Wet Plate Collodion Negative & Salt print process

Workshop with Borut Peterlin (26th & 27th of May)

Two day advanced workshop of wet plate collodion negative process that will be printed as salt prints

Wet plate collodion photographers who have know how to make an ambrotype or a tintype and are ready to move on to the next level.

DAY ONE 26th of May

– Introduction to the processes

– Reviewing different collodion negatives with different densities for different printing processes

– Preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates

– The making of the first wet plate collodion negatives

– Making a portrait & landscape wet plate collodion negative 

– Making negatives with different densities

– Redeveloping a wet plate collodion negative (second development, after fixing)

– Learning how to calibrate chemistry for hot (or cold) temperatures

– Varnishing wet plate collodion negatives

– Demonstration of salt print process

DAY TWO 27 th of May 

– Seizing paper for salt print process either by brushing or by floating

– Sensitising paper

– Exposure and how does exposure effects density and contrast of a salt print

– Washing

– Toning with gold-chloride toner

– Fixing

– Waxing salt print with beeswax

– Silver Nitrate bath maintenance (kaolin, boiling with baking soda, filtering, adjusting pH,…)


Each participant will receive notes with all the receipts and the most important points to remember.


My name is Borut Peterlin and I’ve devoted my life to photography. I’ve graduated at Prague’s FAMU Academy with a BA in photography (1994-98) and earned a Postgraduate Diploma at The London College of Printing (2002-03). In 2000 I received a scholarship at Fabrica, Benetton’s Research Center for Communication and began working with Oliviero Toscani. In recent years I’m visiting workshops at George Eastman House where under mentorship of Mark Osterman I’m learning the 19th Century photography techniques, with the emphasis on wet plate collodion. I love the term ‘Antiquarian Avant- Guard’ art movement.

I’ve exhibited worldwide, in venues such as the Konica-Minolta Gallery, Tokio, 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 many others




26 and 27 May 2016. From 9.00 h to 19.00 h

PRICE 250 € (two days)

Maximum number of places: 10

English language

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

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