Strobe for Wet Plate with Sam Dole - October 20-21, 2018


Strobe for Wet Plate with Sam Dole - October 20-21, 2018

from 435.75



October 20-21, 2018

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Given its extremely low sensitivity to light, the wet plate collodion process has historically called for long exposures in order to yield a proper image. With the advent of modern strobe-based lighting, practitioners of this 19th century process now have a host of creative options opened to them with exposures that are instantaneous, thus negating the time exposures ranging in the upper seconds otherwise necessary to the process.

This workshop will give current wet plate practitioners using continuous and natural lighting techniques the skills and information necessary to utilize strobe lighting for wet plate collodion in a host of applications from portraiture to still life. Participants will learn about options on the new and used market for strobes and light modifiers suitable to the process that are powerful yet economical, basic portrait and still life lighting techniques and studio time to shoot plates. Cameras, chemicals and lighting will be provided.

Participants should have a current working knowledge/practice of the wet collodion process.



earned his BFA in photography from School of Visual Arts where he received the Rhodes Award for Outstanding Achievement. Sam has been an intern and workshop assistant at CAP, studied 19th C photography with noted photo historian Matthew Isenburg and has attended workshops conducted by John Coffer at Camp Tintype in Dundee, NY where he was honed his technique with wet plate legends Will Dunniway and Claude Levet. Sam’s work has appeared in Shutterbug Magazine and the SVA Visual Arts Journal and exhibited in the 2012 SVA Mentors Show as well as first prize winner at the 2012 Soho Photo Gallery Alternative Process Show.

Image © Sam Dole