Photography & New Media

Code: P0919-21

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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Introduction to Wet Plate and Beyond

Aug 2 - 6, 2021



Take your photography back in time while adding a fun and creative aspect to your modern practice when you discover the wet-plate collodion process in this unique workshop. We explore making tintypes, glass negatives and ambrotypes with a variety of formats, including 6×6 plates made with Holga cameras and using supplied 4×5 and 8×10 cameras. Whether new to the process or honing basic skills, this workshop is a great fit for anyone interested in early hand-crafted photography.


Mixing chemistry, coating and exposing plates, proper exposure & development, fixing and varnishing plates, use of natural light and other fundamentals of composition in photography

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Rashod Taylor

Rashod Taylor received a BA in Fine Art from Murray State University He is a fine art photographer whose work addresses themes of family, culture, legacy and the black experience.

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Rashod Taylor, Kids at Play, 2013

Tuition: $1,155.00
Studio Fee: $175.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

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Photography & New Media

Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 21-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Photography Salon” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting.

The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

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Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings for Summer 2021. We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

Housing is very limited and includes private lodging only. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.

COVID-19 Safety Plan At-a-Glance

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Face Covering
Daily Wellness Checks

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Physical Distancing
Dedicated Studio Space

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Reduced Workshop Size
Individual Art Supplies

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Hand Washing Stations
Open Doors & Windows
Rigorous Cleaning Schedule

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