Oklahoma City-based photographer Mark Zimmerman recorded a video of himself making a wet plate image from start to finish. Check it out!
Earlier this week, we shared a video from the George Eastman House about the collodion process, or more commonly known as the wet plate process. And as fascinating it sounds in print, we reckon that for those who has not experienced it first-hand, watching a video would prove to be much more interesting than reading about it.
Which is why we’re here to share to you a video made by Oklahoma City-based photographer Mark Zimmerman.
Zimmerman strapped a GoPro Hero 3 to his head and recorded the entire process of creating a wet-plate image, giving the viewer a first-person perspective.
The collodion process, more commonly known as the wet plate process, was invented in 1851 by Frederic Scott Archer. It is a simple process of coating a clean glass plate with a special mixture of bromide, iodide, or chloride dissolved in collodion, and then placing the plate in a silver nitrate bath. The image is exposed upon the plate while it is wet, and then immediately set to develop.
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Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.