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Frederick Scott Archer Legacy Continues 183 Years Later

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Frederick Scott Archer Legacy Continues 183 Years Later

May is a month we wait for with anticipation at The Rooms at Evergreen. The sun starts to gain some warmth and that translates to making plates for another season at the Cradle of Photography in British North America.  On May 31, we celebrate the 183rd anniversary of the first announcement of a “Photogenic Drawing” having been made in Halifax, the first such in British North America. May is also the month when Wet Plate Collodion photographers from around the world celebrate the introduction of the process by Frederic Scott Archer in 1851. On the first Saturday of the month...

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Wet Plate Social in Toronto

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Wet Plate Social in Toronto

  I am just receiving news that fellow Canadian wet plate image maker, Horst Herget, will be resurrecting his “Wet Plate Social” for first timers to old timers. He was just getting the monthly event up and running when COVID public safety protocols closed the doors. If you are in The Big Smoke (Toronto) on Monday, 18 October, do yourself a favour and drop in to Horst’s Daylight Studio between 7:00 – 9:00pm. Otherwise, mark your calendar for the Third Monday of each month for this recurring event. Double vaccinated (COVID-19) attendees only and RSVP Horst at  tintype@horstherget.com. Updates and...

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Real Photographers Make Negatives

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Real Photographers Make Negatives

One of the fun components of working with collodion based image making is the many variations it provides. By reading 19th century literature it is easy to determine that photographers made negatives, all other practitioners were called tintypists, daguerreotypists and ambrotypists. This is why some contemporary collodion based photographers will sometimes say, with tongue in cheek and intended humour: Real photographers make negatives. Hobbit's Garden, Salted Silver Print   Is it more challenging to make a negative?  Most definitely. Are the rewards greater? That depends. Enjoyment comes in many different forms – I enjoy the opportunity to try the many different printing techniques...

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First Tintype at The Rooms at Evergreen.

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First Tintype at The Rooms at Evergreen.

Michelle is the first non-collodion based photographer to make a tintype at the Rooms at Evergreen (Dartmouth Heritage Museum).

 

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Supply Chain Challenges Resolved

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Supply Chain Challenges Resolved

  TBS made the following tweet late Friday evening. Although the settlement is tentative and must be ratified by union membership, it is anticipated operations will resume to normal.    The #GC has reached a tentative deal for border services officers represented by @psac_afpc and @ciu_sdi 10:48 PM · Aug 6, 2021

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