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Workshop: London Gelatin Dry Plate with Jonathan Stead

I will be doing a two day silver gelatin dry plate workshop from Double Negative Darkroom on the 27/28 April. This two day workshop will cover all aspects of the contemporary Silver Gelatin Dry Plate technique - both glass plate negatives and Ambrotypes.

I have spent the last few years almost solely on the Silver Gelatin Dry plate technique and is by far and away my most popular workshop, so this is a great opportunity to discover a fantastic area of photographic history. The course will be run over two days and will cover all aspects of the Dry Plate technique - including glass plate negatives as well as Ambrotypes.

The glass plate technique is a very fascinating and rewarding form of photography and puts users directly in-touch with photographic history and a very artisan, craft-based form of photography where you, the photographer, control every stage of the process - from creation of the plate, through to the processing and conception of the finished, physical article.

The course will be run from Double Negative Darkroom - one of London's best equipped darkrooms.

Double negative Darkroom
178A Glyn road
London
E5 0JE

The cost of this two-day workshop is £330.00 (£110.00 deposit). To book email jon@jonathanstead.com or doublenegativedarkroom@gmail.com.

Students are welcome to bring large format cameras if they have one and wish to work with their own equipment - and they are also welcome to bring 35mm cameras or medium format cameras as most can be converted to take plates - making plates of various formats possible... I will bring some examples and we can discuss options of how you can convert your camera - for future use as a dry plate camera. (please note it will not be possible to convert cameras on site).

All materials will be supplied, as will cameras - but as above, if there is anything you would prefer to work with your own gear (light meter for example) please do bring it along.

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