In this workshop, Sam takes a comprehensive approach to the collodion process and its effective practice by the modern-day photographer. Its practitioners effectively make their own film through the coating of a metal plate with the collodion substrate, sensitizing it in a solution of silver nitrate, and exposing this plate in-camera while still wet. Hence its commonly known name “wet plate”.
Students will learn how to coat, sensitize, expose, develop, and varnish their own plates over the course of the weekend. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience while learning the theory and fundamentals necessary to apply the process to their own work.