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Noun1.dry plate - a former photographic method that used a glass plate coated with a light-sensitive gelatinous emulsion
photography - the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
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Sampson expresses this handmade, artisanal photographic interest in her formulation of large format gelatin glass dry plates, a historic photographic process learned at George Eastman Museum, which she exposes in the field and develops in her darkroom at home.
IT WAS at a time when photography was in its nascent stages in the 19th century and wet plates were being introduced instead of the usual dry plates, that the country saw the rise of Lala Deen Dayal ( 1844 -- 1905) as the pioneer of Indian photography.
But after three years of experimentation, Eastman came up with a formula that worked and, by 1880, had patented a machine for developing dry plates in large numbers.
She pointed out that the dry petals were used as a fragrance by rural women who used to put the dry plates of petals inside washed clothes before wearing them in addition to using roses for producing different types of desserts.
A team of Japanese scholars working with Indonesians on the restoration of the remains of a Hindu temple in Java damaged by a massive earthquake last year has been allowed rare access to old photographs and photographic dry plates that could prove very useful to its future work.
And Bockarie's training has helped encourage the introduction of plate racks built to dry plates in a clean manner, and the drainage was improved.