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Wet Plate Workshop

Wet Plate Workshop


Introduction to making tintype and ambrotype positives. Next workshop July 13 & 14, 2024.


In this workshop you will learn the history of the collodion process, how to coat and prepare light-sensitive plates on glass and metal and expose them immediately using our large format view camera. 


Wet Plate Collodion photography is considered the original polaroid. The wet plate collodion process is one the oldest of analog photography. One of the earliest and probably the most popular systems of taking and then making a photograph, wet plate photography was accidentally discovered by an Englishman named Frederick Scott Archer. He, however, never patented his process. The process of wet plate photography could arguably be credited for the break out of photography as a serious vocation. With traveling photographers going town to town to set up nomadic photo studios.


Price includes Materials Fee

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