Wet Plate Shooting Night Workshop!
Posted on Saturday, 18 May
Already taken a wet plate workshop but want more practice? No problem! Our Wet Plate Shooting Night Workshop on May 29th is for shooting and troubleshooting the wet plate collodion process with the skills you already have but want to perfect. Expand your wet plate and alternative process community by bouncing ideas off of other wet plate shooters in this workshop!
Register here by THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND:
From Our Community: Brooklyn Bridge Park Bluebell Photo Contest!
Posted on Friday, 17 May
This spring Brooklyn Bridge Park has thousands of Spanish Bluebell flowers blooming. On that account, they have launched their 2nd Annual Bluebell Photo Contest! Head over to the Brooklyn Bridge and take photos of the beautiful flowers to be submitted for awesome prizes!
Visit WWW.BROOKLYNBRIDGEPARK.ORG for more information and contest rules.
Posted on Thursday, 16 May
Are you a modern-day photographer interested in a comprehensive look at the collodion process and its effective practice? If so, Sam Dole’s Intro to Wet Plate Workshop on May 25 & 26 is perfect for you! The predominate mode of photography from its invention in the early 1850′s to its fall from prominence at the turn of the century, the collodion process represents a highly sustainable form of emulsion-based photographic expression in the 21st century as the future of silver gelatin-based film risks fading into obscurity.
In this workshop, you could learn how to coat, sensitize, expose, develop, and varnish your own plates over the course of the weekend, gaining valuable hands-on experience while learning the theory and fundamentals necessary to apply the process to your own work!
Registration ends TOMORROW, MAY 17th. Sign up here!
Posted on Wednesday, 15 May
The Strand Bookstore is selling a limited edition signed copy of Adam Fuss’s Daguerreotype photography book. Perhaps browsing through its pages will motivate you to try out an alternative process at CAP or to take our next daguerreotype workshop this fall!
Posted on Tuesday, 14 May
Lindsey Beal is a photo-based artist living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. She has an M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Iowa and completed a Certificate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book. Her work focuses on historical and contemporary women’s lives and feminism. She combines traditional photography (analogue, digital and historical processes) with installation and sculpture to create non-traditional photographic work, trying to find a balance between concept and craft. This work often includes papermaking, printmaking and artist books. Her work can be found nationally in various public and private collections and she is represented by Boston’s Panopticon Gallery.
Check out her work here!
Weekend Outings in NYC’s Art World
Posted on Monday, 13 May
This weekend marked the start of a sensational, jam-packed month in New York City’s esteemed art world! Did you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday to see the opening of “Punk: Chaos to Couture”, travel to Randall’s Island Park for a Friday at the Frieze, explore the Metropolitan Pavilion’s Pulse art-fair on Saturday, or skip the city’s storm and humidity to stay dry and investigate MoMA’s “Rain Room” on Sunday? If you didn’t, not to fear! The exhibitions at the Met and MoMA are still open! Check out New York Magazine’s week by week Agenda here for even more upcoming events.
Penumbra Tintype Portrait Studio Mother’s Day Special!
Posted on Thursday, 9 May
Our Penumbra Tintype Portrait Studio is having a special Mother’s Day promotion! Come in on Saturday, May 11th, and get a great deal on two Tintypes for Mother’s Day.
We have package deals for both of our Tintype sizes, so you can have one made for you and one made for Mom.*
Quarter Plate Package:
$112 for two 3.25 x 2.25 plates
4x5 Plate Package:
$144 for two 4 x 5 plates
Walk-ins are welcome on Saturdays
*Please note that the second plate will be a nearly identical plate to the first with the same subject, setup, lighting, and composition.
Please visit us online to see available appointment times,
to book a session, and to visit our portrait gallery at
Email us with any questions at email@example.com.
Regular tintype sessions are available:
Every Thursday from 12pm to 6pm
Select Saturdays from 11am to 7pm
36 E 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
(Between Madison Ave & Park Ave South)
Posted on Tuesday, 23 April
We’re happy to share this post from CAP wet plate student Thi Linh Wernau about her current project. Enjoy!
“Last summer I took a wet plate collodion course at CAP. At the same time, I had just started a fine art project called, “You. Are. Beautiful.” which I shot with a plastic camera, the Lubitel 166+.
I am asking for 5 uninterrupted minutes of your time to watch a story and a short film I made.
About a year ago, I chose to leave my high-powered career to pursue my truth and my passion in the art of photography. And I started to shoot a fine art project called, “You. Are. Beautiful.” It’s about celebrating the human spirit and beauty in all people. Today, I officially launched Volume 01 of my work in the form of a book.
The mission of my endeavor is simple. It is to:
1. Spread love and kindness.
2. Donate 100% of net proceeds from the sale of my book back to charities related to wounded veterans and at-risk kids.
My short 5 minute film tells a story about me, my new path and my new project. I finished this film the morning of April 15, Patriots Day and Marathon Monday in Boston. I finished it only hours before the tragedy that struck my hometown. Before the tragedy struck, I also mailed a sneak peek of the film to my new friend, Evan, who is on the cover of my book. He is a Marine who was blown up by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. I could not help but feel the message was now even more poignant.
I’d like you to watch this film with the music turned up - I mean, WAY UP. The music should be loud enough to envelop your soul.
Ok, now please watch it here: http://vimeo.com/64592065
Thanks for listening, and I hope you’ll share this because I want to achieve the 2 goals I set forth above, and I need help to spread the word.
Sincerely and with Love + Kindness,
Thi Linh Wernau
buy the book here: http://ThiLinh.pixpasites.com/”
We’re Stuck on Gum!
Posted on Friday, 12 April
Check out Brenton Hamilton’s “Man of Stars,” a beautiful Cyanotype print with Gum Washes and Gold Leaf (above). This creative print goes to show how versatile the gum printing process can be.
Gum printing can stand it’s ground alone, or play nicely with other processes. You may have seen a gum print and not even known it! Gum Birchromate printing can result in monotone prints, or full-color images. In the process, gum arabic is combined with a dichromate & water-soluable pigment to create an emulsion.
Depending on how many passes you do (and with how many different colors), the results can vary widely. It’s also common to see gum combined with other processes, such as cyanotype (check out the rest of Brenton’s portfolio here for more Gum over Cyanotype love), or Platinum. You may recognize this famous Gum over Platinum print by Edward Steichen, for example.
Gum printing was a favorite of the Photo Successsion and Pictorialist movement.The movement focused on the value of having a deliberate and conscious affect on the artistic quality of the photographs an artist was making. This artistic, soft-focus, painterly quality, they felt, separated the snap-shooters from the real photographers.
Come learn what made the Pictorialists love this process with us at Brenton Hamilton’s workshop, April 20 & 21 in NYC. Register online here! And hurry, registration closes TONIGHT!
Posted on Monday, 8 April
Selected photographers from PDN’s 30 will hold a panel discussion. Featuring Lisa Elmaleh, one of our beloved instructors at CAP!
Great for young photographers who are serious about building a career in the field.
PDN 30 Panel : Wednesday, April 10th at School of Visual Arts Theatre - 333 West 23rd Street, 6:30 PM