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An ambrotype is essentially a tintype on glass. The major difference is in the preparation of the...
Here's a technique for applying albumen that's quick and bubble free.
Portable Darkroom Setup: The Sequel
An updated description of how to set up a LundPhotographics portable darkroom.
The traditional method of finishing a plate is to varnish it after it's thoroughly dry. This is...
Pour the collodion slowly but steadily onto the center of the plate. As you pour the collodion, it...
Preparing Glass Plates for Collodion
How to prepare glass for use with collodion films.
Preparing Tin for Collodion
Things to know when using pre-coated aluminum sheet for tintypes.
Specral Sensitivity of Collodion Film
The spectral sensitivity of collodion is markedly different than what the eye sees. Here are some...
Using Modified Sheet Film Holders
How to use a modified sheet film holder with wet plate collodion.
Using a Light Meter with Collodion Film
When we make the reasonable assumption that for daylight conditions, UV light intensity tracks...
Mixing Ferrous Sulfate Developer
A step by step tutorial showing you how to mix ferrous sulfate developer for use with collodion...
Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 1/2)
Part 1 of a two part tutorial on mixing salted collodion for wet plate photography.
Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 2/2)
Part 2 of mixing salted collodion for wet plate photography.
Portable Darkroom Setup
A short tutorial for setting up a portable darkroom.
Standard Lab Practices
A short list of some common lab practices when working with collodion chemistry.
Sensitizing Collodion Plates
Before it can be exposed in the camera, a collodion plate must be sensitized in a solution of...
Film Holder Modifications
Using sheet film holders with wet plate photography.
The function of the fixer is to combine with the undeveloped silver halides, making a water soluble...
Ferrous Sulfate Developer
Here is a good general purpose ferrous sulfate developer for collodion. The total volume is...
A Basic Collodion Formula
Here's a simple two salt, general purpose collodion formula for making ambrotypes or negatives. The...