Workshops by process

Ambrotypes (Dry Plate)
Glass Plate Negatives (Dry Plate)
Paper Negative
Lith printing
Darkroom Printing

Upcoming dates

London Dry Plate
Sheffield dates and workshops




London dry plate

I will be doing a two day silver gelatin dry plate workshop in London (future dates TBC) - to register interest please email me... jon@jonathanstead.com - bookings now being taken.

Dry plate workshops are also run from my Sheffield Darkroom year round. Sheffield dates are flexible and often, Email or call for further information or to book.

This two day workshop will cover all aspects of the contemporary Silver Gelatin Dry Plate technique - both glass plate negatives and Ambrotypes. I have spent the last few years almost solely on the Silver Gelatin Dry plate technique and is by far and away my most popular workshop, so this is a great opportunity to discover a fantastic area of photographic history. The course will be run over two days and will cover all aspects of the Dry Plate technique - including glass plate negatives as well as Ambrotypes.

The glass plate technique is a very fascinating and rewarding form of photography and puts users directly in-touch with photographic history and a very artisan, craft-based form of photography where you, the photographer, control every stage of the process - from creation of the plate, through to the processing and conception of the finished, physical article.

The cost of this two-day workshop is £330.00 (£110.00 deposit). To book email jon@jonathanstead.com.

Students are welcome to bring large format cameras if they have one and wish to work with their own equipment - and they are also welcome to bring 35mm cameras or medium format cameras as most can be converted to take plates - making plates of various formats possible... I will bring some examples and we can discuss options of how you can convert your camera - for future use as a dry plate camera. (please note it will not be possible to convert cameras on site).

All materials will be supplied, as will cameras - but as above, if there is anything you would prefer to work with your own gear (light meter for example) please do bring it along.