Wet Plate Workshop


Workshop Introduction:
Start with our mind set of what Wet Plate Processing is, we study its concept, moving on to the practical aspects. Student will learn the making of Wet Plate Glass Ambrotypes, Glass Negative, and related matters that warrant attention
Under supervision the student will learn all the procedures step by step. For example, you will learn about formulating and mixing chemicals, coating, exposing, developing, and storage, etc. Making and the usage of all hardware and software will also be explained in details. (More information)

  • This is a 4 days workshop, which includes a day of outdoor shooting practice.
  • Each student will create and retain his/her own art piece.
  • Lessons may be taught one on one setting.
  • Language will be in English or Cantonese.
  • Workshop date will be discussed and confirmed with students.
  • Lesson will be approximately 8 hours per day.
  • Location is at the studio of Photoworkshop in Hong Kong.


Workshop fees: : HK$ 8680 (4 days workshop).
Any student who enrolls should have possessed basic photography knowledge and already be familiar with the usage of cameras and lenses.

  • Included in fees: All necessary materials and handout notes for the lessons. Student is permitted to use equipment belonging to Photoworkshop during class. Student may also bring his/her own equipment.
  • Excluded in fees: Transportation, insurance, meals, and additional materials outside the scope of workshop.

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    Subjects Covered:
  • Selecting camera and lens
  • Analyzation and utilization of Petzval lens
  • Selecting, cutting, and cleaning glass plate
  • Selecting and identifying chemicals
  • Formulating and mixing chemicals
  • Selecting, fabricating, and utilizing containers
  • Fabricating and improving peripheral hardware
  • Technique in coating Collodion
  • Determination of exposure time
  • Controlling the contrast and color tone
  • Utilization of UV and artificial lighting
  • Particulars in outdoor shooting
  • How to protect the images
  • How to store and display the glass plates
  • Appreciation of art works
  • Others