WHAT? Ambrotype group workshop in Wet Plate Collodion process

WHERE? Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia, EU

Airports of Ljubljana, Zagreb and Trieste are one hour drive from the center of the world. Airports Venice and Klagenfurt are less then three hours drive. Transport from airports is available.

WHEN? 26th, 27th and 28th of February 2016

WHO? It’s intended for photographers who would like to start with collodion photography or improve their level of knowledge.

HOW MUCH? Three day workshop costs 400 EUR and that includes all material cost. It does not include food and accommodation. You receive also signed Collodion Manual of France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman.

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, B&B Pri Mostu costs 35 EUR per night, whereas four star Hotel Balnea is from 60 EUR per night.


APPLICATION? The workshop is limited to six participants, so please hurry if you are interested by sending an email to borut@borutpeterlin.com

– Introduction to the processes
– Reviewing historic and contemporary examples of ambrotypes and tintypes
– Preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates
– The making of the first wet plate collodion plates
– Making a portrait with ambient light
– Making a portrait with studio flashes

– traveling to Celje
– Photographing in skylight Studio Pelikan from 1898

Day Three
– Improving
– Learning how to calibrate chemistry for hot (or cold) temperatures
– Varnishing ambrotypes and tintypes
– Silver Nitrate bath maintenance (kaolin, boiling with baking soda, filtering, adjusting pH,…)

Colllodion Manual from authors France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman

Colllodion Manual from authors France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman

Back cover of Collodion manual

Back cover of Collodion manual