This is the discount offer for the series of three sequential workshops. First there days we will be working on collodion negatives, preparing a set of negatives for the next two days, when we will do a photography expedition in deep forest, even to the edge of the oldest virgin forest in Europe. The transport for cameras, tripod and preprepared plates will be organised, hopefully with mules. The accommodation in forest will be sorted. The third part of the workshop will be happening in the best darkroom that I know, at VIST college in Ljubljana, where we could do huge silver-gelatin prints with 8×10″ enlarger and / or salt print contact copies. The enlargements could be either from film negatives or from glass plate negatives.
The program for seven days advanced photography workshop includes:
- wet plate collodion negative process
- dry collodion negatives
- salt printing process
- silver-gelatin printing (with advanced toning techniques)
- two day expedition in forest
- all the materials needed
- food & drinks & accommodation in the forest expedition
In Slovenian towns of Dolenjske Toplice, Kočevski rog and in the capital, Ljubljana
27th of April until 3rd of May 2016
Photographers who wants to do hands on photography and experience the pioneer spirit of 19th Century photographers, merging learning experience with adventure and bringing home examples of photographs that he or she has created at the places untouched by man.
Seven day workshop costs 950 EUR and that includes 150 EUR of discount. The price does not include accommodation and food during the workshop, except during the forest expedition. The night during forest expedition we will take care of the accommodation, food, drinks and the transportation.
The workshop is limited to five participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 150 EUR. The rest you pay at the start of the workshop. The reservation fee is not refundable.
WHAT TO BRING?
All the materials and cameras will be available. Bring note book and also a compact camera or a phone will be helpful to record the crucial steps of the process. For hiking we will need hiking shoes and clothes.
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- 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
- Learning how to make different densities of wet plate negatives
- How to redevelop a negative
- Varnishing glass negatives
- What light is appropriate for wet plate negative and how to work in inappropriate light
- Making a portrait with ambient light
- Making a portrait with studio flashes
- 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.
- Preparing dry collodion negatives.
- Exposing and developing dry collodion negatives.
- Preparing more dry collodion negatives (for the expedition)
- Making salt print and silver-gelatine contact copies
- Toning with gold-chloride toner
- Waxing salt prints
DAY FOUR AND FIVE
Photography expedition in deep forest. The transportation for heavy large-format cameras, dry collodion glass negatives and tripods will be organised, partly with mules, partly with Land Rover. For the accommodation and food will be taken care of in a wooden lodge Lukov dom (VIDEO from the place)
DAY SIX AND SEVEN
In this workshop we print the negatives we have done either in the past days at the workshop or negatives that we will bring from home. We will make silver-gelatine enlargements from glass or film negatives up to 8×10″ format and salt print contact copies from the collodion or film negatives.