Workshop: Rural Ireland – Wet Plate Collodion Photography Workshop, Craig Barber

August 9 – 16, 2014 Rural Ireland and Tintypes (This is an 8 day travel workshop)

Join Craig J. Barber and Patricia Delker on this 8-day photography trip to Western Ireland for an opportunity to explore the less traveled roads of rural Ireland while learning the fine art of making Tintype Photographs. Craig, is a veteran photographer and instructor. Patricia, is a seasoned Ireland traveler, historian and photographer, who will guide the group toward enchanting photographic opportunities.

In a time when photography is being transformed by the digital medium, more and more photographers are exploring earlier processes The tintype process is as relevant and magical today as it has always been. Picturesque Ireland is the perfect location for learning this beautiful process. You WILL return home with several handmade, unique tintype plates from this Irish experience.

This intensive, hands-on workshop is designed so you will have a solid understanding of the process by the time you leave Ireland, thereby enabling you to continue when you return home. You will learn: to make tintypes (direct positives on metal); how to pour, expose and develop your plates; how to mix your chemistry and varnish and frame your plates.

Each day will be devoted to photographing rural Western Ireland, the farms, small towns and people. First we travel to Connemara in the far west of County Galway. Oscar Wilde said, “Connemara is a savage beauty”. We will spend three days exploring the land of the Twelve Bens (mountains). From there we travel to County Clare to spend 5 days photographing traditional cottages, iconic stone walls separating fields, plus The Burren, a rocky landscape filled with ancient sacred sites, market towns, and even a locally known fairy ring. For a complete itinerary go to: Complete itinerary

Tuition for the Rural Ireland workshop is $2875.00 A $750.00 deposit is required to secure a spot in the workshop with the remainder due 45 days prior to the workshop date.

Included in this package: all equipment and chemistry, accommodations, land travel, 4 dinners, all breakfasts and admittance fees where necessary. Students will need to acquire and transport the plates they will be using (these are inexpensive and we will provide purchase information, upon enrollment).

Not included: air travel to Ireland, lunches and four evening meals. Personal extras are also the responsibility of each participant.