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ONLINE—Let’s Make Gelatin Emulsions Like George (Basics)

Friday, March 25, 2022, 12 p.m., Online

Want to learn how to recreate the photographic process that sparked George Eastman's success? In this online workshop, designed for those who are new to the process or want a refresher, you’ll learn how to make your own gelatin emulsion dry plates. It was his innovation with dry plates that led Eastman to found the company that would eventually become Eastman Kodak. The basics of making gelatin emulsion dry plates are covered in this fun and informative online workshop.

Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will teach participants how to make the silver bromide emulsion from raw materials, coat glass plates, and develop them in a darkroom. 

Limited to ten participants.


  • 3 hours of live virtual instruction and Q&A via Zoom
  • PDF manual with instructions and recipes
  • Access to recording of the workshop

Note: This workshop includes instructions and guidance on how to make gelatin emulsions at home. The workshop is a small group setting, but we are not able to provide individualized troubleshooting for attendees attempting to follow along at home.


  • Members: $350
  • Nonmembers: $375


  • High speed internet connection
  • Zoom (latest version)
  • The museum is not responsible for troubleshooting technical issues of attendees; please test your connection and access prior to attending at zoom.us/test.

Workshop Refund Policy

  • The museum offers refunds up to ten working days before the event.
  • Tickets are transferable to another attendee up to five working days before the event.
  • The museum is not responsible for outages, technical issues, and issues with connectivity experienced by the attendee. We strongly recommend testing all technology and software prior to the event.
  • In the case where the museum is unable to do the event due to technical issues, all tickets will be refunded or the event will be rescheduled.
  • Attendees who are unable to attend, but are still interested in learning the skills, can be a sent a recording of the workshop.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.