Tag: collodion

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Say goodbye to cyanide: a less toxic approach to fixing wet collodion plates

Elizabeth Graves experiments with Waldack’s Formulas for Collodion Positives “Formula No. 1. For Dead-Whites” followed by a sodium thiosulfate fixer.

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How to modify a film holder for wet plate collodion: design #2: magical magnetic tape

Elizabeth Graves develops another impermanent, non-damaging way to hold thin metal plates in a conventional large format film holder.

Making wet plate collodions
Wet-Plate Collodion Process – Ambrotypes

Alexey Alexeev talks us though the wet plate collodion, or ambrotype process. From history to final print.

Building a large format camera
Against all good advice: how to build a large format camera for wet collodion work at home

The unlikely story of how Elizabeth Graves built a large format camera, modified film holders by her own design to hold wet plates, mixed collodion chemistry without blowing up her home, used her garage door as a shutter, and (after several adjustments) got her homemade plates into a group gallery show in New York City.

The world of plate photography

Rediscovering and revisualizing the arqaic plate processes, an excerpt from “Diffusion magazine, volume II” written by Phil Nesmith.

Wet plate collodion
Will Dunniway: A man with a mission

Late, but not too late in life, Will Dunniway pursues his passion for the wet plate collodion process.

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The wetplate collodion process

Ken Watson, a serious “wet head” shares his joy and experience of making wet plate collodions.

tin types
The classic tintype process

Also known as ferrotypes. Ken Watson gives us the details and how-to.

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History of the colloidon process

A history Wetplate collodion process and the different products produced: Ambrotypes, Ferrotypes and the Negative process.

Will Dunniway the collodion photographer
Will Dunniway The Collodion Photographer

Will Dunniway The Collodion Photographer – Spanning three centuries with the wet plate collodion process

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