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.
SAM DOLE earned his BFA in photography from School of Visual Arts where he received the Rhodes Award for Outstanding Achievement. Sam has been an intern and workshop assistant at CAP, studied 19th C photography with noted photo historian Matthew Isenburg and has attended workshops conducted by John Coffer at Camp Tintype in Dundee, NY where he was honed his technique with wet plate legends Will Dunniway and Claude Levet. Sam’s work has appeared in Shutterbug Magazine and the SVA Visual Arts Journal and exhibited in the 2012 SVA Mentors Show as well as first prize winner at the 2012 Soho Photo Gallery Alternative Process Show. samueldole.com