Introduction to the positive wet collodion  (25 may)

Workshop with Borut Peterlin

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A workshop designed for photographers who want to start with the wet collodion or improve their level of knowledge. A great opportunity to learn from the hand of one of today's great masters, Borut Peterlin.

Materials and cameras available. Bring notebook and a camera or phone will be useful for tracking critical process steps.

- Introduction to the process
- Analysis of historical and contemporary examples of ambrotypes and tintypes
- Preparation of chemical and cleaning plates
- The completion of the first wet collodion plates
- Creation of a portrait with ambient light
- Creation of a portrait with studio strobes
- Learn to calibrate the chemical for different temperatures (hot or cold)
- Varnishing Ambrotypes
- Maintenance of silver nitrate bath (kaolin, boiling with sodium bicarbonate, filtered, pH adjustment, ...)

Each participant will receive notes with recipes and important points to remember.


My name is Borut Peterlin and have dedicated my life to photography. I have a degree in photography at the Academy FAMU in Prague and I have obtained a Diploma postgraduate at the London College of Printing (2002-03). 2000 I received a scholarship at Fabrica, Benetton Research Center for Communications, and I started working with Oliveier Toscani. Recent years'm attending workshops at the George Eastman House where, mentored by Mark Osterman, I'm learning photographic techniques nineteenth century, with emphasis on wet collodion.

I have done shows all over the world, places such as Konica-Minolta Gallery, Tokyo, Japan / K2 Gallery - Izmir, Turkey / Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany / Host Gallery, London, UK / Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania / Doland Museum, Shanghai, China / Photo Fringe Festival, Krakow, Poland, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia and others.




May 25, 2016. From 9.00 h to 19.00 h

PRICE 125 €

Maximum number of places: 10

English language

From this link you can access the page Codetickets and reserve your seat.

Place: Fotoespai B.C.I. C/ Coroleu, 72 - 74 bajos. Barcelona - 08030  Tel.: 933 119 273.