My cousin asked me about a month ago if I wanted to go to the Wet Plate Photography winter workshop at Glessner House Museum in Chicago. This (Top Entry. Winter Workshop: Wet Plate Photography Saturday March 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00pm $10 per person R.S.V.P. to 312-326-1480 Glessner House Museum Coach House Rediscover the art of early photography with modern-day tin-typist Steve Ingram. Learn about mid-nineteenth century photographic techniques, how to date and preserve period images, and watch Steve demonstrate the wet plate process. An exhibit of early photographs c. 1845-1865 will be on display. And I have to say it was fairly interesting from his history of the inventors of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot [England] & Louis Daguerre [France] to showing us step by step how to do our own Cyanotype [He gave me the one he made today ]. It was good to hang out with my cousin again and good that we could both indulge our hobby as well. Steve enjoys wet plate photographing civil war re-enactments as well as indulging in some personal projects like his shoot with the Champaign Firefighters on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. You can see his book here. I got one. At any rate along with pdh here on S.C., Steve has offered to give me some developing pointers if necessary so I can stop fretting over sending the negatives out [and getting disasters back]. Btw, there's just something magical about holding a real tintype in your hand that trending photo apps can't match. What photography events have you gone to lately? Museum, workshops, celebrations? And what was your experience? Were you inspired when you left?