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The Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Allan Barnes (In-Person – Two sessions)

  • Saturday
    June 29, 2024
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday
    June 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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© Photo by Allan Barnes


About

In-Person Learning

In efforts to advance photography in the mid-19th century, Fredrick Scott Archer, an English sculptor and photographer, experimented with collodion in the hope of producing a photographic negative on ordinary glass plates. The process was perfected in 1851. This two-day workshop serves as a hands-on introduction to this demanding but beautiful photographic process.

Participants will use large format period-correct cameras to explore the craftsmanship of tintypes and ambrotypes. After a brief historical discussion of the process, students will be trained in the coating, exposure, development and preservation of the photographic plate. The goal is to provide a taste of how the process works, with each participant walking away with 3-4 plates. We will be making photographs at/around the location of the workshop. Participants are invited to bring their own props, old costumes, etc.

All chemistry, media and cameras will be provided, in addition to information on purchasing one’s own WPC equipment. Please bring disposable latex or nitrile gloves, aprons and work clothing (materials used can easily stain skin and clothing).

The course is strictly limited to eight students.

 

Allan Barnes is an editorial and fine art photographer from Detroit, Michigan. After 25 years as an editorial photographer, he began working in the Wet Plate Collodion Process and currently specializes in portraiture and fashion. His studio is in the North San Francisco Bay Area, where he also teaches photography classes at Petaluma High School. Previously, he taught photo classes at Citrus College in Glendora, CA and Santa Monica College in Santa Monica CA.

 


Details

  • Two Sessions
  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, 10 am – 4 pm, PST
  • Enrollment Limit: 8 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $515 + $175 media, darkroom usage and on-site technician fee at Santa Monica College. (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography & The Makery, 252 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Not Included: Meals, snacks, bottled water and transportation (to and from the workshop location). Students are encouraged to bring their own food or order from nearby restaurants. Ride share apps or public transit are recommended for those without transportation.
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