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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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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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Debunking the Myth on Denatured Alcohol north of the 49th

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Emotions and opinion run the gamut when it comes to utilizing denatured alcohol within the collodion process. Some suggest it should be avoided at all cost while others report you can pour with confidence. Both opinions have merit. The first realization must be the understanding that the majority of collodion photographers today gain their information from social media channels originating in the United States of America. Therein lies the crux of the issue: what holds true in the good ole US of A may not be compatible with other countries, and most likely isn’t.  Most countries have liquor/spirits legislation that...

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MUSINGS FROM THE ETHER: DOES SHINY EQUAL BETTER?

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MUSINGS FROM THE ETHER: DOES SHINY EQUAL BETTER?

The lens is the most important piece of equipment one needs to purchase, even more so than the camera. Typically the better quality the lens, the better quality the final image. Without doubt the beginning photographer has browsed every online forum that could be found, and kicked-tires on EBay looking for the coveted Dallmeyer, Darlot or Voigtlander, and observed prices that  are worthy of a holiday in the tropics. It would seem the shinier the brass, the higher the cost. a Darlot petzval lens from 1862  You have also seen words attached to those lenses that seem a foreign language:...

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MUSINGS FROM THE ETHER: DOES SIZE MATTER?

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MUSINGS FROM THE ETHER: DOES SIZE MATTER?

In our continuing search of discovering all things collodion, we have been bombarded with the self-induced question: Does size matter?

The long-and-short of it is yes, and no.

 

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