NEW: Dry Collodion Negatives in New England
From July 22, 2013 through July 26, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PhotoSynthesis, Manchester, Conn.
Join us for a week-long collodion negative shoot in the New England mill town of Manchester, CT. Known for its picturesque scenery, Manchester is also the location of PhotoSynthesis, a well equipped alternative photography facility and host for this unique workshop.
You’ll learn the basics of the rare dry collodion process at PhotoSynthesis on the first day and then spend the next three days shooting in the field using 8x10 cameras. Locations include woodland views, waterways, mill town architecture, and ruins of a 19th-century mill. The exposed plates will be processed at the end of each day at the PhotoSynthesis darkroom. The last day will include evaluation, retouching techniques, and proofing the negatives using the salted paper printing process.
All participants will receive Wet Collodion Negative and Dry Collodion Negative manuals written by Mark Osterman. These are only available through the George Eastman House workshops and include full instructions and formulas.
Audience: This workshop is limited to six. Experience with large format photography is an advantage, though due to the small number of participants, beginners can be accommodated. Cameras will be supplied, but participants may bring their own 8x10 cameras and tripods if they wish.
Tuition: $1,600, plus $200 materials fee
Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop. Participants must make their own arrangements. Click here for information about accommodations in Manchester.
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.
About Photography Workshops
Historic photographic processes have become an exciting alternative and even complementary technique to digital imaging. At George Eastman House, participants not only get hands-on instruction on the processes, but also get to view prime examples from the Museum’s incomparable collections.
No prior experience is necessary for most of these workshops. They are suitable for artists, photographers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in using these rare 19th century processes in the 21st century.
Don't see the process you'd like to learn? We teach a wide variety of early photographic techniques in private group workshops and individual tutorials. We offer workshops all over the world, and events can also be held at an institution near you. Ask about arranging a workshop or illustrated lecture to suit your needs.
For more information or to register, contact Stacey VanDenburgh at (585) 271-3361 ext. 323 or by e-mail at svandenburgh geh org.
Start-up funding for this workshop series was provided by a grant from Howard and Carole Tanenbaum.