Glass Plate Photography

I regularly run Dry Plate workshops at Streetlevel Photoworks in Glasgow. The weekend workshop covers how to cut and prepare the glass, and then coat with light-sensitive emulsion.  Learning how to cut the glass means participants can make plates to fit any size camera, I use 5×4 for the workshop.

The course also covers shooting with large format cameras and paper negatives, so much cheaper than film, and a great way to test for exposure prior to shooting on plate.

Large format paper negatives drying

Next course will be in May 2018 at Streetlevel Photoworks in Glasgow, booking via this link.

Courses coming in London soon, watch this space.

Bespoke workshops available, contact me on: info [at] to discuss

Workshop participant with dry plate made in class, Debbie Adele Cooper glass plate photography workshops


Participant holding homemade Glass Plate workshop led by Debbie Adele Cooper


Participant experimenting with large format camera, Glass Plate workshops by Debbie Adele Cooper

Read more about the history of the Dry Plate process on Wikipedia