Wet Plate Collodion Workshop


Wet Plate Collodion Workshop © Monika Fabijanczyk


Sunday March 10th 2019 (Fully Booked

Sunday May 19th 2019  (Available to book)

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm No. of Places: 6 places max Course Fee: €145 (€135 Gallery of Photography Members)

Wet Plate Collodion tutor Monika Fabijanczyk

This intensive one day workshop led by experienced wet collodionist Monika Fabijanczyk gets you preparing plates, making exposures, developing, and varnishing your own wet collodion plates. Ideal for any photographer who wants to try something new –  you can achieve results you will be proud of, and of course, you get to keep your work.

Finished images on glass

Everything is supplied, including 5 x 4 cameras, lights, all chemistry, clear glass, black glass and metal plates. Bring a steady hand and be prepared to fall in love with this most bewitching of processes!


How do I book a place? In order to secure a place we advise that you book well in advance as places are heavily oversubscribed. You may book by calling into the Gallery in person, or by telephone. We regret that we cannot accept bookings by email – please telephone to check availability of places.

Varnished wet plate collodion image on glass

Tutor Bio: Monika Fabijanczyk is a photographer and an architect, based in County Wicklow, Ireland. Her country of origin is Poland. She studied photography at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and has had work exhibited in Ireland and United Kingdom. Monika works with analogue equipment, film and the 19th century photographic processes, creating labour intensive, hand crafted photographs. She specialises in the wet plate collodion technique, producing one of a kind images on glass and metal plates. She is a historical photography tutor in the Gallery of Photography in and Belfast Exposed, Belfast.

Wet Plate image being processed in darkroom

Varnished wet plate collodion image on glass

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