes (a positive image on tin) and ambrotypes (a positive image on glass) to produce a still life, portrait or landscape. Working out exposure times by using modern devices to measure and work out light readings will be covered. You may bring your own half plate or full plate camera, tested or untested, though there will be one available to use. There will also be a selection of small half plate vintage cameras to experiment with too. The workshop participant numbers are kept low to enable us to support your experience, whether you are a beginner or a photographer with some experience of alternative photographic processes.​ A limited number of 4 places are available on this workshop, please email directly to make enquiries. Fee includes all chemistry and materials. ​

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Northrepps, Cromer NR27 9LF, UK

    + 44 (0)7944 731081

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