Mammoth Wet Collodion Workshop
(Limited to 4 Students)
February 15-16, 2013 

Studio Q / Quinn Jacobson Photography
3519 Brighton Boulevard Suite G
Denver, Colorado 80216
RiNo Art District

Yige Wang varnishes a 16"x20" (30x40cm) AmbrotypeThis is an intensive, 1.5 day, hands-on workshop that covers all aspects of making positive Mammoth Wet Plate Collodion images.

Prerequisite: This course is designed for people who experience with the Wet Collodion process.

Students will get to see the process executed from start to finish and the workflow methodology that Quinn uses for his work. They will also get to see a Mammoth, Ultra Large Format, plate demonstration (16”x 20”). Quinn is one of a handful of artists in the world working with this format.

Quinn will teach an in-depth segment on chemistry for ULF/Mammoth Wet Collodion image making. It's slightly different than what's used for smaller plates, and this will be discussed in depth.  

All of the equipment will be covered - that includes equipment for field work as well as studio work. Quinn will explain the essentials; from beakers to dark boxes, he'll show you everything you need and give you information on the best places to get it. 


Plate Making
The students will make mammoth plates on aluminum and glass. Students will have the opportunity to work in both of these substrates if they choose. The second day of the workshop is devoted to plate making which includes preparations, glass cutting, cleaning, etc. pouring plates, sensitizing plates, exposing plates, developing plates, fixing plates and varnishing ULF/Mammoth Wet Collodion images. Students will go home with three ULF plates; two Alumitypes and one Ambrotype. 

Critiques & Troubleshooting
At the end of the second day, there will be an overview/critique about the images made. This critique is based on troubleshooting – things that went wrong and things that worked. It’s a very valuable part of the course. 

What’s Provided?

  • You can attend the workshop with nothing but a pen and notebook. Cameras, chemistry, substrate and facilities are all provided. 
  • There will be drinks available at the studio (coffee/espresso, water, soft drinks, etc.) throughout the day. 

Course Date: February 15 - 16, 2013 (Friday will be a half day - 12PM - 5PM)
Location: Studio Q / Quinn Jacobson Photography
3519 Brighton Blvd. Unit G
Denver, Colorado 80216
Time: 12PM - 5PM (Friday) and 9AM - 5PM Saturday (with a lunch break)
Cost: $425

Send a $100 deposit to (PayPal) to reserve a place in the course. Please include Ref#Mam0213 with the payment. If you do not use PayPal, please send Quinn an email and we will make arrangements for another payment method. 

Places to stay near Studio Q: 

The Monaco Hotel

The Magnolia Hotel

The Curtis Hotel