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

Testimonials:

"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

 

 

 

Instructors

Jill Enfield

Jill Enfield Photo By: Joe McNallyA fine art and commercial photographer, Jill began with a focus on still lives and landscapes using a variety of alternative process techniques for which she has achieved world-wide recognition. This work is showcased in her first book, “Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide to Alternative Processes” which won the Golden Light Award for Best Technical Book of 2002. Ten years ago, with a custom built portable darkroom, Jill began making wet plate collodion portraits of immigrants who came to New York City from around the world. As a protest against the profiling and prejudice, Jill tributes the “New Americans” who enrich the hosting culture with their own foreign experience. The resulting body of work is to be a section in her new book, “Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Procesess: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques” published by Focal Press and has a Summer 2013 store date.  This will coincide with a 3 month exhibition on Ellis Island as part of the opening of a new wing of their museum.

Jill has taught handcoloring and non-silver techniques at schools in New York City and across the country as well as Scandanavia, Europe and South America. Her personal work is in collections and has appeared in many magazines throughout the world. Jill’s commercial clients include Fortune Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Kodak, Hasselblad, Nikon, Penguin Putnam, Inc., St. Martin’s Press, LIFE, and many others. Her personal work has appeared in Camera Art’s, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Nikon World, Camera & Darkroom Techniques, ZOOM, Shutterbug, PDN and others.

Jill’s work was one of 42 images selected from thousands on file with the city through the HERE IS NEW YORK Archive to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 911. Jill has been a “Legend Behind the Lens” for Nikon, a representative for Lowepro and SanDisk and is on the board of Freestyle Photographics.

To see a 2 minute quick time video of Jill making a wet plate collodion portrait, search Jill Enfield on youtube.com

To see more work, go to: wwww.jillenfield.com

 

From one of Jill's students:

"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 well 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

Course Dates

Aug 17 to Aug 23

Tuition

$1295

Class Size

8