Wet Plate Workshop with Lisa Elmaleh
Joseph Carroll Carriage House & Gardens
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019
Class limit: 8
Workshop fee: $195 | REGISTER HERE
Spend the day learning the wet plate collodion process with Lisa Elmaleh on the grounds of a historic home in the Garden District.
In this one-day course, participants will use large format cameras to create 4×5” tintypes, using the antiquarian collodion process that was the leading mode of photography in the late 1800s. Students will learn all of the basics of tintype photography – how to hand coat their own plates, create and expose wet collodion images. How to build one’s own darkroom and modify one’s own camera for the process will also be discussed. Participants will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing, and varnishing, as well as chemical safety.
All materials including cameras, chemicals, and metal plates will be supplied.
Who should attend?
All are welcome, from beginners who have never used a film camera before, to seasoned experts.
Props, outfits or objects to photograph are welcome. Participants are advised to wear clothes that they don’t mind staining. It would also be helpful for students to bring red headlamps if they can.
About the instructor
Lisa Elmaleh is an analog photographer living in Paw Paw, West Virginia, whose work is an exploration of rural America. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant, PDN’s 30, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, the Tierney Fellowship, and The Everglades National Park Artist Residency. Her monograph, Everglades, was published by Zatara Press in 2016. Elmaleh’s photographs are exhibited internationally and held in the collections of the Norton Museum, the Ogden Museum, and private collections worldwide.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Bostick & Sullivan, the primary provider for historic photographic kits and supplies. Bostick & Sullivan has been supplying alternative process chemistry, tech support and advice to photographers for 40 years!