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A Day with John Coffer

"Master Collodion Artist"

by Robert Szabo

My first time doing wetplate photography was at John Coffers in Upstate New York. John not only has workshops but also gives private lessons as well. I would highly recommend his private lessons for any of you interested in learning wetplate photography. John is now selling "The Doers Guide" to wet plate photography, a comprehensive manual covering the entire wetplate process. Including the making of albumen photographs This a a very complete manual on wet plate collodion photography. Contact John by writing him, he will provide information about his workshops and manual. You will find his address by clicking on his name above and following the link to his website.

This picture was taken of John during the lesson. He is standing in front of his cabin with his portable darkroom.


Use this link to view images from the days lesson.