Wetplate collodion - ambrotype and negatives

 

The moment Talbot invented his paper negatives, research started for a substrate to replace paper and eliminate its obvious drawbacks. Though attention was immediately directed towards glass, it was only some years later that a truly successful process appeared and it was…. the wetplate colodion, a process capable not only of producing reasonably fast (by the standards of the day) plates for making negatives, but also of creating the magical, silvery ambrotypes so popular even today.


Ambrotype – two day workshop

Ambrotype – two day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn one of the most beautiful photographic processes. The magic of wetplate photography or, to be more specific, of ambrotypes, hasn’t passed for over 150 years which have passed...