Collodion process


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(Photog.) a process in which a film of sensitized collodion is used in preparing the plate for taking a picture.

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Invention of the Oxymel Process His invention of the Oxymel process in 1856 was a development of the collodion process which used a solution of acetic acid, water & honey to preserve images.
It is called the wet collodion process and it was invented by an Englishman, Frederick Scott Archer, a butcher's son from Hertfordshire who as a young man was apprenticed to a London silversmith.
Now he is part of an international movement to restore the wet plate collodion process - the oldest form of photo graphy in the world.
collodion "I did a lot of digital and lm work and then I just stumbled across the collodion process about three years ago," said Jonathan, 41.
Complicated, cumbersome (it requires darkroom work on the spot) and potentially hazardous, the collodion process uses raw chemicals in a race against the clock.
One, described modestly as a "remarkable" scene from the 1865 Derby, must have been taken using the wet plate collodion process (film didn't appear until 1884).
De La Rue successfully photographed totality using an improved version of the wet collodion process.
It was a very, very foul place to work, but yet they did it," says Todd Harrington, a professional photographer and modern-day practitioner of the wet-plate collodion process used by Brady.
While the wet collodion process allowed for negatives with 'fine detail and subtle tones,' (21) exposure times were too long to record accurately anything but images of completely static scenes.
Frith used to employ the collodion process to make photographs.
Made with an old-fashioned wet-plate collodion process that invites accidents and abrasions, her prints suggest the ravaging of the flesh as well as its strength.
Cameron became proficient in the wet collodion process, producing over 3,000 large-format negatives.