Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Strobes of Doom

The Strobes of Doom

Robert O’Callaghan was visiting Manchester for an RPS event, so last night he popped by the studio to shoot some plates and try out his …

 

Drawn by Light

Drawn by Light

Drawn by Light – The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum is on till the 21st June 2105. Go see it! Steph and …

 

The Silver Sunbeam

The Silver Sunbeam

The Silver Sunbeam is surely one of the must have reads for any photographer using historic processes. Written by John Towler in 1864, before you …

 

ECW 2015

ECW 2015

Well its been a week since I’ve got back from the 2015 European Collodion Weekend at Eindhoven, Holland. Over 40 International collodion wet platers talking, …

 

Lynne Connolly – a wet plate tutorial

Lynne Connolly – a wet plate tutorial

On Saturday Lynne Connolly came to the studio for a wet plate tutorial. Lynne is a photographic artist and Tutor at Chester University. She shot a variety …

 

Parcel mountain

Parcel mountain

The good thing about returning from a week off work is the large amount of pressies waiting for me! Lovely tinted ambrotype Tiny tinted ambrotype 50 1/4 plate …

 

Mr Langtons Parlour Portrait

Mr Langtons Parlour Portrait

Two framed tinted albumen prints by James Arthur Langton. I didn’t buy these for the actual photographs but more for the printed details on the …

 

Criterion View Camera

Criterion View Camera

I always recommend to people when they ask, only buy a camera if it has its plate holder(s). Every now and again I should listen …

 

New ambrotypes to the collection

New ambrotypes to the collection

A couple of little ambrotypes to add to the collection. Prices continue to riseĀ for vintage plates on Feepay, especially for ones in decent cases. People …