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I was a guest at The United Art Gallery

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Dear readers, followers and supporters,
Markus Hofstätter is a fellow wet plate photographer from Vienna and he runs a project The United Art Gallery, promoting wet plate photographers and their work. I was a guest on his podcast Behind The United Art Gallery.

I enjoyed the conversation very much and I’m very impressed how well the final result came out. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.
Thank you Markus!

Written by Borut Peterlin

3 July, 2020 at 09:53

My Youtube channel got hacked!!! / Vlog #95

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Catastrophe, my youtube channel got hacked. Hackers left some clues behind and if you recognise somebody in this surveillance footage, let me know!

An Albumen Print from an Ultra Large Format Collodion negative / vlog #92

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In this vlog I’ve made an albumen prints from collodion negatives, I’ve made in the past vlogs. I’ve experienced contamination of my prints and I’m suspecting that the albumen didn’t prevent the contact of silvernitrate with the base paper. The matter of more future tests. I’ve also tried to make a carbon print, but DAS sensitiser has a horrible tonal threshold in highlights, so I wasn’t satisfyed with the carbon print. In the future I’ll make a multilayered carbon print, to get a pleasing result throughout the tonality of the print.

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THANK YOU!!!

Wet Plate Collodion project, A New Earth, Vlog #89

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In this vlog I’m sharing with you the process of creation of the fourth plate in my project A New Earth. The project is a post-apocalyptic New Deal with mother nature. The project A New Earth is inspired with the work of Ana Mendieta, Eckhart Tolle and of course Alan Watts. The next vlog will be about the making of albumen and carbon prints from these negatives.
This vlog is supported by 132 patreons and I could not be able to do this without their support. In each vlog, I draw one lucky patreon and send him or her additional gift. This time is Katie Brittie from Dallas, Texas, USA.

If you want to support this channel and this project, here are three options. https://www.patreon.com/borutpeterlin
https://www.borutpeterlin.com/shop/
https://www.paypal.me/borutpeterlin

Self-Isolation art project – A New Earth

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As the pandemic is spreading throughout the world I’ve started my new project A New Earth. Inspired by the book of Eckhart Tolle I used the same title of my project and the words are originally from the Bible.

While being self-isolated, I’m nurturing peace, self-reflecting and breathing while making glass plates. I hope that the state of mind will successfully transcend through my art work. The ambrotype is one of a kind, I do not have a duplicate. I’m selling it so I can make the project rolling. Imagine that only for the silvernitrate bath I need 7 litres of 9% solution, which would cost on the market close to 1000 EUR. I’ve payed half the amount, because I’ve bought it directly from China, but still you get the idea. If this project will be successful as I imagine it to be, this plate will gain its value for sure. But that said if I don’t get the funds now, the project will not happen. So I believe I’m offering the best deal for the viewers, the buyer and myself.

The eBay auction from 0,99$ https://www.ebay.com/itm/223956101792

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Written by Borut Peterlin

24 March, 2020 at 22:20

About friends, alter ego and – oh – some wet plate photography

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This vlog is again a photographer’s diary or actually only two topics. Plus some Land Rover maintenance. I hope you’ll find it fun. Let me know if you prefer silver-gelatin print from the negative or ambrotype (wet plate collodion positive). May the topshit be with you!

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Workshop calendar: https://www.topshitphotography.com/

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Carbon print from a collodion negative

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Last two weeks I worked really a lot, but the vlog I’ve limited only to my passion for carbon printing. I’m already preparing for the new episode. Tonight suppose to be snowing and tomorrow morning I’m in the woodlands making plates!

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Written by Borut Peterlin

27 February, 2020 at 11:57

How to Develop a Wet Plate Collodion Plate / Vlog 79

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In this vlog I’m sharing with you some of my experience about developing a wet plate collodion plate. I hope you will enjoy it. Sorry it wasn’t a short vlog. And I’ve skipped quite few non-essential things.

If you’ve learned something new and you would appreciate more of this kind of content, please support the channel and the vision, either by buying my book or becoming my patreon.

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Written by Borut Peterlin

13 December, 2019 at 18:52

Collodion test / Which one is the best? / E:78

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In this vlog I’m breaking a myth about contrast in collodion photography. It does not exist. You can make whatever contrast you like with (almost) whatever collodion. Less exposure more development will cause higher contrast and vice versa. In Film photography the same principle is known as pull / push process in the film developing stage.

PS: sorry, I forgot to check my audio levels.

My favourite collodion is Osterman’s standard collodion
4ml of water
3 gr of CdBr2
4 gr of KI
140 ml of alcohol

140 ml ether
220 Collodion 4% USP quality

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Written by Borut Peterlin

13 December, 2019 at 18:48

Wet Plate Collodion Patreon Rewards 2019

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In this vlog together with Anže we’ve made a bunch of ambrotypes as a thank you gifts to my patreons. At the moment I have about 94 patreons who are supporting my with monthly donations and on top of my vlogging production I’m sending them photographs or books or even become their collodion tutor. From today another reward is being introduced for my patreons. Every month I will draw one out of my patreons and send him / her a thank you gift. Perhaps you might want to support my channel and become one of my patreons?

Please follow this link: https://patreon.com/borutpeterlin

Perhaps you want to support my channel and buy my book? https://www.borutpeterlin.com/shop/

Perhaps you just want to buy me a cup of tea? (I don’t drink alcohol, sorry, nobody’s perheft. #Spelling #topshit)
https://www.paypal.me/borutpeterlin

Written by Borut Peterlin

12 October, 2019 at 16:38