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Cyanotype &
Wet Plate Collodion Process

with Jill Enfield

DATES:

June 5TH - 11TH 

LOCATION:

Saga - Inderøy - Norway

Join the master of historical photo processes, Jill Enfield, in this hands-on workshop in Cyanotype and Wet Plate Collodion Photography.  

Jill Enfield
Jill Enfield

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

This workshop, which will run over 6 days, will transport you back to the beginning of photography and teach you to create glass negatives and tintypes using wet plate techniques from the 1860s, in addition to trying your hands on the Cyanotype process.

 

Our instructor Jill Enfield, has written two books about the topic and is regarded as one of America’s most experienced and respected alternative process artists. 

The Cyanotype is a simple process that involves mixing chemicals, preparing the canvas, printing the cyanotype, processing and drying.

The collodion process is a bit more complicated. It 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.

 

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 the wet plate collodion process.

Jill will also give a lecture in how you prepare a digital negative to use in an alternative process. This way you can use any digital image you already have taken, and turn it into a wet plate collodion or a cyanotype image. You can also combind a digital print with an alternative process.   

You need no prior experience in Alternative Process to join this class. The workshop is also open for participants who have experience in the Wet Plate Collodion Process, and wants to join us for a week to practise their skills, with Jill as their mentor. 

We will have cameras on loan for our students, but we suggest to bring your own, to get experience with a camera you can use after the workshop. Old cameras, which we will be using, have different 'personalities', and might take a while to get control over. For camera suggestion, 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.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 14.000,- (deposit NOK 4.000,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.

 

The tuition covers all the material you need for the prosess, including chemistry, glass, tinn, varnish and equipment. 

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 than one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner. For Norwegian invoices there will be an invoice fee of NOK 40,- added. 
 
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 6 % of the amount paid that will be added to the invoice. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount, and make sure this fee is not subtracted from the tuition feepayment.

 

SAGA / ACCOMMODATION:

The workshop takes place at our creative center SAGA in Norway.
Saga is a creative retreat center, with large spacious rooms, a homely atmosphere, an outdoor sauna, swimming dock and beautiful nature right outside the door. The stress of day to day life is left behind when you enter our center, so you can focus all your energy on expanding your creative talent and adopting new skills. SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organise alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range. 

​There are single beds in all of SAGA’s hotel rooms. We hope that most participants are open to share hotel rooms with one other participant (of the same gender) during your stay at SAGA. This way we can house the whole class at our hotel. 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. If you prefer a single room, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we have no other person of your gender who opted for shared accommodation, we will offer you a single room. 

MEALS:
Saga is known for its fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay is included in the accommodation fee.

 

If you are not staying at our hotel you can still be part of the meal plan.

Meal Plan: breakfast, varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 650,-.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. There are one restaurant in walking distance to SAGA, and several in driving distance. Dinner is not included. Saga has a full liquor license.

PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:

Shared double-room: NOK 1.260,- per person pr night. 

 

The price includes: 

- shared double room

- healthy breakfast

- warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a free session in Saga Sauna.

 

To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that can share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below. 

Private room: NOK 1.560,- per night.

 

The price includes: 

- a private room

- healthy breakfast

- warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a session in Saga Sauna.

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

GETTING TO THE LOCATION: 

By Plane: 

The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to SAGA from (Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA): Oslo: 2 hours / Bodø: 2 hours / Copenhagen: 3 hours / Stockholm: 3 hours / New York: 12 hours (NYC+Oslo+Trondheim)

 

By Train: 

You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to Røra 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 expenses are each participant's own responsibility.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 14.000,- (6 days)

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Deposit: NOK 4.000,-
 

Se payment details in the workshop description.

REGISTRATION ON OUR WORKSHOPS ARE BINDING.

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later than a month before the workshop start. 

We recommend everyone who travels to have a travel insurance. 

For our cancelation rules and withdrawal and refund policy, scroll to the end of the description and read the info in the blue banners.

WHEN TO ARRIVE:

The workshop starts on the evening of the 5TH of June at 19:00 (7PM). 

WHEN TO DEPART:

The workshop ends on the 11TH of June at 13:00 (1PM).

WHAT TO BRING:
Students are recommended to bring their own camera for Wet Plate Collodion. E-bay is a great resource for old cameras.

 

You should also bring an apron, and clothes and shoes you do not mind getting chemistry stains on. Protective eyewear, 

and gloves we will supply. 

 

If you react to chemistry smell, you might want to bring a chemistry mask. However our chemistry lab at SAGA has great ventilation. 

ABOUT

JILL ENFIELD:

Jill Enfield is one of America’s

most experienced and respected handcoloring artists.

 

She has taught hand-coloring and non-silver techniques at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as in work- shops 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.

 

Jill’s personal work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Camera Arts, PDN, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Shutterbug, Popular Photography, Digital Camera, and ZOOM.

Instructor Replacement:

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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.

Cancelation Rules:

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five 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 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. 

Withdrawal and refund policy: 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Enrolment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered 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.

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