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Wet Plate Conversations

Let’s come together and talk wet plate. Show your work, share and discuss articles or ask questions.

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Curated by Markus Hofstätter
with Filip Waeytens, Mia Quagliarello, Mike McCue, Flipboard Photographers and 9 others

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  • I like the idea a lot and also his plates look interesting. I often shoot with a lens that has a smaller image circle, like he did. It like the look of this extreme vignetting. Maybe it was a bit warm for the chemicals or the developer was to strong. What do you guys think? https://petapixel.com/2022/09/27/photographer-captures-motorcross-riders-on-a-wet-plate-camera/

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    Markus Hofstätter
    Photographer Captures Motorcross Riders on a Wet Plate Camera

    Photographer Captures Motorcross Riders on a Wet Plate Camera

    petapixel.com - Matt Growcoot

    Photographer Matt Alberts used an antiquated wet plate tintype camera to cover the modern world of freeride motocross. Alberts, who has been shooting …

  • A short one about coating glass plates with albumen

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    Markus Hofstätter
    Egg 🥚 to Photo 📸 #shorts
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    Egg 🥚 to Photo 📸 #shorts

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    For big glass plates I need an egg to make albumen to make the collodion stick

  • A sneak peek of an ambrotype that I did recently. This is one of my oldest apple trees in my garden. It nearly died, but somehow it came to new life. I calculated the exposure to get more detail out of the branches. That’s why all the leaves are very bright. I will explain the technical aspect on my patreon page. But I have one more question for you, why are skies mostly white when using the wet collodion process?

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