Advanced Wet Plate Photography

Focus on composition and storytelling with tintypes in this two-day workshop.
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Take a step further into wet plate photography with this two-day workshop where you will be able to work on your own portfolio, with guidance, using the wet plate collodion process. Each student will get the opportunity to work one-on-one with instructor Lisa Elmaleh on location and in the darkroom.  Images can be made indoors or outdoors, using your own large format camera or one of the limited number provided.

This workshop is for students who have previously taken a wet plate workshop or have prior hands-on experience with using large format cameras and working with the wet plate collodion process. If you have not taken a wet plate class with us before, Lisa is also teaching an Introduction to Wet Plate Photography workshop the weekend prior to this advanced workshop.

Contact us if you have any questions about prior experience needed to take this workshop.

  • This two-day workshop is held at DCP on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21.
  • Cost per person is $525 early registration (ends October 30 at 11:59pm), $595 late registration.
  • Lisa is also teaching an Introduction to Wet Plate Photography workshop the weekend prior to this advanced workshop.
  • Please note meals are not included in the cost of registration.
  • Doors open each day at 8:45am. Workshop starts promptly each day at 9am and ends at 5pm.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 10, minimum number to make a class is 6.

This workshop has special terms and conditions that supplement and/or replace the general terms found elsewhere on the DCP website.

The early registration discount is in effect up to 21 days before the workshop date and ends October 30 at 11:59pm. We must have a minimum of 6 participants by the early registration deadline for the workshop to make.

If you cancel more than 31 days before the workshop begins we’ll refund any payments made less a $100 processing fee. If you cancel from 22 to 31 days before the start date of the workshop we will refund all money received to date minus a $200 cancellation penalty. If you cancel less than 21 days before the start date of the workshop you will forfeit 100% of the total workshop fee. If you can’t attend you are welcome to send someone in your place. In some cases we may be able to find a replacement for your empty seat if the workshop is already sold out in which case you will receive a partial refund minus the $200 cancellation fee.

Dallas Center for Photography reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time for low enrollment or for other reasons and will promptly refund all payments made to date. In the event of a workshop cancellation, DCP is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, hotel reservations and other travel arrangements. If you’re coming from out of town we recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Lisa Elmaleh

Lisa Elmaleh’s work is a photographic exploration of rural America. Elmaleh is an analog photographer living in Paw Paw, West Virginia.  She is a traveling educator, often teaching wet plate collodion workshops out of the back of her truck for various workshops across America. Elmaleh’s Everglades work was published as a monograph (Everglades) in 2016.

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