Daguerreotypes

From April 22, 2014 through April 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House


Conducted by Mike Robinson, acknowledged as a modern master of the medium, this workshop covers the perfected techniques used by commercial daguerreotypists in the 1850s. Participants will learn both modern and traditional techniques of polishing and will produce two mercury-developed, gilded daguerreotypes. Also covered will be advanced concepts of contrast control, alternative fuming techniques, and housing options.

This workshop includes viewing rare examples of daguerreotypes and vintage housings from the archives of George Eastman House. Original daguerreotype apparatus and literature will also be on display specifically for this class. Each participant will receive a facsimile reprint of original step-by-step instructions and other readings on daguerreotypes.

Audience: Limited to six, this four-day workshop is for anyone interested in making the very finest modern daguerreotype imagery. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $1,700/$1,600 members, plus $175 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. George Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees. 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 here.  

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, 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.

Sold out! Please email photographicworkshops@geh.org to be placed on a waiting list.



Location: 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 · More Information · RTS Routes 17, 18/19, 21, and 22

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

Admission : Adults $12, Seniors (65+) $10, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free · Members Free

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