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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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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.

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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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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.

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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 Photography IN COLOUR!

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This vlog is a second part of the project I’ve done for a costume designer Alan Hranitelj and in this vlog I’m sharing few tips on how to face challenges in this situation. I hope it will be useful for you colleagues.

Here is the link to the Unmesh Dinda from PixImperfect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Y8YcKnRm0&t=

Osterman’s collodion manual is available on the link:
http://collodion.org/pubs.html

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Hand coloured wet plate collodion images

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In this vlog I’m showing my ambrotypes commissioned by Alan Hranitelj, an amazing costume designer. The scans of ambrotypes I’ve digitally hand coloured. I hope you like the show.

Camera Mik Kovačič and Anže Grabeljšek.
Editing by Anže Grabeljšek.

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Ultra Large Tintype on eBay!

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HERE is the eBay link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/223583573202

For this tintype I’ve shed some sweat, tears and blood. Mosquitoes are my witness! I have made few beautiful ambrotypes as well, but with this material at this temperature and humidity was just insanely to work with. On the end I’ve cracked all the problems and the result is in front of you. I have shared few insights, I hope it will be of some help to somebody. If you had the same problem, please share your experiences. I know few people who just stopped using that kind of aluminium.

OK, now back to work. I am planning to publish a new vlog tomorrow. Easy one, a photobook reaction vlog.

And big thank you to all of my patreons: https://www.patreon.com/borutpeterlin

Written by Borut Peterlin

11 July, 2019 at 21:48