Making Your First Tintype

Making Your First Tintype

A tutorial for making your first tintype.
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Studio Lighting Comparision for WetPlate

Studio Lighting Comparision for WetPlate

A comparison of the spectral sensitivity of collodion film with several common light sources to determine their relative efficiencies.
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Behind the Scenes at LundPhotographics

Behind the Scenes at LundPhotographics

Welcome to LundPhotographics, where the future is now!
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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!) collodion plates.
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Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 1/2)

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)

Mixing Salted Collodion (Part 2/2)

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

Portable Darkroom Setup

A short tutorial for setting up a portable darkroom.
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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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Sensitizing Collodion Plates

Sensitizing Collodion Plates

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

Film Holder Modifications

Using sheet film holders with wet plate photography.
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Fixing Plates

Fixing Plates

The function of the fixer is to combine with the undeveloped silver halides, making a water soluble compound that can then be rinsed out of the collodion with fresh water.
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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 pointers to help get you started.
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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 correct exposure should be. Should you eyeball it? Take a guess? How about making a test plate!
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Ferrous Sulfate Developer

Ferrous Sulfate Developer

Here is a good general purpose ferrous sulfate developer for collodion. The total volume is approximately 7.5 ounces.
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A Basic Collodion Formula

A Basic Collodion Formula

Here's a simple two salt, general purpose collodion formula for making ambrotypes or negatives. The total volume about 600 ml.
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