Monthly Archives: January 2014

Albumen CDV

Albumen CDV

This is only the second Carte de Visite that I own, I tend not to collect them, but this one for 99p I thought was …

 

Gandolfi Half Plate Tailboard

Gandolfi Half Plate Tailboard

Picked up this lovely half plate tailboard camera by Gandolfi. It was advertised as having a light tight bellows. Well it was until I racked them …

 

Paper negatives…

Paper negatives…

It occurred to me the other day that there were a few “basic” photographic techniques I’d never even tried. I’m sure there are many intricacies and …

 

New camera….. sort of!

New camera….. sort of!

I was at the studio shooting a plate for a client this evening and in between senstizing plates I made a little camera body for …

 

Yashica GTN – New light seals & First test roll

Yashica GTN – New light seals & First test roll

I replaced the light seals on the Yashica GTN before Christmas. The original seals were pretty gunky and next to useless. Replacing them was straight …

 

Dry plates anyone?

Dry plates anyone?

I picked up another five boxes of dry plates yesterday from a local chap who was clearing out a relatives collection. So my collection of …

 

A job lot of plates…

A job lot of plates…

I “unknowingly” bought this group of plates during my fevered illness over the last couple of weeks. Apparently I bid/won/paid for these on Feepay in …

 

New lenses to play with…

New lenses to play with…

Below is a Beseler 18 inch f3.6, I bought this what seems like an age ago, took forever to arrive from Canada. I got it …

 

Strange little ambrotype.

Strange little ambrotype.

Another 99p ambrotype to add to the collection. This one is unvarnished and the emulsion side was covered with clear glass with a gilt surround. 1/16th …