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Making Ambrotypes


  • TinCan 36 Mill Road Chelsea, QC, J9B 1K8 Canada (map)

Glass, Collodion, Silver - three beautiful base elements for creating soft creamy images with depth and beautiful chocolate hues with vanilla highlights.  Who doesn't want that? We will cover preparation & handling, proper chemical formulas, exposure and development, for Ambrotype positives. as well as best practices for finishing - hand colouring, japanning & varnishing.  We will also explore advanced positive possibilities like the amazing Relievo-Ambrotype - hopefully expanding your horizons past the all too common and insanely boring.contemporary Wetplate "big head" portraits.

Thursday @ The National Gallery of Canada 2:00pm to 4:45pm

Friday @ TinCan Studios 36 Mill Rd. Chelsea Qc. 4:00pm to late  

Saturday @ TinCan Studios 36 Mill Rd. Chelsea Qc. 9:00am to late  

Sunday @ TinCan Studios 36 Mill Rd. Chelsea Qc. 9:00am to 4:00pm

Costs: $850  - a immediate $250 non-refundable deposit required upon registration and the remainder the first week before the course.

Later Event: August 23
Making Glassplate Negatives