Sat 28 Oct 2017

Specialist Wet-plate Workshop

11.00 – 12.30

Talk & Workshop
11.00 - 18.00 (with lunch 13.00 - 14.00, bring a packed lunch)

Level: Focus
Ages: 14-24​

Come along for a rare experience making Tintypes with James millar who is one of very few photographers who still work with tintypes. Making Tintypes is complicated, time-consuming and involved, but incredibly rewarding both for the photographer and the subject. Every single part of the process requires care and skill; from making the plate, to getting the exposure right, to lighting the shot, developing the image, fixing and varnishing. Invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1852, the process involves coating a metal plate with collodion and then sensitising it using silver nitrate and making one-off positive plates. If you are up for challanging your photography skills and pushing yourself to the next step then this is definitely a course you would not want to miss out.

This event is part of DEVELOP: Preparing for a Career in the Photography Industry a programme for young people interested in learning more about a career in the photography industry.    

Talk 11.00 - 12.30


Talk & Worskshop 11.00 – 18.00


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