wet and dry plate collodion

details from my adventure in wet and dry plate collodion negative making at the scully and osterman sylight studio in rochester, ny.
images: glass plate retouching apparatus, plate rack, choosing an aperture, pouring a plate, salt print portrait with original collodion negative.

19 comments:

  1. So amazing! Love this!

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  2. Beautiful! I love this.

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  3. Very interesting, would love to have this knowledge in order to create this photography. Great photos on your part to boot!

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  4. Beautiful.

    ps; I texted you last week! Not sure if you got it.

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    1. Thanks Liz! You texted me? No I didn't get it! I'll email you today.

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  5. I've been trying to find a place to learn this so I'm grateful to learn about a studio that does it still.

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    1. The Ostermans are incredibly knowledgeable - I highly recommend attending a workshop with them, I had the best time!

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  6. Oh my! Totally looks awesome! I hope I could make one like this too!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. love the color on the walls.

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  8. I just stumbled on your blog and LOVE it. All of your photos scream nostalgia and calm - as if it's of a different time all together.

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    1. Thank you! What a beautiful compliment.

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  9. SO happy you did the workshop...love the Ostermans! Your portrait turned out beautifully!

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    1. I really had the best time and I have to thank Mark for my pretty portrait, he is a master indeed. I can't wait to go back - maybe later this year.

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  10. very cool. how long was the exposure?

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    1. Thanks, I believe the exposure was 45-47 seconds - somewhere around there.

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  11. Thank you all so much for the compliments!!

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  12. I don't know how I missed this post.

    My husband, son, and I lived in Rochester for six months. I desperately wanted to do one of the workshops through the Eastman house. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to before we moved. I did get to tour the house, though. It's beautiful.

    These images are so lovely. I especially like the one with the chemical being poured onto the glass. I took Historical Processes in college, but we never did wet/dry plates. I hope you're able to do more!

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