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Alexey Alexeev Photography (Ambrotypes, Tintypes, Wet-Plate Collodion)
Collodion pouring and sensitizing
    Wet-Plate Collodion Process Description


   Wet-Plate Collodion Process was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. The process was safer and more convenient than its predecessor the Daguerreotype, and much sharper than its contemporary the Calotype, but wetplate collodion still required the proximity of a darkroom and the preparation, exposure, and processing of the plate all within a matter of minutes.
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Wet-Plate Collodion Process. Ambrotype.
    Wet-Plate Collodion Process. Ambrotype.


   Wet-Plate process was invented by, an English sculptor and photographer, Frederic Scott Archer in 1851. He experimented with collodion in the hope of producing a photographic negative on ordinary glass plates. He also found that underexposed very thin negative looks like good positive being placed on a black background. Such photographs on glass with black paint on one side called ambrotypes and on metal with black varnish called tintype (or Ferrotype)
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Ambrotype scan result
    Scanning an ambrotype or tintype


   Making ambrotype or tintype is very interesting and rather hard process. The last step of the process is varnishing the plate. Varnish layer preserve a plate from oxidizing. But our work is not finished yet. Usually we need to make a digital copy of our ambrotype.
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