Topics in Photography
Session
Six Week - First
Class Number
2654
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
The Wet-Plate Collodion
Description
This theme-based studio course will utilize photographic images in combination with other media and techniques. Specific content will be developed by the instructor. Techniques appropriate to content of course will be covered though assignments, readings, writings and critiques. Examples of such themes include performance and images, public art, image transmission and alternative venues for images. This course is repeatable up to 12 credits or 4 attempts.
Enrollment Requirements
ART361 with grade B or better and Visual Arts Milestone.
Class Attributes
Course Fee = $40.00
Notes
Topic: The Wet-Plate Collodion The Wet-Plate Collodion process is an intricate process which required the photographic material to be coated, sensitized, exposed and developed within the span of about fifteen minutes. This require a darkroom close to the shooting studio or a portable darkroom for field use. The unpredictability of the process produces images that combine super fine sharpness with an ethereal mix of artifacts and imperfections. In this digital age, the tintype provides a refreshing counterpoint where photography approaches alchemy. We will us a variety of large format view cameras for shooting indoors using window light and reflectors or outdoors in natural light. We will develop in our darkrooms and by using portable dark boxes designed for use in the field. In this class you will learn all the steps needed to coat, sensitize, shoot, develop and varnish both tintypes and ambrotypes and how to make wet plate negatives for silver gelatin printing.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Christopher Peregoy
Meets
TuTh 9:00am - 12:10pm
Dates
05/31/2016 - 07/08/2016
Room
Fine Arts 353
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
13
Seats Open
2
Class Capacity
15
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5