A WET PLATE COLLODION EXPEDITION, 31st. July – 6th of August 2023


WHAT? A Wet Plate Collodion Expedition will be a whole week event in the wilderness of Slovenia’s forests, under the art direction of Borut Peterlin and guests Nejc Urankar, Shane Balkowitsch, Barbara Cataneo .

Seven day event is devoted to photography and environmentalism. Its purpose is to invite photographers and other photography lovers to spend a week in the middle of deep forest, far from civilisation, where not even mobile phone networks can reach you. During this weekend we will have hiking tours, exhibition in a cave, demonstration of various photographic processes, talks projections, survival techniques, herb picking for tea and creams, storytelling, observing stars and beside a bone fire and acoustic music enjoy the peacefulness of the eternal forest. The whole week group will have the first day a workshop of wet plate collodion negative and positive process and later the week also printing processes of albumen and salt printing process. We will also demonstrate the newly invented non-toxic process by Calvin Grier, the polymer gum-printing. We will use digital negatives, so the printing process is just as useful for digital photography as for film and glass plate negatives. The demonstration will show all of the stages and we will print several prints with this process.


Six days / 31st of July – 6th of August – from Monday to Sunday
The price for seven day workshop is 1200 EUR and includes all the materials for the workshop, food, non-alcoholic drinks and lodging in the cabin. If you would prefer to stay in the B&B hotel, a ride will be organised. The expense of the hotel is at your own cost.

The Weekend Group 500 EUR
Three days, from 4th – 6th of August – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This group will be for those who can’t take the whole week off, but still want to enjoy photography of the 19th Century in the asylum of the ancient woodland. If you want to join as a wet plate collodion photographer, please bring all the equipment with you. If you would like just to make a plate or two, then you can do it also with our equipment. This is not a workshop group.

WHEN? 31st of July – 6th of August 2023

WHERE? In the middle of Kočevski rog, Slovenia, in one of the deepest forests of Europe (LINK to Google Maps: 45°39’19.8″N 15°02’27.2″E)

WHO? For photographers and lovers of photography and their families!

ACCOMMODATION? Camping places and rooms will be available. Nearest B&B is 30 minutes drive in the valley. We can provide the lift there and back.

FOOD & DRINKS? Food & non-alcoholic drinks are included in the price.



More information? Please email us to borutpeterlin@gmail.com


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