DRY-PLATE COLLODION WORKSHOP IN YUCATÁN, MEXICO
February 15 – 19, 2016
with Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman
In this five-day workshop, sessions will include preparing 8x10″ dry collodion glass plate negatives in the comfort of an air-conditioned darkroom in Mérida and shooting at Mayan ruins in the region. This rare mid-nineteenth-century negative process allows the preparation of plates months in advance of shooting and does not require a portable darkroom as is needed with the wet collodion process.
All participants will shoot their own 8x10″ negative plates on the grounds of the ancient Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltún and Uxmal, following the steps of nineteenth-century collodion photographer Désiré Charnay. This workshop also includes making salted paper print proofs from selected negatives created during the workshop.
Audience: Limited to six, this workshop is for the modern adventurer who wants to experience working with a large camera in unusual locations. No experience necessary.
Tuition: $2,000, plus $200 materials fee
Note: Price of this workshop is for tuition and materials only. It does not include travel, lodging, or meals. Lodging will be in Mérida, Yucatán.
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