The Wet Plate Collodion process can be really difficult. It takes a lot of time and uses a lot of chemicals, to learn how to get it right when you first start doing wet collodion photography. I would recommend going on a workshop if you can.
My hands-on workshop is focused on learning the wet collodion process and mastering the seductively beautiful ambrotype.
Learn about understanding and using basic photo chemistry, applying collodion to glass, how to prep glass plates to accept collodion and how to control the adhesion of the collodion film. We’ll also delve into troubleshooting problems that are unique to collodion on glass. The most exciting part is that you will create your own beautiful ambrotypes.
This workshop will cover these topics:
- Cleaning and preparation of glass
- Preparing and using albumen
- Lenses, light, and exposure
- Practical wooden view camera use
- Practical modern medium format film camera use
- Processing glass plates
- Making test strips and judging exposures on glass
- Trouble shooting problems common to glass
I will provide all chemicals, cameras, glass plates and gloves – everything you need to make ambrotypes.
Limited to six people, this workshop is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of ambrotype making. It is a beginners workshop that covers all the basic skills needed to get started. No previous experience is necessary.
Attendees receive 10% discount on Wet Plate Chemicals, Wet Plate Kits and Wet Plate Accessories (No discount on Silver Nitrate, Cameras, Lenses)
Email Us to schedule a workshop date.