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The tearoom, gift shop and Julia Margaret Cameron galleries are closed and will reopen on
22nd January
*The Olympus Gallery is open for the exhibition: Art & Identity - Independent Arts
- Free Entry until 20th January.


Following in the footsteps of Julia Margaret Cameron
Wet plate collodion workshop with Honza Sakař

A rare opportunity to create stunning images in the very birthplace of the close-up.

The course is designed to serve as a hands-on introduction to this challenging but beautiful photographic process.

Day one:
-History of Wet Plate Collodion
– Introduction to the basic theory of the process and techniques for preparing the plate
– How to mix and pour the collodion, including the mixing of chemicals, exposing, developing, fixing and varnishing.
-Demonstration of the basic operation of the large format camera
-Information on where to purchase the equipment, glass and metal plates
– Recommendation of books for further reading

Day Two:
(pre requisite of attending Day Two is completion of Day One)
– A day of practical experience for those that wish to have a deeper understanding of the process
– How to use the experiment
– How to position and light a portrait
All the materials for the practically experience day will be provided

The days can be taken together or separately to suit individual requirements.

Lunch on both days is included and will be served in Julia’s Tearoom.

Products to enable the process will be available to purchase after the course through Dimbola’s gift shop for those that have completed both days.

The course is taught by the exceptionally talented and award-winning Czech photographer Honza Sakař. Honza has been using this arcane photographic process for over five years. He has his own wet plate collodion photographic studio in Prague. In 2016 Honza became a double 1st prize winner at the Czech Press Photo Awards in both the Portrait and Art categories.

A two-day introduction to the wet plate collodion process is available over the following weekends:
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November 2018
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 2019
Price £400 per person for Two Days or £200 only for Day One.

*Numbers are limited to four people per workshop.

To book please call 01983 756814 or email stating the preferred dates.

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