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Making Ambrotypes

Making Ambrotypes

An ambrotype is essentially a tintype on glass. The major difference is in the preparation of the...
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Applying Albumen

Applying Albumen

Here's a technique for applying albumen that's quick and bubble free.
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Preparing Glass Plates for Collodion

Preparing Glass Plates for Collodion

How to prepare glass for use with collodion films.
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Hazards of Over Development

Hazards of Over Development

For crisp clean images, avoid excessive development times.
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Using a Light Meter with Collodion Film

Using a Light Meter with Collodion Film

When we make the reasonable assumption that for daylight conditions, UV light intensity tracks...
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Understanding Light and Collodion Exposure

Understanding Light and Collodion Exposure

Understand how the quality of light changes throughout the day and seasons, and how best to manage...
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Wet-Dry Rack

Wet-Dry Rack

How to use the LundPhotographics Wet/Dry Rack for holding, storing, or washing (and drying!)...
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Standard Lab Practices

Standard Lab Practices

A short list of some common lab practices when working with collodion chemistry.
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Hand Pouring Developer

Hand Pouring Developer

Development can be done by applying the developer directly to a hand held plate. Here are some...
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Making In-Camera Test Plates

Making In-Camera Test Plates

You’ve set up for the first time in a new lighting condition. You're not quite sure what the...
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