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A sensitized collodion plate exposed in the camera while the collodion is moist.as modifier ‘wet-plate process’
- ‘Sally Mann said the wet plate collodion process allows her to be totally involved in the act of making an image.’
- ‘In the 1850s the daguerreotype gave way to a cheap hybrid, the tintype, and to a new form of negative-to-positive photography known as wet-plate or wet-collodion.’
- ‘In the 19th century, most wet-plate negatives were used to make prints on albumen paper, but the whites of the image generally lack the yellowish cast of albumen prints.’
- ‘In the 1850s the Victorian photographer Roger Fenton took the new technology of wet-plate photography to high levels of artistic achievement and public visibility.’
- ‘John Coffer, one of the new pioneers of the old art of wet plate collodion, lives in a 19 th-century-style, two-room cabin he built himself on an upstate New York farm.’
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