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Making Ambrotypes
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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
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Applying Albumen

Here's a technique for applying albumen that's quick and bubble free.
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Portable Darkroom Setup: The Sequel
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Portable Darkroom Setup: The Sequel

An updated description of how to set up a LundPhotographics portable darkroom.
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Varnishing Plates
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Varnishing Plates

The traditional method of finishing a plate is to varnish it after it's thoroughly dry. This is...
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Pouring Collodion
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Pouring Collodion

Pour the collodion slowly but steadily onto the center of the plate. As you pour the collodion, it...
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Preparing Glass Plates for Collodion
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Preparing Glass Plates for Collodion

How to prepare glass for use with collodion films.
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Preparing Tin for Collodion
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Preparing Tin for Collodion

Things to know when using pre-coated aluminum sheet for tintypes.
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Specral Sensitivity of Collodion Film
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Specral Sensitivity of Collodion Film

The spectral sensitivity of collodion is markedly different than what the eye sees. Here are some...
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Using Modified Sheet Film Holders
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Using Modified Sheet Film Holders

How to use a modified sheet film holder with wet plate collodion.
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Using a Light Meter with Collodion Film
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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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Mixing Ferrous Sulfate Developer
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Mixing Ferrous Sulfate Developer

A step by step tutorial showing you how to mix ferrous sulfate developer for use with collodion...
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Making Your First Tintype
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Making Your First Tintype

A tutorial for making your first tintype.
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Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 1/2)
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Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 1/2)

Part 1 of a two part tutorial on mixing salted collodion for wet plate photography.
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Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 2/2)
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Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 2/2)

Part 2 of mixing salted collodion for wet plate photography.
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Portable Darkroom Setup
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Portable Darkroom Setup

A short tutorial for setting up a portable darkroom.
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Standard Lab Practices
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Standard Lab Practices

A short list of some common lab practices when working with collodion chemistry.
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Sensitizing Collodion Plates
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Sensitizing Collodion Plates

Before it can be exposed in the camera, a collodion plate must be sensitized in a solution of...
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Film Holder Modifications
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Film Holder Modifications

Using sheet film holders with wet plate photography.
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Fixing Plates
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Fixing Plates

The function of the fixer is to combine with the undeveloped silver halides, making a water soluble...
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Ferrous Sulfate Developer
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Ferrous Sulfate Developer

Here is a good general purpose ferrous sulfate developer for collodion. The total volume is...
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A Basic Collodion Formula
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A Basic Collodion Formula

Here's a simple two salt, general purpose collodion formula for making ambrotypes or negatives. The...
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