In this fast paced world where everyone wants everything and anything immediately, people just don’t have time to learn things. That’s why I’ve put together this handy little how-to guide for learning the fine art of wet plating. Instead of spending your valuable time in a workshop being taught the craft by a professional you can learn everything you need to know FOR FREE in this quick, handy, looping tutorial.
For those interested these are all the different steps demonstrated in the 7 second Vine.
- Peel plastic
- Pour collodion
- Drip collodion back into bottle
- Sensitize plate in silver nitrate bath
- Remove plate from path
- Dry Plate
- Put plate in holder
- Put dark slide in holder
- Put plate holder in camera
- Remove dark slide
- TAKE PHOTO
- Insert darkslide
- Back to darkroom, remove plate from holder
- Pour small amount of developer
- Pour large amount of water
- Fix in daylight
And for those genuinely interested in learning how to wetplate, please contact a professional in your area and sign up for a one to one workshop.
NB. Dear other wet plate collodion practitioners. This is intended as a joke and merely demonstrates how ridiculous the notion of a quick tutorial can be. If you run courses please feel free to comment below and I will happily include your link in the description.