35mm Daguerreotypes

From July 8, 2013 through July 10, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House


Make real daguerreotypes with your own 35mm camera without expensive processing equipment or dangerous chemicals. This is a great workshop for the beginner or the student who wants to make real daguerreotypes on a shoestring budget. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make precious little daguerreotypes suitable for exhibition or jewelry. The class will also include viewing original 19th-century daguerreotype jewelry from the Museum’s photograph collection.

Participants should bring a reliable 35mm camera with a shutter that includes a T (time) or B (bulb) setting, a cable release, and a tripod. A booklet with full instructions in how to prepare and process the plates is included as well as directions in how to make the simple and inexpensive equipment for processing the plates.

Audience: Limited to 10, this three-day workshop is suitable for fine arts photographers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience is necessary for this very hands-on workshop.

Tuition: $575/$550 members, plus $90 materials fee; $150 extra day option

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 www.eastmanhouse.org/visit/location.php.  

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, www.eastaveinn.com. 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.



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