Learn wet plate collodion through a photo expedition with Borut in Slovenia.
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 32 hours over 4 days

Wet Plate Collodion Photo Expedition with Borut

Take a trip to the past with an experience in historical photography on the quaint streets of Nova Meste. Learn Borut’s analog photography process with vintage cameras while trekking through the surrounding river valley and virgin forests, then retreat to the darkroom to bring your work to life.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $930
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $325
Experience a wild photography adventure in nature.Venture for a photography expedition in the wilds of Slovenia.Learn darkroom printing techniques.Experiment with the wet plate collodion process, and other historical photo processes like ambrotypes, tintypes, salt printing, albumen printing, and carbon printing.

Meet the Artist

Borut is a fine art photographer specializing in analogue photography that includes film, large format photography and darkroom techniques as well as historical processes like wet plate collodion process, ambrotypes, tintypes, salt printing, albumen printing, carbon printing and others. He also devotes his time taking care of contemporary art books at a library in his small hometown of Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Wet Plate Collodion Negative process.
  • Salt and Albumen Printing process. 
  • 2 out of 4 days on location in a beautiful river valley or in the virgin forests of Kočevski rog.
  • Overnight camping or rafting if weather permits. 
  • Working with vintage cameras, Petzval lenses from 1860's and producing photographs that can easily outstand modern inkjet prints.
  • Visit to Josip Pelikan Studio, from 1899, with an astonishing collection of cameras, lenses, darkroom & retouching table.
  • Materials, transportation.
  • Your handmade prints. 

Explore Ljubljana

A fairytale town surrounded by natural beauty, Ljubljana is a place to slow down and connect with local communities, Old World architecture, and outdoor inspiration. But don’t be fooled--there’s also a thriving contemporary and edgy art culture bubbling underneath the scene. Venture outside the charming Old Town for grittier neighborhoods that are vibrant, young, eclectic, and outrageously artistic.
Borut's Availability 4 days

Guest Reviews

  • Astrid, Australia

    It was a brilliant week, so much so that I'm still here! I had actually pushed my trip back to Australia until the end of the month, so I am taking full advantage of this beautiful landscape and the opportunity to learn this gorgeous photography process. It was a whim that was most definitely worth it! This has been a great trip and all my friends are jealous!