Date: Sunday October 22nd, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Includes time for lunch
Location: Mobile Darkroom, Haystack Rock at the beach
Cost: CBAA Member: $90 / Non-Member: $130
Materials fee: $15
Register now! Class space is limited and requires booking ahead of time.
Spend the day outdoors with Portland artists Ashley Jennings and Ray Bidegain learning this fascinating historical process of Wet Plate Collodial Tintypes in a portable darkroom! You will learn how to safely mix up the needed materials and receive instructions on how to gather and build the equipment to make Tintypes and Ambrotypes. We will spend the day pouring plates and making images using a large format camera and portable darkroom. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to make a few plates for taking home and should have a good understanding of the process. This class is for students who are interested in working with their hands and learning an involved and fascinating (not to mention beautiful) photographic process! All photography levels welcome to this introductory class.
All of the materials and cameras will be provided for the day.
Student notes: Students are encouraged to pack a lunch for this fun filled class.
Please wear dark colored clothing that you don’t mind getting stained. While your darkroom space is outdoors, students with serious respiratory issues may not want to take class due to exposure to photography chemicals. Class includes lots of standing, moving and eye adjustment in darkroom space.
Payment can be made by calling the Gallery at (503) 436-4426 or by clicking here!
Our regular Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Ray Bidegain was born in Tucson, Arizona and started studying photography in high school. At age 17 he began working on weekends for a large studio that offered wedding photography to the Hispanic community in Southern Arizona. Ray graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1981 and returned to Tucson to operate his own studio before moving to Portland, Oregon. After 17 years as a studio portrait photographer, Ray turned to fine art photography, eventually teaching himself the art of platinum printing and, later, wetplate collodion, and polymer plate gravure. Fascinated by both the science and the art of photography and printmaking, Ray is an engaging and respected photo instructor throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ray’s photographs are internationally collected, and his work has been exhibited across the United States, and in France, Germany, and Scotland. He is currently represented by Russ Levin in Monterey.
Ashley Jennings was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she began learning photography at the age of 16 with a 35mm SLR. In 2006 she moved to Denver to study photography with Carol Golemboski and Bill Adams at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she earned her BFA in photography in 2009. During her time in college, Ashley discovered her love of alternative photographic processes and large format film Photograpy.
After ten years of shooting commercial digital photography and weddings, Ashley reconnected with her love for wetplate collodion with the help and guidance of Ray Bidegain. She has been helping to educate other photographers on and share her love of these processes ever since!
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*Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your workshop registration no less than 4 days prior to event date for a 100% refund. 3 to 4 days prior cancellation you may request a 50% refund. If you have to cancel after this period, a refund cannot be offered. Your registration fee is committed to class costs, and will not be refundable following the cancellation deadline.