Monthly Archives: May 2014

VDB contrast control

VDB contrast control

I wasn’t best pleased with my last lot of Van Dyke Brown prints so thought I’d have another go with some contrast control this time. …

 

Tintype

Tintype

I actually bought this plate hoping it was an ambrotype as it was described incorrectly online and has the “look” of an ambrotype. Turned out …

 

Richard

Richard

Richard had popped back to the studio for a couple of plates. I had planned on using window light for the session as the day …

 

Mothers Great Aunt?

Mothers Great Aunt?

A cased ambrotype of a young lady. A label on the reverse of the case says something like Mothers Great Aunt, and then a name I …

 

Wet plate dog tags anyone?

Wet plate dog tags anyone?

Richard popped into the studio this evening to sit for a couple of plates, when they are dry I’ll copy them and post them up. …

 

Ambrotypes…

Ambrotypes…

A new set of ambrotypes to add to my collection. I love it when items are badly described on Feepay. The price of ambrotypes have …

 

European Collodion Weekend 2014

European Collodion Weekend 2014

Well thats another ECW over with and now I’m really looking forward to next years. A 1000 mile trip thats well worth the effort. It was …

 

Gatehouse of Fleet

Gatehouse of Fleet

The McMurray Photographic Archive On the 14th & 15th June I’ve been invited to shoot wet plates at Gatehouse of Fleet as part of the celebrations …

 

Silver Nitrate

Silver Nitrate

A new Silver Nitrate supplier on the scene is Michael Hickey from Ireland. I’ve bought Silver Nitrate from Michael in the past, his prices are very …