Dry Glass Plate Photography

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Date(s) - 30/05/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Analogue Laboratory


Instructor: Alex Bishop-Thorpe

A rough and tumble introduction to the world of Dry Glass Plate photography – making big old negatives on plates of glass.

The workshop will cover the basics of making a silver-gelatin emulsion and you’ll get to brew up a batch of ISO 8 emulsion from scratch on the day, “Bromochloride Boris”. We’ll coat and shoot a mix of 4×5″ glass plates in view cameras and some whopping 10×12″ plates for our shiny new field camera friend – handmade a super long time ago in India – and sending you out into the world to peek at it 1890’s style.

All cameras and equipment are provided, as well as a detailed technical handout to get you started at home.

Price includes all equipment and materials, as well as tea, coffee, biscuits and a hearty lunch.

$280.00 ($100.00 Deposit at time of booking)
6 Places Available
3 Places Available

Dry Glass Plate negatives make outstanding Salt Prints and Albumen Prints. Book this workshop with one of the above printing workshops for a $30 discount, and rock the complete 19th Century photography experience.


Bookings are closed for this event.