Wet Plate Collodion Negative with Albumen & Salt print process

Wet Plate Collodion Negative & Salt print process

WHAT?
Three day advanced workshop of wet plate collodion negative process and a workshop on salt and albumen print process.

WHERE?
Na žago 4, Straža pri Novem mestu, Slovenia (45°47’07.1″N 15°04’35.4″E – Google maps)

WHEN?
21st, 22nd and 23rd of August 2018. We start the day at 9:33 and end the day at about 19:03

WHO?
This is an advanced course, but we will go from the beginning so if you have no experience, you will still be fine. It is possible to make an ambrotype (wet plate collodion positive) during the workshop, to experience that too.

LANGUAGE?
English

HOW MUCH?
Three day workshop costs 550 EUR and that includes all material cost and detailed hand out notes with all the steps and receipts. It does not include food and accommodation.

ACCOMODATION?
I recommend RaMar accomodation (LINK)

RESERVATION?
The workshop is limited for four participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 100 EUR. The rest you pay at the start of the workshop. The reservation fee is not refundable.

DISCOUNT FOR TAKING TWO WORKSHOPS?
After this wet plate collodion workshop, I’m having immediately a workshop on carbon printing (LINK), so if you would want to stay for two more days and take the workshop on carbon printing, you get a discount of 150 EUR on the price for two workshops. So the price for collodion negative, salt printing, albumen printing and carbon printing workshop in the period of five days, between 21nd and 25th of August is 700 EUR.

MORE INFORMATION
Please email me for reservations and more information borutpeterlin@gmail.com


 

SUMMERY:

  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative.
  • how to achieve different densities of a negative.
  • what densities are appropriate for what kind of printing processes.
  • wet plate with ambient light and with flash light.
  • photographing outdoor.
  • salt printing, toning with gold, waxing.
  • albumen printing and toning with gold.
  • troubleshooting.

DAY ONE

  • introduction to the processes.
  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative.
  • reviewing examples of negatives and prints we are expected to be making during the workshop.
  • preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates.
  • the making of the first wet plate negatives.

DAY TWO

  • Before lunch we will go outdoor and make some landscape plates.
  • participants will learn how to make different densities of wet plate negatives.
  • Redeveloping. The second development after fixing, for boosting density of collodion negative.
  • What light is appropriate for wet plate negative and how to work in inappropriate light.
  • Making a portrait with ambient light or with studio flashes.
  • Varnishing glass negatives.
  • Preparing albumen for printing process.
  • Preparing gelatin for salt print process.
  • Seizing paper for salt print process.
  • Demonstration of salt and albumen printing process.

DAY THREE

  • Floating paper on albumen
  • Albumen print process (printing the collodion negatives we will make)
  • Salt print process (printing the collodion negatives we will make)
  • Toning with goldchloride.
  • Waxing salt prints.

Each participant will receive notes with all the receipts and the most important points to remember.

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