Wet plate photography, also known as wet collodion process, is among the topics we like to keep tabs on, mainly because it's amazing how this centuries-old photographic process is kept alive in the digital age.
Today's technology has given us many ways to create panoramic photos, but we bet that all of you are yet to try shooting with this technique. San Diego-based Anton Orlov has been busy experimenting with some daguerreotype techniques, but there's one project that he was able to do successfully.
If you've been following the work of Markus Hofstaetter with us for some time now, you'll know that you can trust him to come up with the craziest and most surprising wet plate photography projects.
Just when we think we've seen everything from Austrian portrait and wedding photographer Markus Hofstaetter, he manages to surprise us each time. He's pushed the boundaries of wet plate photography and what can be done for the craft.
Can you achieve the unique look of wet plate photography in a digital photo? The short answer, of course, is yes. But the real question should probably be, how close does it look to the real thing? We find out in this interesting quick comparison video.
Austria-based portrait and wedding photographer Markus Hofstaetter has been sharing with us his crazy cool experiments with the wet plate collodion process, and he has yet another unique take on it for all of us to watch.
A few months back, we had the spotlight on Italy-based photographer Kurt Moser and his mind-blowing project: transforming a URAL 375 truck into one of the biggest mobile cameras in the world and take massive ambrotypes of the breath-taking Dolomites.
If you've ever wanted to get into ultra large format photography, we've got the right stuff for you. Our latest ebay find is an impressive-looking Deardorff Ultra Large Format 20x20 Camera, perfect for all kinds of wet plate photography.
Remember portrait and wedding photographer Markus Hofstaetter and his passion for wet plate photography? He's back with another awesome wet plate project. This time, he shot with a 91-year-old box-form SLR in handheld for a beautiful steampunk-themed photo shoot.
Wet plate photography, one of the traditional photographic methods, gives a completely different but fascinating experience, as you've probably learned from our previous features. Portrait and wedding photographer Markus Hofstaetter shares with us another interesting look into his ultra large format wet plate process, from the cameras he uses, traveling with his wet plate gear, and shooting in a historic studio.