Into the Ether: Wet Plate in The Hamptons with Joni Sternbach & Eric Taubman - September 6, 7 & 8, 2019


Into the Ether: Wet Plate in The Hamptons with Joni Sternbach & Eric Taubman - September 6, 7 & 8, 2019

from 1,630.00

Into the Ether 

Any changes to the program will be announced online.
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016
(917) 288-0343 | |



Explore some of the most coveted spots on the east end of Long Island, known for it’s scenic beach views and famous light. 

This three-day workshop explores photography’s 19th-century beginnings and contextualizes the process to discuss the relevance in today’s changing photographic climate. In addition to a deep dive discussion of lenses and their uses, participants learn the basics of how to pour collodion to make glass-plate negatives and positives: ambrotypes and tintypes.

Working with 4x5 cameras students have two days to practice making unique and instantaneous photographs before embarking on a day of shooting in the field. Limited to 6 guests, this provides an intimate setting to fully engage in your surroundings and work closely alongside Joni & Eric to better adapt concepts that come from personal practice and expertise.

Additional Information


Wet plate experience is not required. Great for those looking to learn or gain more experience with ‘in the field’ techniques.


Tuition includes dinner with Joni & Eric on Friday night. 
(Additional meals are not included, attendees are welcome to pack food & snacks)


Participants are responsible for their own sleep accommodations. 

JONI STERNBACH is a native New Yorker. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography. Sternbach uses both large format film and early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and environmental portraits. Her work centers on our relationship with water, contrasting some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to iconic surf beaches around the world.

Her work is included in many public collections, with the most recent acquisition from MOCA, Jacksonville, National Portrait Gallery in London and The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. She is the recipient of several grants and prizes including the Clarence John Laughlin award, NYFA and 2nd prize winner in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize competition 2016.

ERIC TAUBMAN is an artist, educator, founder of an international group of photographic imaging companies, and co-founder of the Penumbra Foundation.  His overlapping interests and projects have centered around the hands on, hand made aspects of the creative process. Eric works mostly with film, large format cameras, and optical and chemical printing techniques.


Feature Image © Joni Sternbach