Dec 12 2010
The George Eastman House is holding a daguerreotype process workshop from February 22nd-25th 2011 with Mike Robinson. This is a master class for people with a serious interest in the evolution, aesthetics and process of daguerreotypy. The workshop starts where the 1839 workshop offered last June left off. It specifically covers the perfected techniques used by commercial daguerreotypists in the 1850s, considered the golden era of the daguerreotype. Participants will learn both modern and traditional techniques of polishing. Also covered will be advanced concepts of contrast control, alternative fuming techniques, and housing options.
Process historian Mark Osterman will present a lecture on the evolution of the daguerreotype and show rare examples of daguerreotypes and vintage housings from the archives of George Eastman House. Original daguerreotype apparatus and literature will also be on display specifically for this workshop. Each participant will receive a facsimile reprint of original step-by-step instructions and other readings on the topic of daguerreotype.
For information see the workshop page on the Eastman House website