Photo By Gergory Zehna

Photo By Gergory Zehna

WET PLATE COLLODION/TINTYPE

Course Description

The wet plate collodion process is a 1850's historical black and white hand-crafted process created by Frederic Scott Archer, which is still commonly used today.

Of the three major processes - Collodion, Ambrotype, and Tin Type - in capturing your image on either glass or metal plates, the Collodion process is the most common.

  • The Collodion process is a negative image on transparent glass. This allows one to contact print the plate onto photographic paper.
  • The Ambrotype produces a positive image on glass.
  • The Tintype/Ferrotype creates a direct positive image on a coated metal plate.

 

The Collodion process produces results unlike any other photographic medium. It's ultra sharp, grainless images are at the very least, beautiful. 

Greg Zenha will take you through the history of the Collodion process, safety, mixing of chemistry, preparing of plates, shooting with 4x5 and 8x10 view cameras and plate development.

This workshop is divided into four stages during a four day period.

  • Day One all students will learn to mix there own chemistry as well as the history and safety precautions with the process.
  • Day Two is dedicated to The Still Life.
  • Day Three is dedicated to Portraiture.
  • Day Four will be on location for Landscapes.

Tuition covers all chemistry, use of cameras, and certain quantity of glass, metal plates.

Requirements: Film Bootcamp and all participants must be at least 18 years of age.                           

Registration
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(613) 562-3824
admin@spao.ca

 

SOLD OUT
JUL 11, 12, 18, 19 2015
9 AM - 4 PM
4 SESSION -  24 HOURS
LOCATION: SPAO
GREGORY ZEHNA I $495