wetplatecollodionberlin

Photographic Studio specializing in Wet-Plate Collodion, Salted Paper, & Albumen

<p style="">Gold-toned Albumen Print - “Teupitz”<br/></p>

Gold-toned Albumen Print - “Teupitz”

Posted 65 weeks ago

Orotones are hard to photograph, so here is a short video to show how beautiful they are ….

Posted 68 weeks ago
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The Central Valley Project’s 2018 Workshop Schedule!  Not only are we 
introducing 2 new Workshops - Albumen Printing and Dry-Plate Collodion, 
but in honor of PhotoWerkBerlin’s 5th Anniversary, we are offering a 5% 
discount on all Workshops booked during the month of November 2017!

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The Central Valley Project’s 2018 Workshop Schedule!  Not only are we introducing 2 new Workshops - Albumen Printing and Dry-Plate Collodion, but in honor of PhotoWerkBerlin’s 5th Anniversary, we are offering a 5% discount on all Workshops booked during the month of November 2017!

Posted 68 weeks ago

"It (wet-plate collodion) is as primitive or as sophisticated as the skills of the maker."

Here’s one of the best articles on wet-plate collodion (except for the development stage - development, except for negatives, should be from 15 to 20 seconds) - what strikes me most is the quote:  "It (wet-plate collodion) is as primitive or as sophisticated as the skills of the maker.“ 

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/the-lure-of-collodion

Posted 75 weeks ago

Dry Plate Collodion

aah, the possibilities - no more lugging around a darkbox, chemicals, water …. !

Posted 83 weeks ago

Salted Paper Print

Salted Paper Print

Posted 83 weeks ago

Workshops

Looking to learn some Alternative Photography?  We still have openings in upcoming Workshops - in July (7, 8, & 9) is our “Advanced Wet-Plate & Salted Paper Printing” Workshop (learn to make collodion negatives and salted prints from them); in August (26 & 27) is the next Wet-Plate Collodion Workshop (Ambrotypes); and in September (11th through the 16th) we have our “Week of Wet-Plate” that combines both the introductory workshop and the Advanced Wet-Plate Workshop.  Contact us to enroll, or for more information.

photos below courtesy of Jonas Tegtmeyer (from our last Advanced Wet-Plate Workshop)

Posted 84 weeks ago

The beauty of an Orotone (collodion positive backed by gold foil).

Posted 84 weeks ago
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Posted 84 weeks ago

Advanced Wet-Plate Workshop

What’s better than making your own 4x5 (actually 4 ¼ x 5 ½) negatives?  How about printing them on your own hand-made Salted Paper? Come on out and join us May 19th through the 21st for our “Advanced Wet-Plate Collodion Workshop!”  Learn the methods for making negatives including different developers, redevelopment, and intensification, as well as how to print on Salted Paper.  There is still one place available - contact us for more information or to register (info@centralvalleyproject.com).

Posted 94 weeks ago