Wet Plate Collodion Manual

Manual, Wet Plate Collodion

This solidly packed 60 page manual spells out everything you need to know to get started in collodion.

This 2020 edition of the Manual is designed to be your darkroom cookbook for the wet plate collodion process. It's intended to be a handy reference while working in the darkroom and just begs to have silver stains in the margins and dog ears on the formula and chemistry pages. Don't be shy with it, this manual is meant to be used. This solidly packed 60 page manual spells out everything you need to know to get started and keep you going in collodion. It boasts a completely updated and expanded troubleshooting section with example illustrations for those practical problems you're most likely to encounter when working with collodion.  Printed on heavy weight paper for extra durability in the darkroom.

Contents includes:

  • Salting the Collodion
  • Silver Nitrate Solution
  • The Developer
  • The Fixer
  • Plate Preparation
  • Albumen Subbing
  • Pouring Salted Collodion
  • Making Your First Exposure
  • Developing the Plate
  • Fixing the Plate
  • Washing the Plate
  • Fixer Removers
  • Varnishing
  • Using Your Light Meter
  • Negatives - Exposure and Redevelopment
  • Trouble Shooting
  • "On The Road" Materials Checklist
  • Formulas
  • Safety Information
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