Workshop ‘Collodion process’ for students of Photo Courses, Photo Schools and Photo Academies 

The Dutch Masters in photography like Koos Breukel, Ernst Coppejans, Robin de Puy and Stephan Vanfleteren exhibit their work in the Grote Kerk (Big Church) in Naarden in relation to the paintings of the ‘old’ Dutch Masters like Salomon Van Ruysdael (who was born in Naarden) and Nicolaas Maes.

Like photography finds her origin in the art of painting, the contemporary digital photography and photoshopping find their origin in analogue photography. Most people think about film or roll film, but the first steps of analogue photography were made by means of glass plates or varnished metal photo plates.


Hans de Kort - FotoFestival Naarden

© Hans de Kort

One of these early processes is the ‘wet plate collodion process’ which currently revives. It is a form of photography which does not compare to any other method.

If you want to know and learn more about the wet plate collodion process, come to the FotoFestival Naarden!

Photographer and exhibitor Hans de Kort (winner of the Zilveren Camera 2018) gives a workshop on the following dates, 10:00 – 12:00) at Bastion Oranje:  

  • Friday May 31
  • Friday June 7
  • Friday June 14
  • Friday June 21
  • Friday June 28

He will show the base practice of this 19th century process, the casting of the collodion on aluminium or glass, making the plate photosensitive, exposing to light, development, fixating and varnishing. Afterwards he will guide a short tour of his work.

  • Costs of participation (incl. ticket for the FotoFestival) are € 22.50 per person (students and mentors). The ticket is valid during the Festival – every location can be visited once. The maximum number of participants for the workshop is 12.
  • If you want to join a workshop with your students, please apply by sending an email to and ask for the availabilities.