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    Posted: 21 January 2008 at 08:53
Hi,

I've written a web article entitled "Getting Started in Wetplate Collodion Photography" that has just been published on the unblinkingeye.com website.  Have a look.

Thanks to everyone on this forum who actually helped me get started and also to those who later helped me straighten some things out.

Joe
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 08:59
Thanks this is great lots of useful Information !!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 09:51
Nice job Joe!
Thanks for helping me along a couple of months ago on APUG. Now you can just point people toward your article.... :D
I was just making some new gear this weekend and ended up making a new helper tray. I'm gonna try the hole in the bottom but can't figure out how to make the hole! I just know this stuff tends to crack on me....So any hints on how to make that hole in the helper tray??
Thanks
Scott
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 10:02
your article is great!
I wish it was around when I was just starting out. It would of helped a lot !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 10:56
Originally posted by schrochem

Nice job Joe!
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I was just making some new gear this weekend and ended up making a new helper tray. I'm gonna try the hole in the bottom but can't figure out how to make the hole! I just know this stuff tends to crack on me....So any hints on how to make that hole in the helper tray??
Thanks
Scott


Thanks Scott,

I just use a forstner drill bit in a drill press and take it slow.

Joe
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 14:47
Way to go Joe! Great article. -Bill
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 19:18
Thanks for the tip Joe. I used a forstner bit but did it by hand. It took awhile but no cracks...
Scott
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 20:06
Joe, very well done!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2008 at 20:44
Very nicely done joe. Congratulations!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2008 at 04:09

Very good work. i like the photo much. is easy to understand and got the ideas. thanks.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2008 at 17:58

Joe,

Excellent article....very well presented and thorough.

Great stuff!

Todd

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2008 at 04:03
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2008 at 05:06
Joe, this is great. It will be nice to send this to people who have any
questions about the process.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2008 at 08:59
Congratulations on adding a needed topic to the virtual world.  Good article.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2008 at 13:31
For those who are interested in the process and haven't as yet begun, Joe Smigiel will be leading a beginning Wet Plate Collodion workshop this June 23rd and 24th at my Northern Michigan place near Cross Village. The workshop is limited to 6 people and the fee will include all chemicals, materials and gear. Your own 4x5 camera will be a plus, but not required. I'll be assisting Joe and we will have 2 mobile darkrooms to work from enabling much hands on for everyone involved.

More info and Registration Here

This will be back to back with our annual Photographer's Gathering which begins on June 25th and runs to the 29th. If interested in an intensive week of photography and good times, check us out!

Thanks, Bill Schwab
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