NORD Photography

Copyright Jill Enfield
Copyright Jill Enfield
Workshop Details
Instructor:
Jill Enfield
Location:
Saga - Inderøy - Norway
Dates:
Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2018
Tuition:
Full: NOK 8400,-
Deposit: NOK 3400,-
Convert to: USD, EUR
What to bring:

We will have some cameras for students to try on, but we suggest that you bring your own. The Kodak Brownie Camera (large size) suits this process very well. Large format cameras are also well suited. E-Bay is a good resource for Kodak Brownie Cameras. You should bring an apron, and clothes that you don't mind getting chemical stains on, which will happen. 

Need to Know Info:

This workshop has a material fee of NOK 900. This will cover all the material you need for the process, chemicals, glass, equipment, protective eyewear, plastic gloves, paper for print, transfer film for negativ printing etc. Protective clothes or aprons are not included.

Wet Plate Collodion and Albumen printing

Instructor: 

Jill Enfield

Dates: 

Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018

Location: 

Saga - Inderøy - Norway

The collodion process, which is said to have been invented in about 1850, was the first widely used photographic process that produced a negative image on a transparent photographic medium. Other methods of the time, such as the Daguerreotype, produced a one-of-a-kind positive image, which could not be replicated easily. With the collodion process, however, the photographer could make an unlimited number of prints from a single negative. In addition to the convenience of creating negatives, the collodion process had numerous other advantages. It was an inexpensive process, especially in comparison with the daguerreotype. 

This workshop will teach you to create ambrotypes and tintypes using wet plate techniques from the 1860s, with one of the most experienced instructors of alternative processes, photographer Jill Enfield.

The process starts in the darkroom by pouring photosensitive chemicals on a prepared glass plate, this plate is then inserted into the back of the camera body where the film normally goes. The camera is then taken out of the darkroom and students have approximately 10 minutes to make their picture before needing to develop. Students work with both glass plates and aluminum. The latter produces positives. 

From the glass negative we can produce a print using the albumen technique, which was the first commercially exploitable method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative.

The workshop will cover the entire process from cutting and preparing glass & aluminum, mixing and handling chemicals, safety procedures, making portable darkrooms, assessment of exposure time, evaluation of results, and all that goes into mastering wet plate collodion and albumen printing. 

We will have test cameras for students, but we suggest that students bring their own cameras. The Kodak Brownie Camera (large size) suits this process very well. Large format cameras are also well-suited. Ebay is a good resource for Kodak Brownie Cameras.

About Jill Enfield
Jill Enfield is one of America's most experienced and respected alternative process artists. She has taught handcoloring and non-silver techniques at Parsons School of Design, The New School, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University, Long Island University and the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as in workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Jill’s more recent emphasis has been on the wet plate collodion process, originally used by Matthew Brady during the Civil War.

Her work is in the collections of RJ Reynolds Company, Southeast Banking Corporation, The Amon Carter Museum, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Hotel Parisi in LaJolla, and Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin in Colombia, where her work was shown during a three month exhibition that traveled throughout the country. Jill's personal work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Camera Arts, PDN, Hasselblad's FORUM Magazine, Nikon World, Camera & Darkroom Techniques, Archive Books, Step by Step, Shutterbug, Popular Photography, Digital Camera and ZOOM.

She has been featured in over thirty shows during her career, including an exhibition at The Vivienne Esders Gallery in Paris. Nikon has honored Jill by featuring her on their website as a "Legend Behind The Lens" photographer as well as in their Full-Line product guide and an upcoming issue of Nikon World.

Workshop Tuition:
NOK  8.400,- (deposit NOK 3.400,-)
. This does not include travel costs, accomodations or meals.

This workshop has a material fee of NOK 900. This will cover all the material you need for the process, chemicals, glass, equipment, protective eyewear, plastic gloves, paper for print, transfer film for negativ printing etc. Protective clothes or aprons are not included.

Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit to be paid within two weeks. You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.

International students: We are using PayPal’s invoice service, which means you will get an email with a link to a PayPal invoice when registrating. You can still pay for the workshop with your credit card.

Meals and accommodation:
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. If you have any food allergies please let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate all your needs.

We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve a warm lunch at SAGA every day.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. Dinner is not included.

Saga has a full liquor licence.

SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accomodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organize alternative accomodation near by in the same price range.
 
There are single beds in all of SAGA's hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop. 
 
PRICE ACCOMODATION, BREAKFAST and LUNCH: Shared dobbleroom: NOK 990,- per person, per night. The price includes shared double room, breakfast, warm home-made lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that also wants to share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below. 
 
Private room: NOK 1290,- per night. The price includes a private room, breakfast, warm home-made lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. 

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart.

Getting to SAGA:
By Plane: The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the local train, which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours, towards Steinkjer. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about a one hour ride from the airport) where NORDphotography’s van will be there to greet you and transport you to SAGA.

By Train: You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be there to greet you and take you to SAGA. Travel time by train from: Oslo - 9 hours, Trondheim - 2 hours, Bodø - 9.5 hours, Storlien (Sweden) - 3.5 hours. For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell

By Car: Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

TRAVEL TIME TO SAGA: Oslo: 2 hours  //  Bodø: 2 hours // Copenhagen: 3 hours // Stockholm: 3 hours // New York: 12 hours
(times include direct flight to Trondheim + local train to SAGA)

When to arrive:
The workshop starts on the evening of the 26TH of June, at 7 PM. 

When to depart:
The workshop ends on the 1ST of July at 1PM. 

Cancelation rules:
For workshops to run we need a minimum of 5 participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 7 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registred for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies:

Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,- Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition.

NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Instructor replacement

It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

Travel Information

  • We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.
  • Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.
  • We suggest that you always have traveler's insurance.