From September 24, 2014 through September 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

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There are many good ambrotype workshops offered around the world today, but none compares to what we offer here at George Eastman House. We taught the very first ambrotype workshops that started a world-wide artistic movement in collodion, and we’re still offering this workshop with the original teacher.

Learn to make your own wet collodion direct positives on glass during this three-day, hands-on workshop with Mark Osterman, internationally respected as a modern master of the medium. You will learn how to cut and clean glass plates, coat the plates with collodion, sensitize, expose, and process the final image. We will also teach tinting and special burnishing techniques pioneered by Osterman.

The opportunity to view rare, original ambrotypes and wet collodion era cameras from the George Eastman House collection makes this workshop a particularly fulfilling experience. Each participant will receive a copy of the new Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, which includes formulas and supply sources, as well as additional wet plate era readings pulled from the research library.

Audience: Limited to eight participants, this three-day workshop is suitable for students, fine art photographers, educators, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $500/$475 members, plus $90 materials fee

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 30 days before a workshop start date. If the workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. George Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees. Eastman House may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Unless otherwise stated, the workshops are held at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Directions can be found here.  

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop. Participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at George Eastman House is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, This hotel is within walking distance of the museum. Room rates begin at $119 per night. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at George Eastman House to get this special rate.

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Location : 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 · More Information · RTS East Ave. routes 57 & 81; University Ave. route 48.

Hours: Tue - Sat : 10am - 5pm . Sun : 11am - 5pm. · More Information · Buy Tickets

Admission : Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free · Members Free

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