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Lacock Intensive Collodion Workshop – One space available

Due to a health related withdrawal I have again one space available for this fantastic 5-day Lacock Intensive Collodion Workshop (6-10 July 2016, Manger Barn, Lacock).It goes down to the basics of collodion photography. You'll learn how to make strong collodion negatives and how to print them on albumen paper. This includes…See More
Jun 25, 2016
Linda Green commented on Michael Schaaf's event 'Lacock Advanced Collodion Workshop 2016'
"There isn't any pricing information on the website, and no email address.  Is there any possibility of these being supplied?"
Feb 17, 2016
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Lacock Advanced Collodion Workshop 2016 at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum

July 6, 2016 to July 10, 2016
5-day intensive Workshop on Collodion Negatives and Albumen printing. Colldion photography became very popular over the last years and quite some people are making ambrotypes now. But with an ambropype you do not use the whole potential of  the collodion plates.  Even on a well-made ambrotype you'll lose details in the highlights, looking at the plate in reflecting light, whereas there's a lot more to see if you look through your plate.So, if you want all the dynamic range, a collodion negative…See More
Feb 16, 2016
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Severn Crossing

Albumen print from wet collodion negative, whole plate, 2014.
Jan 13, 2015
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Collodion workshop in Southend-on-Sea: Wet collodion negatives and salt printing - back to the basics. at t.a.p. darkroom, Suthend-on-Sea, SS0 7AP

August 9, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Negatives and prints, is how collodion photgraphy started in the 1850's. The collodion negative can yield an incredible range of tones and dynamic which is perfectly matched by 19th century print out papers like salted paper and albumen paper. The tonal range of a well-made salt print is barely surpassed by any other photographic paper. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make your own wet collodion negatives; coating the plates, sensitizing, exposing the plates, developing, fixing…See More
Jul 16, 2014
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"Keeping the collodion processes alive!"
May 19, 2014
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The Couple

Ambrtype, 13x18cm, 2010
Apr 16, 2014
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Wet Collodion Practical Workshop at The Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House

June 6, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make your own ambrotypes (direct positives on glass) which you can take home with you. The artist/photographer Michael Schaaf guides you through the process; from the cleaning of the plates, the coating with collodion, sensitising, capturing a picture, developing and then finally the varnishing of the plate with historic varnishes made of gum sandarac and lavender oil.Prior booking requiredSee More
Apr 14, 2014
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Apr 13, 2014
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"Artist/photographer working entirely with the collodion process, specializing in collodion negatives, and pre 1880 printing processes ."
Apr 13, 2014
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Salt print from wet collodion negative, 5x4in
Sep 18, 2013
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Lacock Intensive Collodion Workshop – One space available

Due to a health related withdrawal I have again one space available for this fantastic 5-day Lacock Intensive Collodion Workshop (6-10 July 2016, Manger Barn, Lacock).

It goes down to the basics of collodion photography. You'll learn how to make strong collodion negatives and how to print them on albumen…

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