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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wet plate collodion photography workshops 2018

Happy New Year~
 My first workshops of the year will take place Feb 3-4 at the Harvey Milk Photo Center in San Francisco, CA.  This workshop is bargain priced as it is sponsored by the City of San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department!

My next workshop in Los Angeles will take place in June, at Santa Monica College.

for more info, click on the links.

As always, private tutoring is available at my studio in San Jose CA, or at certain times of the year, at your location.

For more info, send me a query:

  Wet plate workshop at Harvey Milk Photo Center, December 2015


Wet plate workshop at Santa Monica College, June 2015

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Workshops in December 2017 and an anniversary!
It hardly seems possible, but it's been ten years since I gave my first wet plate collodion workshop in Los Angeles (December 2007).

Julia Dean Photo Workshops is now called Los Angeles Center of Photography, and our workshop is now held at Santa Monica College Photo Department. I have three cameras instead of one...I live in Northern California and give workshops in the Bay Area as well! 

And you can still try out a difficult, smelly, messy but fun technology that is over  150 years old. Here's a link to my next workshop in Los Angeles and a few photos from workshops past....

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Here's a great interview with a fellow educator, who also was my workshop student a few years ago...There are some folks working in antique photographic processes who almost seem resentful that others are joining their exclusive "club".  I'm going on 8 years of working in the wet-plate collodion process and still get occasional snark from one of those 25 year vets...However, I am really happy to see others not just picking up but mastering pre-film photography. Congratulations, Michelle!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Workshop #1 in San Francisco, Jan. 16-17 2016.

My first San Francisco Wet Plate Collodion workshop was a success, though it was the first time in 8 years of workshops that it rained! So much for shooting in Duboce Park!
We moved the cameras inside and used some strobes in the studio (and did a few 30 second exposures next to the gallery window). Stay tuned for news about my upcoming SF and LA workshops...
 -Allan Barnes

Monday, October 19, 2015

WORKSHOPS in 2016! Announcing my first workshop in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Harvey Milk Photography Center,  January 16th-17th. Link coming soon!

#workshop #wetplatecollodion #San Francisco #HarveyMilkPhotoCenter

Friday, February 13, 2015

Workshops Coming in 2015, Santa Monica CA and San Francisco CA

Announcing my next Wet Plate Collodion photography workshop in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) CA in October 2015:

The workshop is being held at Santa Monica College Photography Department on the weekend of October10-11.
Los Angeles Center of Photography, formerly the Julia Dean Photography Workshops is organizing this 2 day weekend of messy, smelly old school photography. Here's a link to LACP!

I am pleased to announce my future workshops at the Harvey Milk Photography Center in San Francisco. The classes will be held on a weekend in January 2016. I will post a link as soon as HMPC publishes their 2016 workshop/class schedule. Here is a link to the Harvey Milk Photo Center: They are one of a handful of places in SF where you can rent darkroom time.

As always, I am available for private tutoring (and commissions) at your studio or my studio.

My studio is located in Santa Rosa, about 1 hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
for more info:

The photographs below were taken at my last LACP workshop, held at the photography department of Santa Monica College in November 2014.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Coming August 2-3: Workshop/Wet Plate Collodion 1

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is now Los Angeles Center for Photography!

Join me for a two day intro to Wet Plate Collodion Photography on August 1-2.

Cameras and materials provided.