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Wet Collodion Engagement Session | Adam & Amy, Denver Co.

Adam and Amy wanted to make a few wet col­lo­dion images for their engage­ment ses­sion so they came by my stu­dio in Den­ver, CO. Black glass is such an ele­gant medium to make pho­tographs on which makes it a per­fect match for engage­ment pho­tographs. In about 2 hours we made a 8.5 x 6.5 black glass ambortype of each of them and one 11 x 14 of them together.  The first 11x14 was a lit­tle over exposed so i wiped the emul­sion from the plate are re poured it. In the image you see sweep marks of sil­ver from where in haste I didn’t do as good of a job clean­ing the glass as I should have. We could have wiped it again and re poured, but Adam and Amy embraced the imper­fec­tions and wanted to leave it as it was. Three plates down and we still had some won­der­ful evening light so we headed to a park down the street and snapped a few dig­i­tal shots as well.

 

 

 

Mammoth Wet Collodion Workshop | Quinn Jacobson — Studio Q

Some­times you have to take a step back to move for­ward. For me that ment tak­ing it back to the 1800’s when pho­tog­ra­phy was much sim­pler. Wind­ing down from a sum­mer of wed­dings where I was shoot­ing 5,000 — 6,000 pho­tos a day there was some­thing mag­i­cal and euphoric about spend­ing a full 8 hours to make just 2 prints.

Day one of Quinn’s work­shop was spent get­ting to know the stu­dio and watch­ing a demon­stra­tion of how Quinn makes his Mam­moth Wet Plates, and learn­ing so key tips and tricks to help save your sanity.

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Day two began with a brief recap of the process, then we we all helped each other make our first plate. After lunch we were cut free to make plates on our own.Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (19)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (6)My first plate was a por­trait of my dog Howard. It was quite the task to get him to sit still for the 4 sec­ond exposure.Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (18)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (17)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (16)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (15)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (14)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (13)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (12)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (11)Mammoth Wet Plate, Collodion workshop (10)

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By the end of the day we had all made 2 plates and stretched the sil­ver bath to its lim­its for the day. 2 plates was enough for me to get hooked, I can’t wait to make my next pour! Thanks to Quinn and every­one involved for such an amaz­ing experience!

For more infor­ma­tion on the process and classes check out Quinn Jacob­son at Stu­dio Q.