Early American Trades and Historic Preservation COLLODION Process Workshop
For those of you on the East Coast (and east of the Mississippi River) that would like too learn under two of the most experienced Wet Plate Collodion photographers, here is your chance (They rarely teach collodion on the Atlantic side of the country). West Coast, Will Dunniway and Virginian, Claude Levet will once again return to the Eastfield historic Village south of Albany, outside East Nassau, NY - for a thorough 2 day workshop
In early August on the 10-11th they will teaching this wet plate collodion process invented in 1851 and used till the 1880's for most part was used to make photographic images.
Space limited. Register with the Eastfield Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops with the information provided below.
37th Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops
￼7. 19th Century Wet Plate Collodion Photography
August 10-11 ( 2 Days) :: $475.00 Fee :: Limit of 10 Students
During the mid to late 19th century the art and industry of the photograph was in a constant state of improvements and refinements. After the introduction of the Daguerrotype in 1839 new methods to improve on the reliability and cost of making photographs were being discovered. One of those improvements came in 1857 with the introduction of the Wet Plate Collodion process. This process offered a cheaper and less toxic method of producing a photograph and also offered the photographer the ability to make multiple paper prints from a single negative. With the introduction of the Wet Plate Collodion process photography, the photographic industry really began to spread to all corners of the globe.
Students will learn the making of ambrotypes (glass direct positives) and tintypes (Ferrotypes, tin plate direct positives), and glass negatives. Students are guided through the process step-by-step from the mixing, pouring, exposing and development of plates poured with wet collodion. The newest edition of the manual, Making the Wet Collodion Plate in 16 Steps by Will Dunniway is included in the 2 day workshop.
Collodion Masters, Claude Levet and Will Dunniway are nationally renowned artists who have both been working with the Wet Plate Collodion process since its current revival in 1988. Both studied under and worked with Master Collodion artist John Coffer in upstate New York.
Registration is on a "first come - first serve" basis. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the tuition must accompany the registration and the remainder must be received by Eastfield no later than three (3) weeks prior to the commencement of the workshops, or the registrant will lose their space in class and their deposit. Exact traveling directions will be mailed upon receipt of your DEPOSIT. No refunds will be given after six (6) weeks prior to that particular workshop. (Registrants from outside of the United States are asked not to send personal checks. Please send a cashier's check or money order in U.S. funds.) Payments may be made through PAYPAL using the Eastfield Please enclose a check made out to Eastfield Village and
send it to- Eastfiled Village
P O Box 465
Nassau, NY 12123