Wetplate Workshop

John Brewer's wetplate photography workshops are renowned for being the most comprehensive available in the UK and he provides full support to his students who wish to practice wetplate photography on their own. He has COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health certification), Enhanced CRB check, insurance and a PTLLS teaching qualification.

Two day workshops cover:

  • Cameras and lenses
  • Other equipment needed
  • Chemistry, health and safety
  • Substrates: glass, metal & acrylic
  • Preparing, exposing, processing and finishing plates

Day one covers equipment, chemistry and health and safety and you will also make a plate or two on glass. Day two will be as flexible as possible allowing you to create plates at your own pace on a range of substrates in different sizes using a variety of cameras.

Students will have the chance to make positive images on glass (ambrotypes) and metal (tintypes) plates of different sizes using a variety of cameras.

All students attending one of John's wet plate courses will be provided with his comprehensive thirty page wet plate collodion manual.

There will be a small group of up to 6 people on the course, so lots of contact time and access to materials.

John supplies collodion kits and silverboxes to students at a 10% discount after the course. To find out more about his chemistry and equipment sales look here.

Click here to see John at work on the BBC.

For more info or to book tickets email visualarts@exe-coll.ac.uk


Exeter College CCI


Saturday 6th & 7th May 2017


£345 for two day workshop with all you need provided for you. John says 'just bring a pencil and enthusiasm'!

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