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Ambrotypes and Tintypes

Monday, March 16—Friday, March 20, 2020, All Day, George Eastman Museum

Tuition: $1,350 ($1,325 members), plus $200 materials fee

Workshop for 6 participants

Ambrotypes and tintypes are the hottest alternative processes used in fine art photography today. In this intensive 5-day workshop, internationally recognized modern master of the collodion process Mark Osterman will guide you through the basics of making these unique positive wet-collodion images.

You will learn how to cut and clean glass plates, coat glass and metal plates with collodion, and sensitize, expose, and process images. Osterman will share his pioneering tinting and burnishing techniques with you.

The workshop is particularly fulfilling as it offers the opportunity to view rare, original ambrotypes, tintypes, and original collodion-era cameras from the Eastman Museum collection. Each participant will receive a work apron as well as a copy of the Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, which includes formulas and sources of supply.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 5-day workshop is suitable for fine arts photographers, students, teachers, curators, and anyone interested in discovering the beauty and potential of this amazing process. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a refund minus a $300 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop’s start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire tuition will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements.

Please Note: The museum may take images, still or video, during the workshop and use them for educational and promotional purposes.