Learn to make ambrotypes and tintypes using the 19th century wet plate collodion process along with specialized lighting techniques for indoor and outdoor shooting.

Jill EnfieldIn this workshop, students learn how to make ambrotypes (glass plates) and tintypes using the 1860's wet collodion technique.

This process involves the hand-pouring of chemicals onto glass to produce positives or negatives or aluminum for tintypes (positives) while the plates are still wet. The course covers the basics from cutting the glass/aluminum to finishing the plates and learning how to mix and handle the chemicals safely. And once you learn how to make a plate, spend it in the beautiful Maine landscape and studio to learn how to use different types of lights to allow you to shoot anywhere, day or night.

Students will learn how to set up to do this at home, how to mix the chemicals safely, how to light for studio settings and how to shoot on location with a portable darkroom

 While large format and Brownie cameras are available for use during the workshop, students are encouraged to bring their own large format or antique cameras.

SPECIAL NOTE: Our friends at Lund Photographics are making a special offer to all participants of this class. The names of all participants completing this class will be entered into a random drawing. At the end of the class, two names will be drawn and each awarded a $500 rebate. We thank them immensely for their generosity and support.  Please pay them a visit at lundphotographics.com


"Jill Enfield is a fantastic master photographer. She has a confidence and ability in the medium that allows a free experimentation throughout the workshop process. Not only did I learn the technical process of the tintype in a step by step procedure but Jill shares several tips that only an experienced photographer would have knowledge of.  As wells as an in depth view of the physical process of the tintype, Jill has a pool of knowledge in photography as a whole that makes it the ideal workshop for photographers / artists alike."
- Paula Naughton

"I walked away not only knowing the process but also, many new friends."
- Cole Mahaffey, Marlinton, WV

"This workshop was a game changer for me in terms of the direction I want my work to go."
- Bill Vaccaro, Chicago, IL




Course Dates

This course is not offered at this time.
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Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.



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