Wet Plate Collodion with David Emitt Adams


We brought another alternative process classic back to Art Intersection – Wet Plate Collodion! Our tintype workshop led by David Emitt Adams this March was our best one yet. This group perfected the art of pouring collodion onto metal plates, sensitizing with silver nitrate, making proper exposures, and finishing their plates as beautiful photographic objects. Great work, everyone!

Participants practice pouring collodion onto glass

Assistant Claire A. Warden demonstrates removing excess staining from finished plates

Never too many cameras!

Images by Donald Matthews

Images by Larry Newman

Finished tintypes are varnished over a hot plate

Images by Deanna Dent

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