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Frederick Scott Archer Legacy Continues 183 Years Later
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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...
Wet Plate Social in Toronto
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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 email@example.com. Updates and...
First Tintype at The Rooms at Evergreen.
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Michelle is the first non-collodion based photographer to make a tintype at the Rooms at Evergreen (Dartmouth Heritage Museum).
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...
MUSINGS FROM THE ETHER: DOES SHINY EQUAL BETTER?
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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:...