Spirit Photography

Wednesday, October 25, 2017Friday, October 27, 2017, All day
, George Eastman Museum
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Tuition: $500 ($475 members), plus $100 materials fee

Workshop for six participants

Make your own “ghost” images in this popular workshop. Participants will learn the basics of making wet collodion tintypes and the nineteenth-century secrets of making ghost imagery. Techniques include multiple imagery, ghost imagery, controlled image deterioration, and creating mist, smoke, and darting energy. Tinting and burnishing tintypes will also be included.

Each participant will receive a copy of the updated Scully & Osterman basic ambrotype and tintype manual, including formulas and sources of supply.

Audience: Limited to six, this workshop is for anyone who wants to have a lot of fun and learn tintype making at the same time. No prior experience with collodion imagery or association with ghosts is required.

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. The host hotel for workshops held at the George Eastman Museum is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, eastaveinn.com. This hotel is about a fifteen-minute walk from the museum. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Room rates begin at $119 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at the George Eastman Museum to get this special rate.

During the workshop, the museum may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.

Event Details

Wednesday, October 25, 2017Friday, October 27, 2017
All day
George Eastman Museum
$575 members
$600 nonmembers