Wet Plate Collodion Negative with Albumen & Salt print process / Berlin

Wet Plate Collodion Negative & Salt print process

Four day advanced workshop of wet plate collodion negative process that will be printed as salt prints and albumen prints

In Christian’s Klant studio in Berlin

30th of June – 3rd of July 2016. We start the day at 9:33 and end the day at about 19:03

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.


HOW MUCH? Four day workshop costs 650 EUR and that includes all material cost. It does not include food and accommodation.

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.

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  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative
  • how to achieve different densities of a negative
  • what densities are appropriate for what kind of printing processes
  • wet plate with ambient light and with flash light
  • photographing outdoor
  • salt printing, toning with gold, waxing
  • albumen printing and toning with gold
  • troubleshooting


  • introduction to the processes
  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative
  • reviewing examples of negatives and prints we are expected to be making during the workshop
  • preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates
  • the making of the first wet plate negatives


  • participants will learn how to make different densities of wet plate negatives
  • how to redevelop a negative
  • what light is appropriate for wet plate negative and how to work in inappropriate light
  • practicing a wet plate negative on still life
  • making a portrait with ambient light
  • making a portrait with studio flashes
  • varnishing glass negatives


  • Photographing outdoor, making more negatives. The goal is that each participant will make several negatives with different densities for different printing processes.
  • Redeveloping. The second development after fixing, for boosting density of collodion negative.
  • varnishing glass plates
  • preparing albumen for printing process
  • preparing gelatin for salt print process
  • seizing paper for salt print process
  • demonstration of salt and albumen printing process


  • floating paper on albumen
  • salt printing
  • albumen printing
  • toning with goldchloride
  • waxing salt prints

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