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19th Century Wet Plate Photography

19th Century Wet Plate Photography

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I’ve been a wet plate photographer for 10 years and have done programs for several museums as well as the National Park Service. I’m also a 16 year veteran high school teacher eager to share my love for the past. I’ve got extensive experience with the chemistry and process of wetplate photography and also have built cameras as well.
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What we’ll do

This workshop will teach beginners the in’s and out’s of 19th century wet plate photography. I’ll cover where to procure chemicals, mixing chemicals, and of course setting up and taking photographs. You’ll learn all the steps and get plenty of hands on experience taking, developing, and varnishing plates. You’ll also leave with a comprehensive packet of resources and tips.

What else you should know

Clothes that can get dirty are encouraged as we will be working with chemicals. Gloves are provided if you prefer them. Good weather is required. You’ll leave my workshop with at least two or three tintype plates to show off to your friends!

What I’ll provide

Photography
I’ll be providing the cameras, chemicals, and darkrooms- in short, everything we will need to take and develop tintypes and glass plates

Where you'll be

We will be working out of a canvas tent in my backyard and will use the space to practice portraits or still lifes. Working in the yard affords easy access to water and light.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Photography experience is not required.

More tips

Clothes that can get dirty are encouraged as we will be working with chemicals. Gloves are provided if you prefer them. Good weather is required. You’ll leave my workshop with at least two or three tintype plates to show off to your friends!

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19th Century Wet Plate Photography
New experience
From $300/person
New experience
From $300/person