New Wet Plate Collodion images
After a month in Wet Plate Collodion 19th Century photography, I’ve learned quite a lot. My results are far from perfect, but I did paddle through mistakes that you can make in this process and no doubt many more are expected to come. Here are some newer results. Plates are dirty, I know. As a beginner I don’t have a proper silver bath (like that) and I’m using normal photo trays which results in a lot of dust and particles. I was filtering a lot in the beginning but after a month the level of silvernitrate has fallen from 250ml to 150ml and the fluid bearly covers a plate, so no filtering before I don’t get a new silver nitrate.
Portraits of children with dark background are illuminated by two flashes of joint power of 2250 Ws. I needed only one burst at aperture of f/4,5. Last time I was going crazy with proper illumination of a plate with joint power of 67.500 Ws, but I made a big mistake since I was using soft-boxes. Soft box filters UV light and since collodion is sensitive to blue-violet and ultra violet light, I needed so much power last time. This time I used without softboxes. Anyway I hope you will like it. Rate, comment and rock & roll!