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Private workshops in Wet plate collodion tintypes

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 and Ambrotypes.  We will spend the day pouring plates and making objects 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

Customer Reviews

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Stephanie Reiley
Wonderful, patient teacher

I really appreciate Ray’s extensive knowledge and patience as a teacher. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn any of the techniques he teaches.

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Mikel Allen
Wonderful experience!

What a great opportunity to learn from a master of his craft and all around cool human being! Not only that, you’re getting Ray’s undivided attention with his one on one workshop. A wealth of information at an unbeatable price! I for one will be signing up for additional alt-process learning with Ray in the future.

FAQ

Do you offer private mentoring at this time

Yes, I am fully vaccinated and accepting students to my studio that are likewise vaccinated

Can we talk about a custom mentorship ?

Yes indeed, I often create workshops that are tailored to the needs and interests of my students, I am able to provide studies in all Alt process photography genres.

Can you mentor me in the making of photographs as well as the processes?

I will look forward to helping you find your way with making photographs of what ever your desire, I can help you do discover that same desire as well.

How about selling work?

Over the years I have explored many venues of commerce for my work and I will gladly share them with you as you decide what is best for your situation.

The Cascabel Press Studio

My darkroom and printmaking studio

for the last 32 years I have worked in the cozy basement of my 110 year old home in Portland Oregon. Your fine prints are made here and are a product of my love of photography and art.

My backyard daylight studio

Where I make pictures

for the last several years I have been making my work in a small daylight studio in my backyard.