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Wet Plate Collodion – Tintype workshop

Date: November 6, 2021

About this Event

Participants were invited to explore the wet collodion – tintype photography process from start to finish and create their own prints with this 19th century process.

This workshop covered theory and practice of the process, including the materials used, as well as the exposure, developing and finishing of the wet collodion plates. By the end of the workshop, each participant took home up to 8 finished plates!

Hosted by New Leaf Editions in partnership with the Craft Council of BC, this workshop was organized by Sarah Madgin and instructed by Phillip Chin.

What is wet collodion – Tintype?

The wet collodion plate photography process involves pouring a collodion emulsion over a plate and exposing the sensitized plate before the coating dries. Originally invented in the 1850s, the wet plate collodion process allowed the first glass negatives and the consequent reproduction of one same image on various albumen prints. With shorter exposure times and lower production costs, this process helped the making of photography accessible for everyone.

Wet Plate Collodion-Tintype Workshop

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