Monthly Archives: May 2013

Process Cameras of the World…. sort of!

Process Cameras of the World…. sort of!

It seems theres still a few of these large process cameras out there. Heres a few people that I’ve been in touch with the last …

 

Salt Printing 2…

Salt Printing 2…

Another go at salt printing today. The UV facial tanner arrived in the mail. Exposures are much shorter but as expected the contrast was much flatter. …

 

Salt printing…

Salt printing…

Thought I’d have a go at Salt printing today. A quick visit to the corner shop for some table salt. I already had silver nitrate. The paper …

 

“The Family” – 1/2 plate Victorian Ambrotype

“The Family” – 1/2 plate Victorian Ambrotype

Picked this up at a local antique centre. They had lots of great furniture and ceramics, but the bit I like the best is the …

 

Hunter Penrose 2:1 or more?

Hunter Penrose 2:1 or more?

Had a bit of time spare this afternoon after varnishing a digitype job. Decided to see what the magnification/focal distance was on the Hunter Penrose camera …

 

More Harman tests…

More Harman tests…

Popped into the studio this afternoon to pick up some wet plate gear for tomorrow. Decided to shoot some of the Harman Direct Positive RC …

 

Filter that Silver & Harman Direct Positive paper!

Filter that Silver & Harman Direct Positive paper!

I’ve had this box in a drawer for a couple of years. Decided to try it in between filtering wet plate chems. I’ve heard of people …

 

European Collodion Weekend 2013

European Collodion Weekend 2013

I’ve just returned from the second European Collodion Weekend, held in Eindhoven, a gathering of International wet plate practitioners! First I’d like to say a huge …

 

World Wet Plate Day 2013

World Wet Plate Day 2013

Happy World Wet Plate Day to you. I’m in Eindhoven at the moment attending the Euro Collodion Weekend. So heres a pic of all my Victorian plates …

 

The big boil down…

The big boil down…

Yesterday I boiled down my silver bath in a saucepan on our kitchen stove. Didnt stink as bad as I thought it would. Normally I’d just …