Wet Plate Collodion Photography
5 Day workshop w/ Jonathan Sadler
July 09 – 13, 2018 (5 Day + 6 Night)
Students arrive July 08, 8pm, leave July 14
Jonathan Sadler returns to The Atlanta School for a third year. In his workshop, students will study wet plate collodion photography (tintypes). Using this nineteenth-century photographic process, photographers like William Henry Jackson would hike, packing a substantial amount of photographic gear on a donkey, to the tops of mountains and would then expertly pour the collodion onto the plate, sensitize the plate with silver, expose and process the plate all before it dries. Taking inspiration from Henry and his cronies working in remote wilderness and primitive western towns we will experience wet plate processes in the similar surroundings of Atlanta, Idaho.
This process requires longer exposures so we will concentrate on architecture and inanimate objects but will explore portraiture as well.