Tintype Photography with Wet-plate Collodion | weekend workshop | 21/22 October 2017 | spots available

2017-10-21 10:00
2017-10-21 16:00

Tintype Photography with Wet-plate Collodion | weekend workshop
Learn to make one-off tintypes in the PhotoAccess darkroom with experienced teacher, printmaker and photographer Bill Moseley. In this one and a half day workshop, you will learn to make tintypes, a technique perfected by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. Using a wet plate collodion process, participants will learn to prepare thin sheets of metal for exposure to make unique tintype images.

This workshop will explore the history of tintypes and the growth of the avant garde in the medium, before looking at the chemistry of tintypes and safe practices with wet-plate collodion. You will learn to make your own tintypes using a large-format camera. On the second day, you will learn to make ‘digitypes’ in the darkroom, and learn how to varnish the finished results.

Bill Moseley - Bill is a photographer and master printer and co-founder of Hill End Press. He is also a regular educator of 19th century photographic processes.

What to bring?
All materials provided. Own large-format cameras encouraged, but two are available to be borrowed from the tutor.

10am-4pm Saturday 21 October and 10am-1pm Sunday 22 October 2017

$400 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$435 (including 12 months membership of PhotoAccess)

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Maximum number of participants: 6
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Who is this class for? This is an intermediate photography workshop and completion of any of the following courses/workshops (or equivalent experience) is recommended as a minimum; Darkroom Essentials weekend workshop, Dark Arts six-week beginners darkroom course, Camera Basics one-day workshop, or Camera Skills five-week course.

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(Image: Bill Moseley)

(Image: Bill Moseley, Wanderer, 2013, 8" x 10" tintype)

(Image: Bill Moseley, Owl, 2013, 8" x 10" tintype)