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The Worldwide Wet Plate Day Site

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Category: Workshops & Events
Forum Name: World Wet Plate Day - The Archer Project
Forum Discription: Information and communication about the WWPCPD and the Archer Memorial Project
URL: http://www.collodion.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=3029
Printed Date: 21 April 2021 at 03:35


Topic: The Worldwide Wet Plate Day Site
Posted By: admin
Subject: The Worldwide Wet Plate Day Site
Date Posted: 16 April 2009 at 07:44

We are indebted to Geert-Jan Heyda for the tremendous amount of work he put into the site and the design work on it - it looks WONDERFUL. Thanks to Garrett (Goamules) for the text and the help and encouragement, too. 

 
Richard offered a domain name, and we appreciated that, but opted for a shorter, .org domain - playing off of the Pinhole Day site.

 

Please visit the site and download the poster/print out and do some promotion over the next couple of weeks! May 2 is coming up fast!

 

The web site: http://www.wetplateday.org/ -  

Again, thanks Geert-Jan!

 




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Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 16 April 2009 at 08:05
Agreed - good work folks!


Posted By: Goamules
Date Posted: 29 April 2009 at 16:27
I will be helping install the pictures you take on WWPD to the site.  Just go to the site and click the "upload" link and follow the easy instructions.  Allow me time to create the thumbnail and post, if we get a lot uploaded at one time... 

Everyone shoot Saturday, May 2, and pick your best plates!

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Garrett
Occupational Technologist, Avocational Luddite
http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/sets/72157601802735284/ - Flickr Gallery


Posted By: zmanphoto
Date Posted: 29 April 2009 at 20:43
Great job guys.  Not sure I will be shooting Saturday, but glad it's happening!

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Mark Z
http://www.markwzimmerman.com - http://www.markwzimmerman.com


Posted By: TinfoilPhono
Date Posted: 29 April 2009 at 21:05
Garrett, I see Quinn is asking for a maximum of 2 images for the book submissions. Is there a similar limit on website uploads? (I realize that I'm making a very wild assumption that I could make more than 2 worthwhile plates on Saturday, but I've got a model lined up and I'm really hoping to make at least a few good plates!)
 
I'm also assuming it would be okay to submit the best shots to both the book and the site. The book is presumably going to be much higher resolution.


Posted By: Goamules
Date Posted: 29 April 2009 at 21:37
Exactly, I think 2 is a good amount, but we can see how many people really submit.  The book will be really high res.




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Garrett
Occupational Technologist, Avocational Luddite
http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/sets/72157601802735284/ - Flickr Gallery


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 03 May 2009 at 18:14
FWIW i think i  t would be in the best interest of the website and the idea to use as many photos for the website that we can.

i realize the book is finite so it may be more practical to limit the input, but one of the great things about the internet is the ability to show case the maximum amount  and really get the message/info out there.

eddie


Posted By: magruder
Date Posted: 03 May 2009 at 21:41
Eddie, I actually kinda disagree (not that this subject is really up to debate as its ultimately the call of the folks running it) 
keeping it finite and possibly even limited to the images that would be in the book seems much more appropriate. Seems good and productive to force people to cull down to the two "bests" of the day they had. Rather than throw up everything. 

Quality over quantity, just my own thoughts. 

Nonetheless, the website looks great and I'm excited about the book. 
Thanks to everyone involved in coordinating and doing all this work. 


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 04 May 2009 at 01:12
I agree, less is more.

The number that participated is amazing - a really good thing! Part of the idea is to show a couple of plates from each person, and the more people the better. I think diversity is the keyword here. I edited mine down to three plates from the day and uploaded them before I knew that so many people were actually making images - I just deleted the third one from the site - two per person is plenty. 

Also, depending on how many we have submit for the catalog/book, I may have to limit it to one per photographer. Right now, it still stands at two per person. The images I've received so far are great! I hope to have this completed sometime in June. 


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Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 04 May 2009 at 06:37
whatever the owners think.

this is just my opinion.  the website should be a place to show case all the wetplate work we can while we have the attention of the masses.  i would think that as WPC artists we want o draw as many people into our process for the good of the process and our art.

i disagree that quantity equates less quality.  i am sorry if i some how implied that.  i believe it is possible to have more than two quality plates from any good day, shoot, or artist.

just my 2 cents...i realize it is not my call and it is not a debate.

thanks again to everyone involved.

eddie


Posted By: efranqueville
Date Posted: 04 May 2009 at 09:44
Thanks to everyone who was involved in this website creation, the result is GREAT !

The limitation to one picture sounds ok to me, if it's the way to have more different people in the book


Posted By: zmanphoto
Date Posted: 04 May 2009 at 11:22
The images look outstanding!  I wish I could have shot some portraits, but didn't get anything line out ahead of time. I tried something new, which was to take wet plate on the road without a darkroom, so it was a successful day for me.  
Can't wait to see the book.


