One Day Workshops

Demonstration of Wet Plate Collodion Photography - Saturday 29th July 2017 - COMPLETED

Wet Plate

Location: Platform3 studio
Date: Saturday 29th July 2017
Time: 2.30pm to 6pm
Cost: €15.00
Tutor: Mike Brown
Bookings: Must be pre-booked - See below

"Come and smell the Ether"!!!
This is a demonstration workshop of the 19th Century process of Wet Plate Collodion photography.
Mike Brown will give a talk about the history, the process and the equipment involved and then go on to give a live demonstration of how it works and produce one or two images using his own vintage cameras. He will also show samples of his previous work using this method.

This will not be a full "hands-on" type workshop where participants get to do it themselves. It is designed as a "taster" where attendees can learn a little about the techniques and workings of this wonderful type of image making and watch an image or two being made.
Hopefully it will entice you to come and do a full workshop with Mike at a later stage!

Wet Plate Collodion photography was invented in approximately 1850 by Frederick Scott Archer and was the main method of photography for around 30 years. Using wet chemicals we can produce beautiful photographs on various substrates such as glass and metal.
If you would like to see how the dawn of photography looked - Come to this demo!

Places are strictly limited and MUST be pre-booked on the Booking page here -

If you have any questions or for any further info please contact Mike on 0868295039 or email us on