Phillip Chin G44: Introduction to Wetplate Collodion (Weekend Workshop)

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Sat, May 7 and Sun, May 8
10am—5pm both days
$360 (G44 members)  / $380 (non-members)

Learn the wet plate collodion tintype photography process from start to finish and create your own prints with this 19th century process.

Over the course of this weekend workshop, participants will learn the history, theory and practice of the process, including the materials used, as well as the exposure, developing and finishing of the wet collodion plates. The wet collodion plate photography process involves pouring a collodion emulsion over a plate and exposing the sensitized plate before the coating dries. By the end of the workshop, each participant will take home up to 8 finished plates.

Instructor Bio:
Phillip Chin travels across Canada and the United States to create images of different members of society. His passion is capturing that one moment of time that the subjects shares with him. Since 2012, Chin has been passionate about the historical process wet plate collodion photography aka tintypes and ambrotypes. Phil is currently working on many tintype projects. One is “Chinatown” where Chin will be continuing prolific Chinese photographer Yucho Chow’s work creating portraits of different members of the Chinese community. Another project is “Chef” where he is creating legacy photos of Chefs across Canada who embrace their palette and country. A fun project is “Cosplay” where Phillip creates portraits of people who dress up as their favourite costume characters. Chin believes in honouring our past to shape our future.