Whether you have an interest in historical photographic processes or just want to expand your photography practice, this workshop will reward you with the opportunity to learn the 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.