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Mark Z
http://www.markwzimmerman.com - http://www.markwzimmerman.com


Posted By: Euphus
Date Posted: 05 May 2009 at 18:58
All,
 I am having problems assessing the wetplate day site to upload my second image. has anyone else reported problems. Last time I connected it took over 7 minutes and I still could not upload images to the site. I pinged other sites and my connection was fine and quick.
thanks,
Euphus


Posted By: Euphus
Date Posted: 05 May 2009 at 19:18

I am trying to do this from my work PC. Living in the country without cable or internet is usually fine until something like this happens & I end staying longer than I want at work. Until I get this upload problem solved here are the other plates we made Saturday: http://picasaweb.google.com/brasslens/WetPlateCollodionDay2009?feat=directlink



Posted By: Heyda
Date Posted: 05 May 2009 at 19:54
pm send

so the problem is almost solved.


 


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 06 May 2009 at 09:39
hello all,

i want to upload for the book.  i have a 5x7 plate.  the site says upload 8x10 300dpi.  should i resize it to 8x10 or leave it 5x7.  i would like it to be a 5x7 format for the book.....thanks for the help.

eddie


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 06 May 2009 at 09:43
Send the book images to me at - wetplate (at) gmail (dot) com
Make the long side of your image 10" and save it as a 12 (high) JPEG at 300 dpi.


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Posted By: Bruce Schultz
Date Posted: 06 May 2009 at 11:26
Like a dumb@#@ I forgot to take model releases this past weekend, so I'm going to have to hunt down my 2 subjects. I won't be able to do that for a week or 2.


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 06 May 2009 at 16:22
Originally posted by admin

Send the book images to me at - wetplate (at) gmail (dot) com
Make the long side of your image 10" and save it as a 12 (high) JPEG at 300 dpi.


sorry for being so computer challenged but i get the long side as 10" but what is the 12 (high)?

i might as well just resize it to 8x10 inches ......


Posted By: davidjohnlotto
Date Posted: 06 May 2009 at 18:12

The "12" is the jpeg setting for quality. It is high quality (maximum quality)



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davidjohn
platinum/palladium/collodion
www.davidjohnlotto.com


Posted By: schrochem
Date Posted: 06 May 2009 at 18:26
We've talked about this in the past, but does anyone have any new skills on matching toning.
I end up close but it's a fine line and can go too neutral, too green or too red.
I messed around quite a bit today and still haven't found a solid, reproducible way of doing it.......
In general, I think the underlining tone (for KCN fix) is in the orangish area of the pallete....closer to yellow than red. On the HSB picker, that's around 36 deg for H.



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Scott


Posted By: davidjohnlotto
Date Posted: 06 May 2009 at 19:27

36 or 37 for hue seems to be about right. It's the saturation that changes from image to image for me. That's where I spend a little more time; fine tuning it for each particular image. Whether I go with Hue/Sat or Black and White (tint) ,or as a matter-of-fact any of Photoshop's  color  pickers, I seem to end up in about the same place. However, In the printer driver I get a different toning application that works well also. ( WARM  - WARMER ) Then tweek that as well with each image. Too much fun , Isn't it ??



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davidjohn
platinum/palladium/collodion
www.davidjohnlotto.com


Posted By: schrochem
Date Posted: 07 January 2010 at 17:43
I'm having trouble loading the website.
I get the application/x-httpd-php error.
I asked our IT guy and he said it's on the server side where the site is being held.
I found a tech site that discusses how to fix it http://www.honeytechblog.com/how-to-fix-applicationx-httpd-php-trouble-in-getting-php-to-parse/ - here .
Thought those in charge of the site would like to know
Anyone else having the problem?


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Scott


Posted By: alex from holland
Date Posted: 07 January 2010 at 18:08
same problem over here.
I am unable to get access to the site.
 
alex


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You don't take a picture, it's given to you.
Alex Timmermans

http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/ - My wetplate blog
http://www.alextimmermans.com/ - My website


Posted By: Heyda
Date Posted: 08 January 2010 at 02:17
The problem is known. I'm in contact with my provider to get it solved.

I will also look into the solution you mentioned. Thanks for that one.


I hope it will be solved today.


GJ


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http://www.heyda.eu - www.heyda.eu


Posted By: Heyda
Date Posted: 08 January 2010 at 08:18
Pfff, I think I have http://www.wetplateday.org - fixed it. I just heard from my provider. Some evildo-er hacked a whole bunch, including mine.

We fixed it and I hope it will last.

Sorry for the inconvenience...

Gone is the dream that a mac is save from hackers...

Now to fix my own website.


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http://www.heyda.eu - www.heyda.eu



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