Wet-plate collodion photography is a process that lets you develop a photo onto a piece of glass. It has some neat applications, but it's not a simple process, and most people use a special camera to do it because the silver nitrate used to process usually ends up leaking, whi ...more
Quinn Jacobson demonstrates how to flow a 4x5 glass plate to make a wet plate collodion negative. Learn how to prepare equipment for taking Collodion pictures by watching this video photography tutorial.
Collodion—it's one of those things that you probably never heard of before, but have actually come across many times in life. It's used for all kinds of applications, from photography to special effects, and it even has a few medical uses. So, what exactly is collodion? Photo ...more
Quinn shows the entire 19th Century wet plate Collodion process step by step, including a brief history of the process. He talks about taking wet plate "on the road" (mobile photography). Learn how to take pictures using the Collodian method by watching this video photography ...more
This is a video demonstration of making a wet plate collodion negative, or ambrotype. Learn how to make a print a Collodion picture by watching this video photography tutorial.
This video shows the process of varnishing a black glass Ambrotype. Not a high "wow-factor" here, but some practical knowledge needed in the process. It's very important to varnish wet plate images as they damage and tarnish easily. Learn how to varnish Collodion pictures by w ...more
This shows the process of making a positive image on clear glass; traditionally, this would be called an Ambrotype. Here, it is a little bit overexposed to get a "soft negative" or a negative that can be used with modern silver paper (printing). Learn how to make a glass posit ...more
Art Babble is a video network for artists and art lovers alike, launched by a group of curators at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The site is divided into channels, series and partners, with a wide variety of top notch videos from institutions far and wide. The Getty Museum h ...more
TINTYPE 62 points (12 points without the bingo) Definition: a kind of photograph [n] Tintypes are a type of photograph that you would find in antique shops, estate sales, and maybe even in your attic. Despite its name, these old time ferrotype photos weren't actually made of ...more