Workshop: Wet-Plate Collodion Portraiture, Santa Fe, NM

Wet-Plate Collodion Portraiture

with Jill Enfield
April 22 – April 26, 2013


$300 Model, Location, and Materials Fee

QUESTIONS? Call us at 505.983.1400 x11.

A great portrait conveys gesture and expression, documenting the moment in which both subject and photographer connect. That moment comes to life and takes on a timeless quality when the portrait is created using the wet-plate collodion process.

Jill uses historical techniques to enhance the textural and painterly effects of photography, creating images that feel simultaneously real and dreamlike. Join her as she shares her step-by-step process making 20-minute wet-plate collodion prints.

Our days in Santa Fe are dedicated exclusively to photographing portraits—both close-up and environmental—of models and fellow participants. We explore how to make wet-plate collodion images as tintypes and on glass plates, which can be used on their own, contact printed, or scanned into a computer to make digital negatives.

You leave the workshop with a new understanding of how historical photographers created beautiful, timeless portraits—and ways to incorporate their methods into your own work.

View the two-minute video, “Jill Enfiled TimeLapse II” of Jill making a wet-plate collodion portrait on YouTube:

COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE (Course Level 400): For an additional fee, participants may elect to receive one hour of college credit through Hastings College upon successful completion of this workshop. Those interested in earning credit should inquire with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops at the time of registration, 505-983-1400, Ext. 11.

Jill Enfield: Jill Enfield has, for over two decades, taught hand-coloring and non-silver techniques at numerous venues, including Parsons …