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Alternative Process: Collodion Glass Plate Negative – WINTER

This two day workshop is an exciting introduction to working with Collodion Glass Plate Negatives, a process which became pervasive throughout the late 1800’s, eventually replacing the daguerreotype as the most common mode of capture. This antique process was used by such greats as Roger Fenton, Matthew Brady and Timothy O’Sullivan and has experienced a resurgence in recent years, most notably by Sally Mann. No experience necessary, come and discover the thrill of transforming the modern world into a nostalgic representation!

*the cost of this course also includes the $75 lab fee for materials


To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Ronald Cowie

Ron Cowie is a Rhode Island based still and motion photographer. He is the principal owner of Oyster Farm Productions, a corporate video company and the Bert and None Gallery, an online gallery of fine art photography. Ron has lead workshops in landscape, creative portraiture, and 19th century photography at NESOP for eighteen years. He taught workshops and guest lectured at The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, The Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

His fine art work is in the permanent collection of the Newport Art Museum, Boston Public Library, and Maumee Valley Country Day School. His work is represented by Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art in Newport, Rhode Island and the Photo Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

He earned his B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and graduated from NESOP in 1998 with concentrations in editorial and advertising photography. Ron’s editorial client list includes, Yankee Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Bryant University, The University of Rhode Island, SO Rhode Island, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has a wide variety of commercial and corporate clients.

February 29 - March 1

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM



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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.