Unblinking Eye
                            Wetplate Collodion Photography
Wetplate holder

Figure 3.  An open wetplate holder to be used with a dedicated wetplate camera back.  This bookform holder is loaded from the back with the collodion emulsion facing the darkslide.  A spring on the rear door holds the plate against the acrylic insert when closed.  Plates may be loaded in either a horizontal or vertical orientation in this holder so a reversing back on the camera is not needed.  Note the silver nitrate stains that have accumulated through use on the darkslide, insert, and wooden frame of the holder.

Copyright 2008 by Joseph Smigiel
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