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  1. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    This is a perfectly good approach to albumenizing a glass plate, yes.

    One note: if you plan to redevelop the plate using the iodine rehalogenation method Quinn advocates, you can do it without...
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    Sticky: Re: New Forum--populate it!

    Happy to have you here and participating, Drew!
  3. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Funny to make an 8 minute video demonstrating something that can be illustrated in 2 minutes or less.

    The person who made that video omitted something from the demo that could lead to...
  4. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    There’s a couple of things going on here: if you mix a previously used silver bath with a new bath then you’ve got a silver bath that’s 2/3 virgin silver in there. The contrast isn’t going to be the...
  5. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Grass can wait.

    Quinn has been doing these live Q&A broadcasts for a few months now, in part to remain “social” in a time that in-person interactions aren’t possible in the normal way, and in part...
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    Re: The Fisherman

    Excellent!
  7. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    When I bought my B&S kit three years ago, I followed the instructions for using Amino silane to get better adhesion on glass, and all it did was make a mess of plates and ruin a batch of collodion. I...
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    Sticky: Re: New Forum--populate it!

    Awesome, thank you!
  9. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Wet Plate clean isn't the same as "clean from the supplier", I expect. The issue here is that to clean glass for collodion, the surface has to be lightly etched by an abrasive, which is what the...
  10. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Yes, sometimes the rough edges can be enough to hold the collodion to the glass, but I have had an occasional plate shuck the collodion, so I like to edge with albumen, that way it always sticks....
  11. Thread: I tried

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    Re: I tried

    Which thread was this?
  12. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Ahh yes, “edging the plate”. What is this and what is it’s purpose?

    It’s the application, by Q-tip, of a dilute solution of egg albumen and water to the outer 1/8” of the cleaned surface of a...
  13. Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    New to the Wet Plate Collodion process? It can be intimidating, and there is a steep learning curve. If you have questions (and you will!), the more experienced members here can hopefully answer them...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Better to spend the $15 than wait for months and still no hydrometer.
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    All of what you say is true, Bryan. But what is also true is this: 95% of all published information (blogs, web sites, eBooks, etc) that I used to refer to 20 years ago is gone from the web. As you...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Bostick & Sullivan ships their wet plate kits with the silver bath already prepared, in bottles. He won't be mixing his own silver bath, at least this time. But what Kent said is almost guaranteed to...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Any standard wine makers hydrometer works fine. The idea is to measure the AgNO3 value of a brand new silver bath (Typically a new bath of 9% AgNO3 measures between 1.069 and 1.075 on a hygrometer...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    I expect a fair number of members from collodion.com already are here.
    What exactly is "the appropriate subforum" for this topic?? It has always confused me in the extreme where to post content...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    One of the reasons this is being proposed is because the collodion.com discussion forum was shuttered by its owner recently, because he decided it was too costly to maintain. It was the last/only...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    No, Quinn gives a login and password to access the tutorials. No Vimeo account needed.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Online tutorials via Vimeo login. You can download copies to your own computer.
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Yup, that is the correct edition. Thank you.
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Quinn appears to be consolidating his various web sites, and so things are moving around. I cannot find a link to his 2019 edition at the moment.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    I hope you bought the 2019 edition? It’s a much expanded version with vastly more information.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Yup.
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    Re: Scanning 8x10 Negatives

    I use an Epson V750 for all my 8x10 negatives and it delivers outstanding results. I could print billboards from the scans.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Actually, the question is "Should there be a Wet Plate sub-forum". This came in response to the fact that Quinn Jacobson recently eliminated the discussion forum component of his web site, and so a...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    I'm confused by this. The question is whether or not we should be creating a distinct area to focus on the wet plate collodion process. I see no point in drawing a line to create a distinction...
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    I'm not sure if this is a serious suggestion or not. My impression is that MySpace is ostensibly for musicians to promote their craft and little else. When someone directs me to a MySpace page, I...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Most practitioners make positives (tintypes, alumitypes, ambrotypes, etc.), which does not require any further steps to produce an image. However, wet plate collodion negatives are loaded with rich...
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    Re: Wet plate collodion users

    Agreed. There is FAR too much information to be shared about the process than can be comfortably fit into a single thread.
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    George, I completely understand your response, and empathize with you. After 20+ years contributing content to various presences on the Internet, I've come to realize that the WWW is NOT a great...
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    Re: Wet plate collodion users

    I would recommend you acquire a copy of Quinn Jacobson's book Chemical Pictures, which is now available as a non-limited edition (and as such, is much less expensive). If Quinn doesn't talk about it...
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    Re: Wet plate collodion users

    Seems to me that if its intended to be a lasting repository of technical information, it shouldn't be a single thread, but a distinct section of the forum. But this would be a bit of an anomaly, as...
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    Re: Wet plate collodion users

    Question: what is the goal of this thread? Is this meant to serve as a kind of collodion sub-forum? Serious question here. Its unclear to me from your opener what you'd like this to become. :-)
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Antique Roses
    From a 5x7 inch wet plate collodion negative. I used a Voigtlander Petzval lens on a B&J Watson camera. Old Workhorse collodion used, and Iodine redevelopment was part of the process. ...
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    I asked Quinn about the deletion of the forum and at no point in the conversation did he say anything about keeping an archive of it. I kinda doubt he did.

    On the plus side, he has now made his...
  39. Thread: Hypo clear?

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    Re: Hypo clear?

    I do hope you didn't actually mean you were using hypo clear BEFORE fixing, as that would be pretty pointless.
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Quinn's decision was more about managing costs than giving in to The Facebook Monster eating his audience. Still, its a shame to lose the collodion forum. But as much as I lament the loss of Quinn's...
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