Wet Plate Collodion Negative & Salt print process

WHAT?
Three day advanced workshop of wet plate collodion negative process that will be printed as salt prints

WHERE?
Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia, EU

WHEN?
18th, 19th and 20th of March 2016. We start the day at 9:33 and end the day at about 19:03.

WHO?
Wet plate collodion photographers who have know how to make an ambrotype or a tintype and are ready to move on to the next level.

LANGUAGE?
English

HOW MUCH? Three day workshop costs 450 EUR and that includes all material cost. It does not include food and accommodation.

RESERVATION?
The workshop is limited for five participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 100 EUR. The rest you pay at the start of the workshop. The reservation fee is not refundable.

ACCOMODATION?
Dolenjske Toplice is small touristic town with spa and wellness centre, so there are three hotels and numerous apartments. Hostel Situla is about 20 min drive and it costs about 25 EUR per night,  four star Hotel Balnea is from 60 EUR per night, but I recommend B&B Pri Mostu that costs 35 EUR per night or 100 EUR per three nights in a single bed room. Double bed room for three nights is 150 EUR.

HOW TO GET HERE?
Airports of Ljubljana (SLO), Zagreb (CRO) and Trieste (IT) are about one hour drive from Dolenjske Toplice. Airports of Venice and Klagenfurt are less then three hours drive. A pickup from an airport could be arranged.

MORE INFORMATION
on my email borutpeterlin@gmail.com


DAY ONE
– Introduction to the processes

– Reviewing different collodion negatives with different densities for different printing processes

– Preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates

– The making of the first wet plate collodion negatives

– Making a portrait with ambient light

– Making a portrait with studio flashes

DAY TWO

– On location shooting, by the river in a forest

– Making negatives with different densities

– Redeveloping a wet plate collodion negative (second development, after fixing)

– Learning how to calibrate chemistry for hot (or cold) temperatures

– Varnishing wet plate collodion negatives

– Demonstration of salt print process

DAY THREE

– Seizing paper for salt print process either by brushing or by floating

– Sensitising paper

– Exposure and how does exposure effects density and contrast of a salt print

– Washing

– Toning with gold-chloride toner

– Fixing

– Waxing salt print with beeswax

– Silver Nitrate bath maintenance (kaolin, boiling with baking soda, filtering, adjusting pH,…)

Each participant will receive notes with all the receipts and the most important points to remember.