Wet Plate Studio Equipment

Wet Plate Collodion Photography

Photo Process

A process where the photographic chemicals are applied to a glass or aluminium plate by hand, exposed in a plate camera, and developed before they dry.

Complicated - but beautiful

The images resulting from this process can be ambrotypes on clear or black glass, glass negatives or tintypes. Although quite a demanding, expensive and lengthy process, wet plate collodion technique is gaining back its popularity among photo artists.

Looks different

Extreme sharp photos, but with an immense blur outside the center. Colors look strange, because the chemicals react to UV light: red becomes black, blue turns to white.

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