Calendar of Events

No results found

PAST

Date:
Monday, February 16–Friday, February 20, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
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 in the field. 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.
Date:
Wednesday, March 25–Friday, March 27, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
Dryden Theatre
If you think image manipulation is new, think again. Learn how to retouch actual glass negatives using nineteenth-century techniques in this unique hands-on workshop. The art of retouching evolved in the mid-nineteenth century when early photographic negatives were only blue sensitive. The results were often extraordinary. Negative manipulation was generally performed to correct problems associated with color sensitivity, but it was also used as a creative tool just as Photoshop is used today. 
Date:
Monday, April 6–Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
The glossy collodion chloride print was initially introduced in the 1860s but did not become popular for another thirty years. It remains the most archival silver-based printing process ever invented. Also known as the American Aristotype, collodion papers were popular from 1880 to 1920. 
Date:
Monday, April 13–Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Can you tell a photogravure from a platinum print? When is a photograph really a reproduction of a photograph? It’s all about the ink. When photographs are used to make printing plates to be printed in ink, the resulting images fall under the category of photomechanical prints. Some of these reproductions are so convincing they can fool even the experienced collector.
Date:
Monday, April 20–Friday, April 24, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Ambrotypes and tintypes are the hottest alternative processes used in fine art photography today. In this intensive five-day workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of making these unique positive wet-collodion images by Mark Osterman, internationally recognized as a modern master of the collodion process. You will learn how to cut and clean glass plates, coat glass and metal plates with collodion, sensitize, expose, and process your own images. Tinting and special burnishing techniques pioneered by Osterman will also be taught.
Date:
Tuesday, May 5–Friday, May 8, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Conducted by Mike Robinson, acknowledged as a modern master of the medium, this workshop covers the techniques perfected by commercial daguerreotypists in the 1850s. Participants will learn both modern and traditional techniques of polishing and will produce two mercury-developed, gilded daguerreotypes. Also covered will be advanced concepts of contrast control, alternative fuming techniques, and housing options. 
Date:
Thursday, May 14–Friday, May 15, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Make your own tintype portrait and still-life image in this special two-day basic workshop designed just for beginners. Learn the basics of the 1850s wet collodion process used for making real tintypes. Mark Osterman teaches this informative and fun class in the same place where he taught the museum’s first public collodion workshop in 1995. Each participant will receive a copy of the new Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, which includes all formulas, instruction and sources of supply. 
Date:
Monday, June 1–Friday, June 5, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
Letchworth State Park
If you like camping, hiking, and large format photography, this is the workshop for you. The group will initially be guided by Nick Brandreth and Mark Osterman to make their own silver bromide gelatin emulsion in the darkroom at George Eastman House. Then, each participant will coat pieces of 4x5” glass to produce a stock of negative plates. On the second day, we’ll travel to Letchworth State Park, known as the Grand Canyon of the East, and set up camp in rustic cabins nestled in the woods.
Date:
Monday, June 15–Friday, June 19, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
SOLD OUT! Please email photographicworkshops@geh.org to be added to the waiting list.
Date:
Monday, July 13–Friday, July 17, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
In this new five-day workshop, we will make both gelatin emulsion negatives and gelatin emulsion printing paper. Participants will be guided by Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth in making their own silver bromide gelatin emulsion and coating 4x5” glass plates.
Date:
Monday, July 27–Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Make real daguerreotypes with your own 35mm camera without expensive processing equipment or dangerous chemicals. This is a great workshop for the beginner or the student who wants to make real daguerreotypes on a shoestring budget. 
Date:
Monday, August 3–Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
Adirondacks
SOLD OUT!  This vacation workshop features shooting handmade gelatin dry plate negatives in the Adirondacks.
Date:
Monday, August 17–Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Learn the most popular printing process of nineteenth century. The group will prepare the egg whites, coat and sensitize the paper, and print from digital and glass collodion negatives . . .
Date:
Thursday, August 20–Friday, August 21, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Learn the basics of making prints with the first photographic printing process, introduced by William Henry Fox Talbot in the 1830s. Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth will guide participants through the steps of coating, printing, processing, and displaying salted paper prints made from glass, paper, and digital negatives. 
Date:
Wednesday, September 16–Friday, September 18, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
In this three-day workshop participants will attend several illustrated lectures on the evolution of the photographic process from its beginnings in the 1830s through the digital age
Date:
Wednesday, October 7–Friday, October 9, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out! The opaltype, or milk glass positive, is an image on a white glass plate. Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth will guide participants through the basics of these unique forms of photography . . .
Date:
Wednesday, October 28–Friday, October 30, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out! Make your own “ghost” images in this popular workshop. You’ll begin by learning the basics of making wet collodion tintypes with Process Historian Mark Osterman . . .
Date:
Thursday, December 3–Friday, December 4, 2015
Time:
All day
Location:
