Wet plate Collodion tintypes

Private sessions

Wet Plate Collodion Tintypes and Ambrotypes:

Spend the day with Ray Bidegain learning this fascinating old process. You will learn how to mix up the needed materials and receive instructions on how to gather and build the equipment to make Tintypes.  We will spend the day pouring plates and making images in my studio and darkroom. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to make many plates and should have a good understanding of the process. This class is for students who like on-on-one learning, and would like to have my full attention for the day.  I will supply all of the materials and cameras for the day.

  • Learn and understand equipment and materials needed for Wet Plate Collodion
  • Use of 4x5 view cameras to make Tintypes and Ambrotypes
  • Pouring plates
  • Exposing plates
  • developing plates by inspection
  • finishing plates using sandarac varnish
  • Safety