Workshop: Dry Plates in the Woods

From May 19, 2014 through May 23, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

This workshop includes making a silver bromide gelatin emulsion -- but goes much further. The group will spend the first day making dozens of 4x5-inch gelatin dry plates. The next day we’ll pack our plates and travel to Letchworth State Park, New York, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East.”

Participants will be guided by Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth and Process Historian Mark Osterman as they hike along the river and through wooded sections of the park, making exposures during the day and returning to their cabins to process plates in the evenings.

Each participant will receive a complete manual by Mark Osterman and other readings on gelatin emulsion and dry plate making. You don’t need a camera, but are welcome to bring one along if you wish. Banjos, fiddles, and guitars are also welcome -- we’ll provide the s’mores.

Audience: Limited to five, this five-day workshop includes group lodging in rustic cabins and hiking through wooded and rocky terrain. Participants must be confident in their ability to hike 1 to 2 miles each day while carrying the necessary equipment. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $1,600/$1,500 members, plus $200 materials fee

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Mon, 05/19/2014 (All day) - Fri, 05/23/2014 (All day)