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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...
Real Photographers Make Negatives
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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...
HALIFAX the CRADLE: Photography Introduced to British North America
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