Workshops with wet collodion plate – Hanna Zamelska
Briefly about the host and the ambrotype:
"4 years ago I bought a digital camera. It had a lot of buttons, knobs, functions and a very thick instruction manual. But no one reads the instructions [...] I signed up for the basic photography course. And so it began. Like a plum, I came across this whole photo. Today, I practice photography in the 19th century. I know, I know, I didn't get the buttons in the digital camera [...] A wet collodion plate called ambrotype is pure magic. The process involves covering the glass plate with collodion, sensitizing it to silver nitrate, exposing the image, developing and fixing. We have about 10 minutes to finish and everything is done wet. A beautiful photo is created on the glass, where the whites are silver and the black is deep. A very capricious and unpredictable process, but that's why I love him. For the time I spend with a photographed person - because taking 1 photo is about 30 minutes. How many digital photos could you take at that time! For the time spent in the darkroom and the most beautiful moment when the image appears. Sometimes I think that the chemistry used in the process is the most beautiful plugins for the photoshop. And I feel like a painter, because such miracles come out. And the coolest thing is that it's not quantum physics and everyone can..."
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