Tag: collodion

Hocus Focus: History, Analysis & Attempt at Spirit Photography, 18-19 oct 2014

This workshop is a ‘hands on’ attempt, using the wet plate process, to recreate some of the methods used to create spirit photographs during it’s time as a cultural phenomena. We will look at the history, social context, methodology and armchair psychology behind this compelling phenomena. It is recommended that participants bring photographs and negatives of deceased family or friends.

Intro to Wet Plate with Lisa Elmaleh, NYC, 4-5 Oct 2014

Penumbra Foundation | Center for Alternative Photography
36 East 30th Street, NYC 10016
October 4-5, 2014
In this workshop, Lisa will teach students how to create glass negatives, tintypes and ambrotypes (glass positives) in camera.

Wet Plate Shooting Night, NYC, Aug 25 & Sept 10

This night is for students who have taken a wet plate course and need more practice. Students will be working with other students and sharing cameras. Our teaching assistant will be available to help you perfect your pouring method and exposure times. We will provide the cameras and lighting set-ups, chemistry, and tin.

Image of a large format film holder modified to hold metal plates
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.

tin types
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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