Closeup: Shane Balkowitsch Continues the Wet Plate Tradition

By Bill Dobbins   Friday August 24, 2018

This article originally appeared here.

The wet plate colloidal process was the first really successful widespread technology in photography.  The daguerreotype was introduced in 1839.  Making a daguerreotype involved a complex technological process that resulted in a single positive image on a copper surface and could not be reproduced …

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