Ambrotypes with Andrew Dearman

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Date(s) - 24/05/2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Analogue Laboratory


Ambrotype on clear glass by Andrew Dearman
Ambrotype on clear glass by Andrew Dearman


The wet plate collodion process (tintypes and ambrotypes) remains one of the most popular workshops we offer at the Lab – and it’s not really any surprise why, there’s so much magic and alchemy rolled up in the process – once you’ve seen it happen it’s more than a little bit addictive.

We are very fortunate in that one of Adelaide’s most accomplished wet plate photographers will be offering a workshop on the clear glass ambrotype process, which he uses extensively in his own practice. Andrew is our resident genius – not only making incredible work with this technique, but also building his own large format cameras to use for the process.

This workshop will cover all the practical ins and outs of making ambrotypes on clear glass, and also a primer on constructing your own large format camera. That’s a really big day! To make sure you don’t need to shift your focus from all that great information we will keep you well supplies with tea, coffee, biscuits and other snacks, as well as a possibly too big lunch.

The workshop is strictly limited to 5 places. Not only will you be able to plunder the vast depths of Andrew’s enormous brain, but you’ll have a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that your workshop fees will be helping Andrew get to Holland, where he will be presenting a paper at the international conference “Things to Remember: Materializing Memories in Art and Popular Culture” in June.

$320.00 ($150.00 Deposit at time of booking)

5 Places Available
Fully Booked


This event is fully booked.