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Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

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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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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27 February, 2020 at 11:57

Land Rover Series 3 – the location of the chassis number

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Recently I had some problems of finding a chassis number for my Land Rover Series 3 and although the images on the internet did help me a lot, they could do a better job, so that’s why I’m publishing these two images, so other people could locate it easier. HERE is the video of me finding the chassis number. I hope that helped.

I wish you a beautiful present moment!

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15 February, 2020 at 20:43

Life of a photographer / vlog #83

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This is an eclectic diary from the past week, being an artist, is a serious job! I hope you’ll enjoy it and please let me know if it was bearable the gopro footage and the sound. I know it’s challenging on certain occasions.

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

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10 February, 2020 at 22:35

Carbon Printing kit 2. part / Topshit Photography vlog #82

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This vlog is semi tutorial. I wanted to be the final vlog, but I didn’t expected the issues with my scale. That caused the inconsistency with carbon tissue production and consequently the contrast was all over the place. Now I’ve bought professional lab scale of 0,0001 gr preciseness and I expect more consistent results. We’ll see in the next vlog!

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1 February, 2020 at 10:17

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Carbon Print from a Film Negative / vlog #81

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In the vlog #81 I’ve learned that I can’t push expired film to the density I would want to see. From the fresh film I’ve easily got a good negative and from that negative I’ve made a great carbon print. Now I’ll make a carbon kits and send them to my greatest supporters from Patreon.com, so they can make a carbon print for themselves. Soon it’ll be available for the public.

Please leave a comment if this is something you would be interested in and leave a suggestion.

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1 February, 2020 at 10:02

Photography Resolutions 2020 / Vlog 80

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In this vlog I’m mentioning few photography resolutions. I hope it’ll be inspiring and you’ll enjoy it. Here are few links how to support this production:
Books:
https://www.borutpeterlin.com/shop/
Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/borutpeterlin
Thx to Anže Grabeljšek who was assisting me.

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1 February, 2020 at 09:59

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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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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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13 December, 2019 at 18:48

Rhythm in a photobook – Light Mood

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In the 76th episode of Topshit Photography, I’ve layed out my book Light Mood and I’m sharing with you the creative process of creating a rhythm in the book. It’s rather long vlog, but you will be the judge if it was worth of your attention. Please let me know.

For the book pre-order click here:
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Either way let us not forget…
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19 November, 2019 at 10:31