NEW: Spirit Photography

From October 21, 2013 through October 24, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

Make your own ghost images in our first ever Spirit Photography Workshop. You’ll begin by learning the basics of making wet collodion tintypes by process historian Mark Osterman in the famous Scully & Osterman Skylight Studio. Then you’ll be shown the 19th-century secrets of making ghost imagery in a workshop that promises to be a great experience for everyone.

Techniques include multiple imagery, ghost imagery, controlled image deterioration, and creating mist, smoke, and darting energy. Tinting and burnishing tintypes will also be included. All participants will receive a copy of the new Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, including formulas and sources of supply, as well as additional wet plate era readings pulled from the research library.

Audience: Limited to 8 participants. For anyone who wants to have a lot of fun and learn tintype making at the same time. No prior experience with collodion imagery or association with ghosts is required. 

Tuition: $575/$550 members, plus $60 materials fee

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop two weeks before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks before a workshop start date. If the workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees. The Eastman House may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes. 

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Unless otherwise stated, the workshops are held at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Directions can be found at our website at  

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop. Participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at George Eastman House is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, This hotel is within walking distance of the museum. Room rates begin at $99 per night. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at George Eastman House to get this special rate.

Location : 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 · More Information · RTS East Ave. routes 57 & 81; University Ave. route 48.

Hours: Tue - Sat : 10am - 5pm . Sun : 11am - 5pm. · More Information · Buy Tickets

Admission : Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free · Members Free

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