What’s new Workshops in May Ambrotype workshop in Gdynia, Poland, May 5-6 2018

Ambrotype workshop in Gdynia, Poland, May 5-6 2018

Since we ran out of places for the previous edition, we are offering one more chance to take part in our ambrotype workshop. Available to only six lucky participants.

The magic of wetplate photography or, to be more specific, of ambrotypes, hasn’t passed for over 150 years which have passed since the invention of the technique. The image made of silver on glass, magical, glittering with subtle hues fascinates in the 21st century just as much as it did in the 19th. And just as it was in the times when it was invented, for most of us the technique still is a mystery, something almost mistical. It seems that it is even more of a mystery now than in the past.

Our two-day workshop in making wetplate ambrotypes will not only allow participants to learn/revise the rules governing wetplate photography but will also offer practical opportunities to use these skills under the tutor’s guidance and with the help of professional models taking part in the workshop.

The programme of the workshop covers:
– a quick revision of using large format cameras,
– a presentation of the wetplate ambrotype process including chemical recipes,
– preparing glass for ambrotype photography,
– coating glass with collodion,
– sensitizing and processing wetplate,
– two photographic shoots with professional models,
– varnishing the ambrotype,
– analysis of photographs taken during the workshop.

All participants will be provided with:
– glass plates,
– chemicals necessary for wetplate including salted collodion, iron developer, fixer, sensitizer and varnish,
– a darkroom for preparing and processing wetplates,
– the garden surrounding the Tricity School of Photography which makes a wonderful setting for wetplate photography, as well as a photographic studio prepared for wetplate work,
– two professional models for the shoot assisted by a MUA/stylist,
– two large format cameras,
– a detailed handout.

Instructor: Radosław Brzozowski, the author of the first Polish ambrotype textbook; Ambrotypia – Przewodnik praktyczny (Ambrotype – a practical handbook)

Duration: Saturday to Sunday, 16 hrs

Language: English and Polish

Maximum number of participants: 6

Price: 240 euros. For those participants who book before December 20th, 2017, we offer a reduced price of 210 eu.

Date: May 5-6, 2018

Location: The Tricity School of Photography, Wierzbowa 34, Gdynia, Poland. All the work is done using the school studio and darkroom as well as the immediate surroundings.

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