Whether you are an archivist at a large museum, a volunteer at a local historical society, or the family historian, it’s important to know the vintage and type of photographs in your collection. 
Date:
Wednesday, March 2–Friday, March 4, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
No longer limit yourself to just analog or just digital photography. This hands-on workshop will help you to harness the precision of digital imaging to produce negatives with your inkjet printer.
Date:
Wednesday, March 23–Friday, March 25, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
If you think image manipulation is new, think again. Learn how to retouch actual glass negatives using nineteenth-century techniques in this unique hands-on workshop. 
Date:
Wednesday, April 6–Friday, April 8, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold Out! Please email photographicworkshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list.
Date:
Monday, May 2–Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out! Get hands-on experience making black-and-white 35mm perforated film stock. This workshop is scheduled so those attending the Nitrate Picture Show over the weekend can extend their visit to learn how to make film.
Date:
Monday, May 16–Friday, May 20, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out!  Please email photographicworkshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list.  This five-day, hands-on negative workshop is for the experienced collodion ambrotypist or tintypist who wants to get to the next level . . .
Date:
Monday, June 6–Friday, June 10, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
If you like camping, hiking, and large format photography, this is the workshop for you. 
Date:
Monday, June 20–Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Held in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, this is a two-day workshop for beginners in tintype portraiture that includes individual instruction to make 5x7″ collodion tintypes.
Date:
Tuesday, June 21–Friday, June 24, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out!  Please email photographicworkshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list.  Get hands-on experience making black-and-white 35mm perforated film stock. The group will make a gelatin silver bromide emulsion, coat acetate film base, then slit and perforate it. Using a Bell & Howell Eyemo 35mm motion picture camera, participants will shoot this film in the same historic gardens filmed by George Eastman and Thomas Edison nearly a century ago.
Date:
Thursday, June 23–Friday, June 24, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
Held in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, this is a two-day workshop for beginners in ambrotype making (collodion on glass) that includes individual instruction to make 5x7″ collodion ambrotypes.
Date:
Monday, June 27–Friday, July 1, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
In this five-day workshop taught by internationally known collodion experts Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman, sessions will include preparing 8x10″ dry collodion glass plate negatives in the comfort of a modern darkroom at Warwickshire College in Royal Leamington Spa and shooting at Kenilworth Castle
Date:
Wednesday, July 6–Friday, July 8, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
New in 2016! Albumen prints were the standard for card-mounted stereographs from the early 1860s through the 1890s. Learn how to print and mount real albumen print stereographs for 3-D viewing in this workshop. 
Date:
Monday, July 18–Friday, July 22, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out! Please email photographicworkshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list. Ambrotypes and tintypes are the hottest alternative processes used in fine art photography today. In this intensive five-day workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of making these unique positive wet-collodion images by Mark Osterman, internationally recognized as a modern master of the collodion process.
Date:
Tuesday, August 2–Friday, August 5, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out!  Please email photographicworkshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list.  This is the ultimate alternative to factory-made black and white film. The basics of making gelatin emulsion dry plates are covered in this fun and informative emulsion workshop for beginners. 
Date:
Monday, August 15–Friday, August 19, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
In this vacation workshop, participants shoot handmade 4x5″ gelatin dry plate glass negatives in the Adirondacks. This process is similar to that used by famed nineteenth-century Adirondack photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard, who brought attention to this eastern wilderness.
Date:
Wednesday, September 7–Friday, September 9, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Make real daguerreotypes with your own 35mm camera without expensive processing equipment or dangerous chemicals. 
Date:
Monday, September 19–Friday, September 23, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out! Please email photographicworkshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list. Learn the two most popular printing processes of the nineteenth century: salt and albumen. 
Date:
Wednesday, October 5–Friday, October 7, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Learn to make your own carbon tissues using pigments available at your local art supply store or online.
Date:
Wednesday, October 19–Friday, October 21, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Sold out! Please email photographicworkshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list.  Make your own “ghost” images in this popular workshop. You’ll begin by learning the basics of making wet collodion tintypes with Process Historian Mark Osterman.
Date:
Wednesday, November 2–Friday, November 4, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
In this three-day workshop, participants will attend several illustrated lectures on the evolution of the photographic process from its beginnings in the 1830s through the digital age. 
Date:
Thursday, November 17–Friday, November 18, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Can you tell a photogravure from a platinum print? When is a photograph really a reproduction of a photograph? It’s all about the ink. When photographs are used to make printing plates to be printed in ink, the resulting images fall under the category of photomechanical prints.
Date:
Wednesday, November 30–Friday, December 2, 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
George Eastman Museum
Learn to make an American Ivorytype, which has the appearance of a hand-painted ivory miniature.