FESTIVAL  

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Lynn Bierbaum
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Angela Jones1
Lynn Bierbaum3
Angela Jones
Lynn Bierbaum1
Angela Jones2

T45. Colored Glass Ambrotypes
8 HORAS

Course Outline:

1. PowerPoint with a brief overview of Wet Plate Collodion with prominent wet plate artists from the past and current ones making headway today. As well as cover the materials used in the process with a handout on chemical formulas and where you can buy them from in EU and USA.

2. PowerPoint on how to create a digital positive using Photoshop CC. As well as what makes for a good or bad image to use with the process.

3. Demonstrate the process of making a wet plate print with a digital positive from start to finish: i. Cleaning of Glass/ Subbing; ii. Collodion; iii. Silver Bath; iv. Exposure time.

1. With an enlarger: v. Developer; vi. Fix; vii. Wash

4. Answer any questions that may have come up throughout the demonstration. Hand out materials. Sheet Glass

5. Work time, I will be there to help assist with the process and answer any questions that may come up.

6. Show examples of ambrotypes on different colored sheet glass.

7. Hand out colored sheet glass, and clean plates.

8. Break time.

9. Work time on colored sheet glass.

10. Dry all plates

11. Demonstrate Printing on blown glass vessel.

12. Varnish Plates/ Blown Glass

13. Talk about final thoughts on colored glass results, the process and workshop.

14. Plates to be picked up from a TDB location the following day after fully dried.

Students must send their images 15 days prior to the festival to: lynn.bierbaum@yahoo.com

T22. Wet Plate Collodion:
An Introduction to Photochemical Objects

8 HORAS

This workshop will give background information on the history and origins of the wet plate collodion process of photography. This workshop will focus on the technical aspects of creating Wet Plate Collodion images. It will break down all the basic elements of the process as well as the experimental techniques I apply in my work. I will share learnings from my own 10-year journey honing this craft.

It is a hands-on workshop that will equip attendees with information on each state of the wet plate collodion process and give them an opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice. Pre-mixed chemistry will be provided in part two of the workshop for students to practice creating a wet plate photograph. Participants will not only learn and execute the process, but also produce a unique photochemical object to take home.

Part 1 Schedule:

- The workshop will commence with a brief talk introducing participants to the wet plate collodion process. The talk will cover the origins of the process and explain all of the chemical components involved.

- Participants will then be guided through each stage of the process including mixing chemistry, coating plates, sensitizing an emulsion, exposing a plate, developing, scanning and vanishing. I will also discuss more experimental techniques I have developed by manipulating chemistry.

- Each participant will be supplied with a physical or digital information packet that includes an instruction manual with information on chemicals and recipes for each stage of the process. It will also include other resources, material lists and health and safety info for handling chemistry.

- I will then provide a visual run-through of the making of a tintype.

- To close the first part of the day, participants will be invited to practice pouring plates with vegetable oil that mimics the emulsion they will work with. This will give them a sense of the process ahead of the more practical second instalment of the workshop.

Part 2 Schedule:

- This session will dive into the process of creating a wet plate photograph. Students will work in pairs to photograph each other. We will take as many portraits as the time allows, hopefully each participant will create their own.

- Using pre-mixed chemistry, they will then be guided through the process of coating plates, sensitizing an emulsion, exposing plates and developing an image.

- Tin types will be scanned so that participants can be supplied with a digital copy of the work.

- Then we will varnish the plates and put them in their 4x5 cardboard boxes for them to take home and cherish as artifacts.

Participants must bring:

- Masks, protective eye wear, apron can be brought or supplied.

- An object if they wish to photograph an object.

T40. Wet Plate Collodion:
Make Your Own Photochemical Object

4 HORAS

This workshop will guide participants through the process of creating a wet plate photograph. It is a hands-on workshop that will equip attendees with information on each state of the wet plate collodion process and give them an opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice. Pre-mixed chemistry will be provided in part two of the workshop for students to practice creating a wet plate photograph. Participants will not only learn and execute the process, but also produce a unique photochemical object to take home.

Part 1 Schedule:

- The session will begin with a brief recap of the introductory workshop that will cover the origins of the Wet Plate Collodion process and explain all of the chemical components involved.

- Each participant will be supplied with a physical or digital information packet that includes an instruction manual with information on chemicals and recipes for each stage of the process. It will also include other resources, material lists and health and safety info for handling chemistry.

- I will then provide a visual run-through of the making of a tintype.

- Participants will be invited to practice pouring plates with vegetable oil that mimics the emulsion they will work with. This will give them a sense of the process ahead of the more practical installment of the workshop.

Part 2 Schedule:

- This session will dive into the process of creating a wet plate photograph. Students will work in pairs to photograph each other. We will take as many portraits as the time allows, hopefully each participant will create their own.

- Using pre-mixed chemistry, they will then be guided through the process of coating plates, sensitizing an emulsion, exposing plates and developing an image.

- Tintypes will be scanned so that participants can be supplied with a digital copy of the work.

- Then we will varnish the plates and put them in their 4x5 cardboard boxes for them to take home and cherish as artifacts.

Participants must bring:

- Masks, protective eye wear, apron can be brought or supplied.

- An object if they wish to photograph an object.