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Lee Garland – A Wet Plate Tutorial

This Sunday I gave a wet plate tutorial to photographer Lee Garland.

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His very first plate. He says it was a fluke!

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Not a bad start. I then got him to shoot a plate grossly overexposed/dev stopped early and a grossly underexposed plate with extended development to see the effect on the plates and how far you can push things. I think this is a useful tool for a beginner.

A few more of his plates….and a new Facebook profile pic I think.

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Several collodion short pours and a few issues with his dev pour but he soon got the hang of it.

He’d not brought his tripod for his 5×4 camera that he wanted to try out. My Manfrotto was at work so we attached it to the wooden Gandolfi tripod. It does look a bit weird but was rock solid.

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Later in the afternoon his partner Anna joined us and sat for a couple of plates. She even shot one of her own later on, well, she took the lens cap off.

Using the Watson Studio camera with the Darlot cone lens.

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Two whole plates from the end of the day, one ambrotype and one tintype. By now his collodion and dev pours had improved hugely.

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He even had a go at a couple of 35mm slr plates.

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I look forward to seeing what he does with wet plate there was already talk of a darkroom in the garage as he was leaving.

Sorry for the dodgy digital plate captures.

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