Workshop: Handmade Gelatin Dry Plate Making

From August 18, 2014 through August 21, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

This workshop will teach you how to make your own photo emulsion, similar to the commercial products used by fine art photographers. You’ll learn the basic concepts and then be guided step-by-step by Process Historian Mark Osterman and Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth to make a silver bromide emulsion suitable for plates to be used in the camera. The technique is simple, the tools are easy to find and inexpensive, and the freedom of making your own gelatin emulsion is beyond description.

Each participant will receive a manual with complete instructions, formulas, and related readings from the research library. Also included is the opportunity to see amazing original silver gelatin prints by Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Emmet Gowin, and many others in the museum’s collection.

Audience: Limited to eight, this four-day workshop is suitable for fine art photographers, educators, history buffs, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $600/$575 members, plus $90 materials fee. Add an extra day of printing for $150.

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Mon, 08/18/2014 (All day) - Thu, 08/21/2014 (All day)