Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pre World Wetplate Day test with Darlot lens

Pre World Wetplate Day test with Darlot lens

Heres John Brewer with his “new” 12×15 camera which he has been restoring. 5×7 Ambrotypes with Darlot Cone lens. 15 seconds indoors with natural light.

 

Ribblehead Viaduct with Darlot lens

Ribblehead Viaduct with Darlot lens

Popped up to North Yorkshire for a couple of days camping with Steph. Took the wetplate gear with me just in case I got a …

 

World Wetplate Day at The Darkbox Studio

World Wetplate Day at The Darkbox Studio

On Sunday its the third World Wetplate Day. We’re having a bit of an open day, if anyone wants to pop along then please feel free. …

 

Jamin Darlot Cone Cent lens

Jamin Darlot Cone Cent lens

Picked this up off of Gumtree Warrington for a really good price. I can just about make it fit my 5×7 tailboard camera using the …

 

Salturn by the Sea

Salturn by the Sea

This weekend a few of us attended the UKLFPG get together in Saltburn by the Sea. Whilst the majority of attendees were film users there were …

 

Professor Steve Dixon

Professor Steve Dixon

These are some plates taken after shooting some work digitally for Steve Dixon, Professorial Research Fellow in Contemporary Crafts at MMU. (link) I had originally asked …

 

Under pressure….

Under pressure….

Test shoot to assess lighting with the Interfit heads. f4.5 lens still needs 20 seconds. Mind you the collodion is getting on and pushing six months …

 

Test shoot – studio

Test shoot – studio

And a quick over view shoot of the studio. Love the way the studio windows have solarised. 5×7 ambrotypes.

 

Test shoot – Chair

Test shoot – Chair

Quick lens checking shoot in the studio to see which lenses covered what and to see how wide some were. All 5×7 ambrotypes.

 

The Wet Plate Photographer

The Wet Plate Photographer

Well we’re almost there, its taken a few weeks to get the studio sorted but in a few days we hope to be done and …