March 12-April 16, 2015
Thursday | 6:30-9:30 pm
$750 + $100 materials
Wet plate collodion was the leading method of photography during the 1850’s and 1860’s. This six-week course is designed for students who want to learn the techniques behind the wet plate collodion process, as well as those who strive to develop a body of work in this unique process. The wet plate process is most commonly known in its three forms – tintypes (positives on tin), ambrotypes (positives on glass), and glass negatives (negatives on glass).
Students will learn how to hand coat their own plates, create and expose images, and how to properly develop, fix, and varnish their plates. Students will also learn proper handling, safety, and mixing of chemistry, how to build their own darkroom and modify a camera, and how to print pre-
existing imagery on to plates using an enlarger.
Class critiques will be held for students to engage and learn how to talk about work. Materials including cameras, enlargers, chemicals, glass and metal will be supplied.
Photo Copyright Lisa Elmaleh