Workshop: Wet Plate Collodion with Luther Gerlach
If you clicked on this page - you're probably familiar with this process. If not, think: Sally Mann. This is an 'antique' photographic process; a means of creating your own original negative without having to buy film! Collodion is a generic term for the light sensitive solution that will be mixed in order to coat a glass plate which becomes your negative. All participants in the workshop will go home with a new skill, knowledge and one original wet collodion photograph mounted to aluminum (yet another mystery of the process - it turns from a negative to a positive when mounted on a reflective surface!). The workshop covers some of the following topics:
Space in this workshop will be limited to a maximum of 8 (eight) participants. Workshop length is a fully day, held at the dates below at 10 AM . Each participant will be given attention according to their needs. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout the session and individual help is available during the workshops . There will be a lunch break and a tasty panini lunch served with a beverage of your choice. The workshop fee is $275 (members get a discounted rate -and a further $20 off if purchased online, below). Groups also welcome by prior arrangement. Individual instruction is also available upon inquiry. All workshops must be paid for (or else a deposit left) before 72 hours (three days) from the start of a workshop or else a penalty fee of $25 will apply. Please note: there is also a lab fee for this workshop to cover chemistry and related materials. Payment may be made online in advance (see below) at a discounted rate. Payments taken by telephone, fax or in person will be at the normal rate and will not reflect the discount for online purchases.
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