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Workshop - Jen Jansen - Chicago, IL

  • 2012 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)
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Contact: Jen Jansen

Price: $425

Date: 5/4/19 10AM - 3PM


Info: We will be making a variety of tintypes in both antique and modified cameras from 4x5 to miniature. No experience is needed. Workshop attendees should expect to make tintypes in a variety of metal colors and styles. This is a hands on workshop. Participants should come prepared to get into the darkroom right away in this make it then take it workshop. This workshop is focused on making tintypes and participants will be coating, developing, fixing and varnishing their own tintypes in this one day workshop.

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to Sep 30

Workshop - Lisa Elmaleh - New York City

Contact: Molly Rapp

Price: $495

Date: 9/29/18 - 9/30/18  10AM - 6PM


Info: In this workshop, Lisa Elmaleh will teach students how to create glass negatives, tintypes and ambrotypes in camera. Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing and varnishing as well as chemical mixing and safety.

Workshop participants will be using wet plate cameras all equipped with antique brass lenses. The cameras, chemicals and materials will be supplied. 

"If anyone wants to learn wet plate I will tell them this is the only place to do it. It was the best weekend ever. " - Ellen Stagg, April 2018

LISA ELMALEH's work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the trunk of her car, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet collodion process. Elmaleh received the Silas Rhodes scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts, and obtained a BFA with honors. She is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, the Everglades Artist Residency, the Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency, and the Goldwell Artist Residency. She has been included in various group shows such as the 2008 New York Photofest (Powerhouse) and Landscape: Voyage (KMR Arts).

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to Sep 29

Workshop - Luther Gerlach - Italy

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Contact: Luther Gerlach

Price: $2795

Date: 9/23/2018 - 9/29/18


Luther Gerlach has been working in the wet plate process for over twenty years and leading lectures and demonstrations in various historical photographic processes at the J Paul Getty Museum since 2001.

This 5-day wet plate collodion workshop is designed for both beginning and advanced wet plate photographers. Beginning participants will be immersed in a learning environment designed to give them the confidence to continue working and developing skills on their own in this extraordinary medium. More advanced participants benefit from having all of the darkroom equipment and chemicals needed for wet plate processes at their disposal, thus eliminating the challenges of sourcing chemistry, transporting darkroom equipment, and all the logistical problems of travel with darkrooms in a foreign country. For advanced participants, the wet plate workshop is designed to outfit all their wet plate needs. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph in one of the most beautiful and well-preserved hilltop villages in Italy, and travel to remarkable, out-of-the-way sites seldom seen by visitors. This is an opportunity to combine travel and wet plate.

Note: the USD price listed above is subject to fluctuation. The real price is 2,400 euros.

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to Sep 23

Workshop - John Brewer - London

Contact: John Brewer

Price: £330

Date: 9/22/18 - 9/23/18


Location: E5 Process, 178a Glyn Road, London, XX E5 0JE United Kingdom

Info: A two day workshop with the Victorian Photographer, John Brewer.

The first day consists of a morning introductory lecture, then in the afternoon you will start the Wet Plate Process.
On the second day you will have a full day shooting as much Wet Plate as is possible.

Interested? Please contact us at

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to Sep 9

Workshop - Eric Taubman & Geoffrey Berliner - NYC

Contact: Molly Rapp

Price: $595

Date: 9/8/18 - 9/9/18  10AM - 6PM


Info: Prerequisite: Introductory Wet Plate Workshop

This course is strictly a shooting session and does not teach the wet plate process.
A previous wet plate course is required. 

Eric & Geoffrey will work with students to create 16x20" wet plate images using the best practices of pouring large plates and assist students through the technical process. We will provide two camera and lighting set-ups, that students will share, and chemistry. Mammoth plates will be available for purchase for an additional $150/plate.


GEOFFREY BERLINER is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation. Berliner was born in New York in 1962 and received a Masters degree in religion, from Harvard University. He was introduced to photography at a very early age but it was not until several years after leaving the Academia that the call of photography and especially large format and alternative photographic processes urged greater involvement in these practices.

ERIC TAUBMAN is a large format photographer, teacher, and photo lab owner. He has been working with wet collodion for over 10 years and also specializes in 19th century optics and cameras. His work has been featured in View Camera Magazine and recently in the exhibition L'Objet Photographique at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris.


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to Aug 21

Workshop - Sasho Alushevski - Macedonia

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Contact: Sasho Alushevski

Price: €200

Date: 8/18/18 - 8/21/18

Location: Creative Documentary Film Festival MakeDox, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Kurshumli Han, 1000 Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia 1000 Macedonia

Info: Makedox invites you to a wet-plate collodion workshop that will teach you about the wet-plate collodion photographic process from start to finish.

We’re reviving the vintage photo-technologies out of sheer delight and fascination. The “wet-plate” is a 19th century photographic process. It requires a lot of patience and low expectation of perfection. With that said, the results are striking. The photograph has many steps that must be done within a short amount of time. An aluminum plate is coated with collodion and then sensitized in silver nitrate. In a dark box with very minimal red or amber light, the plate is put into the camera's film back and placed in the camera. While the plate is still wet, the photograph must be taken within a minute or so. The plate is then taken back to the darkbox and developed and fixed. The image will appear backwards and always have beautiful imperfections, creating what a feels like a historical time, in a modern day.
This will be a 4-day workshop, from 18th-21th August and will be held in the charming venue of Makedox, Kurshumli an. The trainers of this workshop are Sasho Alushevski, a photographer and Predrag Uzhelac, an independent photography associate and assistant at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Srbija.

The participants of the workshop will be provided with accommodation, one meal a day and all the necessary materials for the workshop. Having a personal camera is not compulsory. You need a wish to learn and participate in the upcoming workshop.

Due to the specific nature of this photographic process, only 9 participants can attend this workshop.

Apply until 5 of August at

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Workshop - Laura Burlton - Texas

  • 902 Hardy Street, Studio 9 Houston, TX, 77020 United States (map)
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Contact: Laura Burlton

Price: $395

Date: 8/7/18


Info: Class meets two Saturdays: August 4th & 11th, from 11:00 am–4:00 pm.

Learn the Wet Collodion Process in this two day hands-on workshop. Invented in 1851, this silver based process was widely used throughout the 1850s and 1860s. It has recently enjoyed a comeback with photographic artists interested in historic processes. Each image is handmade by pouring the collodion mixture onto metal or glass plates and placing them into a bath of silver nitrate to be sensitized. The plates are exposed in camera while still wet then developed and fixed in a darkened environment. The metal plates are commonly known as 'tintypes' and are direct positives. The glass plates (which are negatives) are backed by black velvet to create a positive image known as an ambrotype.

During this seminar, students will learn the history, process, and practice of making wet plate collodion. Each student will have the opportunity to make at least two images from start to finish.

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to Aug 5

John Coffers Jamboree 2018

Host: John Coffer


Cost: Free!

John is having his annual Jamboree at his world renowned Camp Tintype in Dundee NY. The Jamboree is a weekend long gathering of wet plate collodion photographers and tintypists from around the world. 

This is the 17th year John has hosted this event and he typically has 50 or so attendees from all over the world. John gives demonstrations of different wet plate techniques and lectures on the newest trends in the wet plate field including equipment and materials. 
The Jamboree continues to be a free of charge event and all are welcome. To help offset his costs for the event, John has a raffle of wet plate photography related supplies and equipment. 

Attendees typically camp - pitch a tent or drive their RV.  Otherwise there’s plenty of accommodations around Dundee, NY found on AirBnB . Can also look at Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, and Geneva, as all are close and should have options for lodging. 

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