Class: The Wet Plate Collodion Process with Will Dunniway

Corona, California

Workshop Fee includes: tuition, material and equipment

In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to apply the wet plate collodion process in a contemporary setting. The class will feature two days of hands-on training in the making of ambrotypes (glass image), ferrotypes (tintypes), and glass plate negatives. With Will Dunniway serving as the guide, students will learn the step-bystep process of mixing, pouring, exposing and the development of plates poured with wet collodion. Participants will use a period 1860 field camera with 1860-70 lenses and, with Will’s instruction, learn how to adapt newer ‘view’ type cameras with wet plate backs. In the end, each student will gain a working knowledge of the collodion process (not its historical interpretation) and will make and take home a self-portrait tintype/ambrotype.

The newest edition of Will’s manual, Making the Wet Collodion Plate in 16 Steps, is included along with all materials and equipment. Both days, Saturday and Sunday, will take place at Will’s home studio and darkroom located in Corona, California.

Enrollment Limit: 8 students

2 Session(s)
Sat, Sun 9am-6pm, April 17, 2010 – April 18, 2010

Instructor(s): Will Dunniway
Location: Corona, California

Additional Information:
Enrollment limited to 8 students. This workshop will be held at Will Dunniway’s home studio and darkroom in Corona, California.