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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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