Ambrotype Workshop—February 21-22, 2015

Ambrotypes: Photographs on Glass, 2-Day Hands-On Workshop

Frederick Scott Archer introduced the wet-plate collodion photographic process in 1851. Collodion was used to produce fine-grain, archival glass negatives, lantern slides, ambrotypes, and tintypes. This class will teach you the basics of the wet-plate collodion process to produce direct positive images on glass, which are know as ambrotypes.

Instruction will include how to properly prepare a glass plate, pour collodion, sensitize and process plates, burnish and hand-color final images, apply a protective varnish, and house the photographs to complete the process.

Cameras will be provided for use during the class. Class size is limited to 5 participants. $275 includes supplies fee. Advance registration required. To register contact us.

Wet-Plate Steps