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Workshops at the Harry Ransom Center

Wet-Plate Collodion Ambrotypes and Tintypes

Photograph being processed
Portrait of a man

© 2010 Scully & Osterman

When: OCTOBER 1, 2011 and OCTOBER 2, 2011
Cost: $335 (includes $35 lab fee)

Enrollment is limited.

This class begins with a complete demonstration by the instructor, from cutting glass to varnishing the plate. Each participant will be guided through the steps to create a self-portrait and still life. Theory and troubleshooting will be discussed.

Included in the class fee are chemicals and the manual, "The Wet-Plate Process, A Working Guide," by Mark Osterman. The manual includes formulas and step-by-step instructions on mixing chemicals and how to do the process. Also included are sources for materials and chemicals.

France Scully Osterman is a fine art photographer and scholar specializing in early photographic processes, most notably, wet-plate collodion. France is an artist, writer, and educator at Scully & Osterman Studio and guest scholar at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY.

Since 1995, Osterman has given lectures, demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Her work has been highlighted in a number of solo exhibits, and her writings have been included in many publications, including Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Guard, The New Wave in Old Process Photography by Lyle Rexer, Coming into Focus by John Barnier, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James, and Photographic Possibilities, Third Edition, by Robert Hirsch.

Registration is limited and will close one week prior to the event, or when available slots are filled.

Registration is now closed.



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