Wet Plate Collodion Workshop

We’re very excited to be offering this workshop, on Saturdays 1st February and 21st March 2020, from 10-5. There are 8 places available, cost is £100.

Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion

A one day session learning the wet plate collodion process. Invented by Frederick Scott Archer in London in 1851, wet plate collodion revolutionised photography by offering a relatively fast and robust process that creates detailed positive and negative images. This workshop takes you through the process of making positive Ambrotype images on black aluminium and on clear glass. The workshop will cover preparing plates, pouring techniques for coating with chemicals, exposure, development, fixing and varnishing images using a traditional gum sandrac varnish. Each participant will have the opportunity to produce a minimum of two (and probably more) images.

About the tutor: Jo Gane has worked with Wet Plate Collodion since 2008. She regularly teaches at various UK institutions and is currently producing new work using historic photographic processes in Birmingham. For more information about Jo’s practice please see http://jogane.co.uk/projects/54/birmingham/ or twitter Jo Gane

Practical info

The course will take place at Darkroom Birmingham, at The Old Print Works, 506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. 15 mins bus ride from New Street Station, 50 bus route A435. Parking / The Mix Cafe / International Restaurants nearby / 10 mins walk to Moseley Village / Ladypool Road.