Intro to Wet Plate with Sam Dole - May 20-21, 2017


Intro to Wet Plate with Sam Dole - May 20-21, 2017

from 435.75

May 20-21, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM



"To learn a new technique, especially one as intimidating as wet plate, in one weekend for an affordable price - and to walk away feeling confident enough to try it on my own is pretty incredible! I'm so thankful I took this course - it revived my love of analog, hands-on photo processes and empowered me to carry on!" - Becky Harlan, February 2017

In this workshop, Lisa will teach students how to create glass negatives, tintypes and ambrotypes in camera. Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing and varnishing as well as chemical mixing and safety.

Workshop participants will be using 4x5” wood reproduction wet plate cameras all equipped with antique brass lenses. The cameras, chemicals and materials will be supplied. 


LISA ELMALEH's work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the trunk of her car, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet collodion process. Elmaleh received the Silas Rhodes scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts, and obtained a BFA with honors. She is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, the Everglades Artist Residency, the Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency, and the Goldwell Artist Residency. She has bee