Calling all makers and lovers of photography! Here is an amazing opportunity to enter and explore the beautiful world of wet-plate collodion. This antiquarian process is currently experiencing a renaissance. This three day workshop is geared towards innovation and giving new life to one of the earliest and most enchanting photographic processes. Participants will examine the necessary equipment and chemistry as well as review where such materials can be acquired. You will learn step-by-step how to make wet-plate collodion positives, known as ambrotypes and tintypes, as well as how to make glass negatives. This workshop will emphasize chemical safety and have a strong “DIY” element, instilling the practical knowledge of the wet-plate process to take beyond the workshop into your own studio. While working with large format cameras, you will have the opportunity to photo- graph your colleagues, make self-portraits, shoot around Woodstock, or create still lifes. Each student will leave with at least five plates that they have poured, developed, fixed and coated.
About Tom DeLooza
Tom DeLooza has been a wet-plate photographer for 12 years, throughout which he has led several tutorials, workshops, and was the instructor and Master Printer at the John Dugdale School of 19th Century Photography and Aesthetics. He has given lectures and demos of his work and process to a wide variety of groups and venues including the Historical Society in Lexington, NY, and High School classes in Kingston and New Paltz, NY. He has also been part of Bards Lifetime Learning program. Tom received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and has served two years as the apprentice and artistic assistant to John Coffer. Tom has exhibited in many galleries, including SoHo Photo in New York, One Mile gallery in Kingston, NY, and XL Projects in Syracuse, NY. To learn more about Tom visit www.tomdelooza.com.
July 22-24 | 9 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $460 / CPW members: $430 (includes $40 non-refundable registration fee)
Materials Fee $50 (included in price below)