Photoireland festival starts on the 1st of July and runs until the 31st. There are many interesting photographic related events taking place throughout the country.

Were very pleased to be hosting two Photo Ireland workshops here in Annesbrook.

19th Century Photographic Printing in the 21st Century

Pidgeons (c) Dominic Turne

  • Tutor: Ian Mitton & Dominic Turner
  • Dates: 9 & 10 July, 2011 – 2 Day residential Workshop
  • Cost: €500 pp (Max. 8 people)

The Two Day Workshop will include:

Full board (one night Annesbrook), tuition, chemistry and equipment provided. Each participant will also receive a workshop manual containing formulas, notes on chemical preparation, the alternative processes and a resources section.

DAY 1 – Saturday, 9th July, 2011

  • Morning
    • Overview of process, chemicals, equipment needed, organisation, care and maintenance of chemicals. Characteristics of final prints.
    • Health and safety recommendations.
    • Discussion and preparation of Digital Negatives.
  • Afternoon
    • Hand coating papers.
    • Mixing Chemistry
    • Making Cyanotype prints.
    • Making Van Dyke prints.
    • Review of processes and correcting mistakes.
    • Tidy up chemicals.
  • Evening
    • Evening meal followed by optional slideshow giving a brief history of the processes, their fall from grace to re-emergence in the 1970′s and contemporary practitioners in the field.

DAY 2 – Sunday, 10th July 2011

  • Morning
    • Hand coating papers.
    • Mixing Chemistry.
    • Making Gum Bichromate prints.
    • Making Palladium prints.
  • Afternoon
    • Continue exploring the four processes.
    • Fine tuning printing and controlling contrast.
    • Individual guidance with process.
    • Drying an presentation options.
    • Tidy up chemicals.

A deposit of €150 will be required no later than two weeks before the commencement of the course.
Please email: workshops@exhibitastudios.ie or call: 01 707 1673 to book your place.

About the tutors.

Ian Mitton is a senior lecturer on the BA photography program at IADT and presents the alternative processes module. Dominic Turner is a co-founder of Exhibit A Studios and regularly exhibits his 19C prints. Both are founding members of ‘Chasing Shadows’

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Wet Collodion 19th C. Photographic Process

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some images from the previous wet collodion workshop.

  • Tutor: Gwen Wilkinson, Golden Fleece Award 2011.
  • Dates: 23rd & 24th July 2011 – 2 Day residential Workshop.
  • Cost: €500 pps (€550 single occupancy).

The Two Day Workshop will include:

Full board (one night at Annesbrook), tuition, chemistry and equipment provided. Each participant will also receive a workshop manual containing formulas, notes on chemical preparation, the wet-plate process and a resources section.

DAY 1 – Saturday, 23 July 2011– registration 09.30

  • Morning
    • Overview of parts and process, chemicals, equipment needed, organisation, care and maintenance of chemicals. Characteristics of collodion.
    • Health and safety recommendations.
    • Demonstration of complete process. Choosing a simple subject, under natural light, camera will be set up, a glass plate will be poured, sensitised, exposed in camera, developed, fixed and washed.
  • Afternoon
    • Practice collodion pouring technique using suitable alternative medium.
    • Prepare glass plates, sanding edges and cleaning.
    • Set up cameras and prepare plate holders to make an exposure.
    • Make plates.
    • Wash, dry plates.
    • Tidy up chemicals.
  • Evening
    • Evening meal followed by optional slideshow giving a brief history of the wet-plate process and contemporary practitioners in the field.

DAY 2 – Sunday, 24 July 2011

  • Morning
    • Overview of common mistakes and how to correct them.
    • Varnish previous days plates if not already done.
    • Preparation of glass plates.
    • Make plates, individual guidance with wet plate process.
  • Afternoon
    • Continue making glass plates and possibly tintypes.
    • Experiment making glass plates for use as negatives for printing.
    • Individual guidance with process.
    • Varnish plates and coat reverse side of ambrotypes with black paint if wished.
    • Tidy up chemicals.

A deposit of €150 will be required no later than two weeks before the commencement of the course.

Please email: workshops@exhibitastudios.ie or call: 01 707 1673 to book your place.
If participants require they can book an additional night and evening meal for the Friday directly from us, email: contact@annesbrook.com or call: 041-9823293.

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Gwen Wilkinson is a professional visual artist whose primary discipline is photography. For the past three years she has been involved in the exploration of historic photographic processes, specifically the creation of plate photography using the wet-plate collodion technique. In recognition for her work in this field she received the prestigious Golden Fleece Award 2011. Further information about the artist and her work is available at www.gwenwilkinson.com

Find out more about Photo Ireland or the Wet Colldion workshop.