19th Century Mobile Photography

Check out this amazing time-lapse video that shows a photographer setting up
a wet-plate collodian, large-format photo shoot. The wet-plate process was
state of the art in the latter part of the 19th century. Today a select
group of fine-art shooters like Jill Enfield still use and enjoy it. The
process certainly is a far cry from the immediacy of digital cameras! You
can also see the video here: http://blip.tv/file/1710363

3 Comments

    Just…stunning. So much to learn from ancient tech, we think we have it all down with current tech. There is much to be learned from what came before us, thanks for the lesson.

    One of my first cameras was a 4×5 speed graphic, the fun of loading the camera and developing my own pictures. Thank god of digital now.

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