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a rare wet plate camera in good condition

Toronto. In June of 1998 this rare wet plate camera (sans lens) resided with member Bill Kantymir. Bill Belier in his “treasure” column traces it from its manufacture in England to an Ontario collection with stops a long the way … Continue reading

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ambrosia

Toronto. The “next big thing” in photography, after its announcement,  was the wet plate process developed by Frederick Scott Archer of the UK in 1851. Interestingly, the new process did not ‘catch on’ with all Daguerreotypists immediately. A few years … Continue reading

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Next Alternative Process Social (APS) talk.

Toronto. Horst Herget, a local wet collodion photographer holds monthly APS talks. This month he is hosting photographer Russel Monk at Monk’s exhibition locale, the Cardinal Gallery here in Toronto. Horst spoke with us a while back (September 2019) on … Continue reading

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when wet-plate was king

Toronto. Of the two earliest photographic processes, most photographers chose to use the Daguerreotype. It was free (outside England), had the best resolution by far, and had good contrast. But it was limited to one plate unless the plate was … Continue reading

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APS – Jan 16th – Tintype demos

Toronto. Horst Herget spoke with us at a  monthly meeting before COVID-19 hit (September, 2019). And I recently received an email from him. In it, Horst writes: “January’s ALTERNATIVE PROCESS Social: Tintype demonstrations “FEATURE: Horst will be demonstrating the wet … Continue reading

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photographers’ blues on October 24, 2022

Toronto. Nope. Not a sad occasion but a happy one! A cyanotype photograph has much in common with the blueprint used before the days of cheap copy processes. Horst Herget is a collodion process photographer here in Toronto and has … Continue reading

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Wet Plate Social to be held here December 20th

Toronto. You may recall our previous program co-ordinator, Yvette Bessels did wet plate photography. One of her contacts here in Toronto, Horst Herget, is holding a WET PLATE SOCIAL  this month in the east end of the city (Leaside). Horst … Continue reading

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through the wet-plate camera

Toronto. Being a photographer – and a good one – in the mid 1800s took exceptional skill and a fine, artistic eye. Author Lewis Carroll (A.K.A. the reverend Chas. Dodgson) was one such person. In Bruce Downes’s column (Let’s Talk … Continue reading

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thanks, Helen

Toronto. The CDV is roughly a large size business card with a photo mounted on thick card stock. Studios produced them in the 1850s/1860s by the dozens. People sent them to friend and relatives but few identified the person and … Continue reading

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nearly as scarce as hens’ teeth

Toronto. Have you ever seen an authentic wet-plate camera in fine condition? No? Brass lenses from the wet-plate period abound at fairs like ours, but few cameras exist and even fewer unrestored ones in top condition. And there is good … Continue reading

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