I am pleased to announce that I am organising a wet plate collodion workshop in Killruddery House and Gardens at the end of March. There will be a lot of hard work, and a good fun too, hope the weather will behave.
2 days, group of 4,
chemicals, equipment, manual and lunch provided,
Day 1, morning
History and overview of the process, chemicals, equipment needed,
darkroom set up, organization,
Health and safety recommendations.
Care and maintenance of chemicals.
2. Preparation of glass plates, sanding edges and cleaning.
3. Demonstration of the complete process. (camera set up, pouring a glass
plate, sensitization, exposure, development, fixing and washing)
Day 1 afternoon, day 2
4. Practicing, practicing, practising
Making plates by student – as many as you can,
Individual guidance with the process, trouble shooting,
work with natural and artificial lightning,
work with darkbox in more remote areas of the Gardens
5. Demonstration of the varnishing technique. Varnishing.