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MUSINGS FROM THE ETHER: IS COLLODION RIGHT FOR ME?

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MUSINGS FROM THE ETHER:   IS COLLODION RIGHT FOR ME?

wet plate photography is little different than digital captures, or E6 and C41 processes. Collodion at its very core is little more than another tool within the photographer’s tool chest from which to communicate a predetermined message.

 

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How did I arrive at the 1851 Logo?

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In advance of getting my little online store up and running, it seems I spent more time fussing over names than anything else.  The look of the store, the products to carry, whether to charge in Canadian or US dollars, and a myriad of other considerations can all be amended with little long term implications. The name and brand, however, is quite another matter. In my last entry I gave a brief explanation of how we arrived at the “Antique Pictureology” name. Due to the background of how the name simply fell into my lap, it just felt right.   ...

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