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Wet Plate Collodion Workshop in Camden...

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by JasonKillbourn, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. JasonKillbourn

    JasonKillbourn New Member

    Hello there, this is my first posting, but I figured this was one of the biggest and busiest forums, and wondered if anyone on here is interested in exploring wet plate photography? I have been running a little free workshop on a Sunday afternoon at an arts centre in Camden, and the people who run the venue, who are supporters of my project ("The Abolitionists") are now letting me have a corner of it for free every Friday evening.
    I should explain, that I build my own large format wet plate cameras out of 100% recycled materials, and can show people how to build a camera out of rubbish that takes some of the highest resolution images imaginable (when the raw chemicals involved are in a good mood that is!), simply because the ISO is approximately 2 to 5 and the glass plate negatives I shoot are up to 10" x 8". My favourite lens at the moment is from an old overhead projector and is surprisingly fast with rather good optics. Anyway, I'll post a couple of scans from recent shoots. Do let me know if any of you are interested?


  2. tranzformation

    tranzformation New Member

    Hi Jason,

    I am currently researching the wetplate process but unfortunately I live too far away in Leeds, otherwise I would come to your classes every week. Please could you let me know how you learnt the process of wetplate and building your own cameras? I am thinking about purchasing this book Primitive Photography: A Guide to Making Cameras, Lenses, and Calotypes by Alan Greene.

    P.S. I can't see the scans that you have posted

  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I missed that post first time out, and I'd like to see more too!


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