Workshop: Daguerreotypes

From April 22, 2014 through April 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

Conducted by Mike Robinson, acknowledged as a modern master of the medium, this workshop covers the perfected techniques used by commercial daguerreotypists in the 1850s. Participants will learn both modern and traditional techniques of polishing and will produce two mercury-developed, gilded daguerreotypes. Also covered will be advanced concepts of contrast control, alternative fuming techniques, and housing options.

This workshop includes viewing rare examples of daguerreotypes and vintage housings from the archives of George Eastman House. Original daguerreotype apparatus and literature will also be on display specifically for this class. Each participant will receive a facsimile reprint of original step-by-step instructions and other readings on daguerreotypes.

Audience: Limited to six, this four-day workshop is for anyone interested in making the very finest modern daguerreotype imagery. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $1,700/$1,600 members, plus $175 materials fee

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Tue, 04/22/2014 (All day) - Fri, 04/25/2014 (All day)