Photographic emulsions

 

It was the invention of photographic emulsions in the second half of the 19th century that made the rise of modern photography possible. They not only made it possible to increase the speed of photographic materials but, first of all, enabled the production of materials that could be transported, stored and developed a long time after exposure. And, it was emulsions, that dominated the world of photography between the last decades of 19th century and the rise of digital technology.


Chloride POP emulsions (collodion and gelatin)

Many photographes feel really nostalgic about the chloride papers that were still manufactured in the late 1990’s. Despite their low speed that require contact printing, they offered unrivalled image quality. Quality so perfect that, even though they disappeared from...

Silver gelatin dryplate

Silver gelatin dryplate, which was the real beginning of the silver based photography as we know it, is probably one of the most difficult challenges that a person passionate about historical processes can face. In order to make our...