Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wet plate collodion workshop

Tamás Varga, photographer dealing with historical, archaic techniques is holding a 2,5 day intensive course of the wet plate collodion process. In the first part of the course he introduces the theory of the process (step by step from the compilation of chemicals to the warnishing of the pictures) In practice there will be an opportunity for the participants to make wet plate collodion positives on clean and black glasses (ambrotype) on aluminum (tintype) and on painted iron plates (ferrotype) from a relatively small size to large formats. For the making of the pictures there will be artificial light besides sunlight, darkroom and portable darkroom. On the weekend mammoth plates will be made (40x50cm) with the help of a special “giant camera” specially made from a trailer. At the end of the course every student will take home 3-5 self-made plates.   More info

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