Experimenting with Wet Plate Collodion Photography in the Field
Faculty: Rik Garrett
July 14, 16 & 17, 2022 | Thu, Online 6-8pm (Pacific Time) & Sat – Sun, On-location 10am-3pm
Explore the creative possibilities of working with the historic wet plate collodion process outdoors, in the field. While wet plate collodion was invented in 1851, this workshop will show how it is still both accessible and creatively engaging. Participants will learn what’s required to create a proper wet-plate kit for the field as well as the techniques necessary to create one-of-a-kind physical images on glass plates, while embracing the serendipitous results that can come from using wet plate collodion in the field. After initial training and examples, participants will spend much of the weekend creating and immediately developing several unique photographs, using a 4×5 camera, or other large format camera. All materials are provided and 4×5 cameras will be available to participants without their own.
Details of locations for field sessions will be provided to participants in advance of the workshop. The location(s) will be within 90 minutes of Seattle.