Are you  experienced in making Tintypes and Ambrotypes, and ready to take your experience and skills to the next level (although no prior experience with Wet-Plate Collodion is necessary)? Or have you ever wanted to create your own large-format negatives, and print them on your own hand-crafted photographic paper?

Then join us and experience the beautiful and unique processes of Wet-Plate Collodion Negatives and Salted Paper Printing.

Many of us are aware of the unrivaled detail, tone, and ambiance that Wet-Plate Collodion "Positives" (Tintypes and Ambrotypes) render. Prints made from Wet-Plate "Negatives" do so even more. In this Workshop the differences between the creation of Wet-Plate Collodion "Negatives" and "Positives" (Tintypes and Ambrotypes) will be discussed. The different collodion, developers (iron vs. pyro), and fixer formulas will be addressed. In addition, the process to make a Collodion "Negative," as opposed to a "Positive," will be highlighted, including exposure, development, and albumen subbing. Finally, the idea behind "Redevelopment" versus "Intensification" will be demonstrated and practiced.

Salted Paper, one of the earliest means to print photographic negatives, produces prints rivaling the richness of Platinum/Palladium. In addition, numerous colors ranging from browns to blacks can be achieved with various toners. Paper considerations, exposure possibilities (Sun vs. artificial light), toning, printing "difficult" negatives, and hand waxing will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced in detail.   

Workshop Fee: $795.00 (Does not include meals & lodging)

Save up to 25% off tuition with a combination of any 2 of the following discounts:

An early registration by the 30th of April 2018 qualifies for a 15% discount on your workshop tuition.

**Register and attend two classes consecutively and receive one night of your B&B stay free also receive a 10% discount off the second weeks tuition

Remember our bring a friend Discount 10% is available when you both sign up for the same workshop
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​About the Instructor

David Puntel was born in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied photography at the University of Delaware and the University of California, Berkeley extension in the late 1980's and subsequently practiced photography. In 1999 he was introduced to the historic process of wet plate collodion. Since that time he has worked almost exclusively in the "antiquated" process of wet-plate-collodion, creating ambrotypes (collodion positives on glass) and glass negatives (subsequently printed through the 19th century methods of albumen and salted paper).  Using these processes he creates hand made objects that blur the borders between paintings and photographs.
In 2003 while living in rural Maine he founded the Central Valley Project, dedicated to the preservation of 19th Century silver-based photography through its practice, exhibition and education. Collected and exhibited worldwide, he currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
​Wet-Plate Collodion Negative 
& Printing with Salted Paper
With David Puntel
July 15-20, 2018
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