Workshop: Tintype Excursion on the Erie Canal

From June 2, 2014 through June 6, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

Based on the enthusiastic response from last year, we are once again offering a truly unique experience to relive the wet plate canal excursions of the 1870s. Guided by Mark Osterman, the group will travel on a 42-foot canal boat along the Erie Canal through step locks and picturesque scenery. Along the way we will tie up along the canal bank, set up a portable darkroom, and participants will shoot their own whole plate (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch) wet collodion tintypes. Tuition includes two nights’ lodging at the Vintage Gardens bed & breakfast during the three-day excursion.

Day 1: Basic instruction in tintype making at George Eastman House.
Day 2: Shooting along the Erie Canal. Group stays in a bed & breakfast.
Day 3: Shooting along the Erie Canal. Group stays in a bed & breakfast.
Day 4: Shooting along the Erie Canal. Return to Rochester in the evening.
Day 5: Varnishing plates and viewing historic images at George Eastman House.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Scully & Osterman basic tintype and ambrotype collodion manual, which includes formulas and sources of supply.

Audience: Limited to five, this five-day workshop is suitable for fine art photographers, educators, history buffs, and anyone with a sense of adventure. No experience necessary.

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

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Mon, 06/02/2014 (All day) - Fri, 06/06/2014 (All day)