NEW: Dry Collodion Negatives in New England

From July 22, 2013 through July 26, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PhotoSynthesis, Manchester, Conn.


Join us for a week-long collodion negative shoot in the New England mill town of Manchester, CT. Known for its picturesque scenery, Manchester is also the location of PhotoSynthesis, a well equipped alternative photography facility and host for this unique workshop.

You’ll learn the basics of the rare dry collodion process at PhotoSynthesis on the first day and then spend the next three days shooting in the field using 8x10 cameras. Locations include woodland views, waterways, mill town architecture, and ruins of a 19th-century mill. The exposed plates will be processed at the end of each day at the PhotoSynthesis darkroom.  The last day will include evaluation, retouching techniques, and proofing the negatives using the salted paper printing process.

All participants will receive Wet Collodion Negative and Dry Collodion Negative manuals written by Mark Osterman. These are only available through the George Eastman House workshops and include full instructions and formulas.

Audience: This workshop is limited to six. Experience with large format photography is an advantage, though due to the small number of participants, beginners can be accommodated. Cameras will be supplied, but participants may bring their own 8x10 cameras and tripods if they wish.

Tuition: $1,600, plus $200 materials fee

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop. Participants must make their own arrangements. Click here for information about accommodations in Manchester.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop two weeks before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks before a workshop start date. If the workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees. The Eastman House may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes. 



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