A great way to learn! From the Getty Museum website:
Artist-at-Work Demonstration: Wet-Plate Collodion Negatives and Albumen Prints
Sundays through January 4, 2009
1 pm – 3 pm
Museum Studios, Getty Center
Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach demonstrates how to make wet-plate collodion negatives and albumen prints using authentic mammoth plate cameras, lenses, and procedures from the 19th century. Complements the exhibition Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California.
Note: if you are planning at trip to LA for Review LA and/or Photo LA, be sure to include a visit to this exhibition in your plans! The Getty is open late – until 9 pm – on Saturdays (closed Mondays).