Saturday, July 8, 2017

Facebook Post: Learning Chemistry For Wet Plate Work

Gosh...joined a wonderful new facebook group..COLLODION BASTARDS...learning tons of chemistry stuff i(should have paid attention more in chemistry 10, 20). I will have to learn how to mix my own collodion, developer and silver bath. The bath for my mammoth ambrotypes (glass images) will probably be over $2000 maybe even $3000 because of the cost of silver nitrate. Here is an online tutorial on mixing collodion. Imagine doing this on the road all over Canada and then making 35x35 inch ambrotypes, this will be quite the adventure!!! Really looking forward to it, 6 months in Thai first thou.
Mixing Poe Boy Collodion