Learn the wet plate collodion process along with specialized lighting techniques.

Date:  Aug 19-25, 2018
Levels:  Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee:  $1395
Class Size: 12

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

Photo Credit © Jill Enfield

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.Using Profoto location lighting equipment you will learn to create amazing collodion works with ease.

Past student work (left to right): John Faison, Lori Pond, Julia Thomas, Cindy Beams

Header image credit © Jill Enfield

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Instructor: Jill Enfield

Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author and has been teaching photography for many years with a concentration on historical techniques and alternative processes. Her two books: Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide To Alternative Processes published by Amphoto, and, Jill Enfield’s Guide to Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques published by Focal Press, are both award winning books and used in schools all over the world.  Jill is working on her third book, which has a 2018 publication date by Focal Press - Routledge.