Intro to Wet Plate with Lisa Elmaleh - April 27-28, 2019


Intro to Wet Plate with Lisa Elmaleh - April 27-28, 2019

from 435.75

Wet Plate

Any changes to the program will be announced online.
All programs and events are held at Penumbra Foundation.
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016
(917) 288-0343 | |

Image © Lisa Elmaleh




"If anyone wants to learn wet plate I will tell them this is the only place to do it. It was the best weekend ever. " - Ellen Stagg, April 2018

”Lisa was excellent! Very knowledgeable, patient, explained everything & made the process fun!” - Tyler Bervy, December 2018

“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, Intro WP, March 2017

April 27-28
Saturday & Sunday
10 AM - 6 PM

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” wet plate cameras. 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 been included in various group shows such as the 2008 New York Photofest (Powerhouse) and Landscape: Voyage (KMR Arts).

Feature Image © Lisa Elmaleh