Original published in 1907, The Wet Plate Collodion Process by Arthur Payne is an excellent historical reference for anyone engaged with wet plate collodion photography. This book is an introduction to the use of dry and colour sensitive collodion plates for process work. It offers the reader a complete guide to the many disciplines within the wet collodion process, including ferrotypes, lantern slides, line and half-tone negatives and colour sensitive collodion plates.
The author discusses in detail the dark room, apparatus, chemicals and materials required for the process, as well as outlining the theory and history of the process. Of note within the twelve chapters and appendix are a collection of formulas for developers, intensifiers and silver bath used in the process. The book was first published by Mawson & Swan of Newcastle-on-Tyne, one of the biggest manufacturers of photographic collodion in the United Kingdom from the 1850s onwards.
A Slight Historical Sketch
The Arrangement of the Dark Room
Chemicals and Materials
The Production of Line and Half-Tone Negatives
Continuous tone and Film Negatives
Lantern Slides and Transparencies
Ferrotypes and Glass Positives
Collodion Dry Plates for Acid and Alkaline Development. The Conversion of a Negative into a Positive
Colour Sensitive Collodion Plates
Appendix, with Formules
The book is fully indexed.
An extremely rare book, this new edition of The Wet Plate Collodion Process has been carefully and faithfully re-typeset from the original in Adobe Minion Pro and includes all the original illustrations from the 1907 edition.
Introducing the use of dry and colour sensitive collodion plates for process work. Released on 30 March, 2021.
Book Shelf Category
Photography / Techniques / Historical
|Release Date:||30 March 2021|
|Dimensions:||5" x 8" (203mm x 127mm)|