Top Youtube Wetplate Collodion Glass Photography
Something I am passionate about – Wet Plate Collodion Glass and Tintype photography.
Bill Schwab is a great guy and I have his books. He runs workshops (in Canada!), but his videos are great.
Lost Light Art. This guy is brilliant. A young lad who does everything himself. He produces dark slides and 'dry plates' that he sells on Etsy. He also shows how to make dry plates and just about everything else. He's from Slovenia and very pragmatic. I've emailed him several times and he always gets back with great info. He does not have that many videos (around 50) so easy to binge them all! Well worth it...
Shoot film like a boss. Great general B&W photography (with a slant on darkroom stuff). Roger is a great guy and does a lot of stuff in his darkroom shed. Very down to earth and easy to watch (no wet plate stuff though!)
Mat Marrash. This guy does mostly large format stuff. Not much Glass but a lot of other large format techniques and is totally passionate about large format photography.
Pictorial Planet. John Finch is a brilliant guy when it comes to creating your own developer and other chemicals. Again UK based in Scotland. I have bought his book purely because he knows so so much about the art of photography and explains how to manipulate film, push / pull, which developers work best with which films, how to create your own developers, fixes, etc. His technical knowledge has helped me so much to understand the theories behind films and developers.
Martin Henson – yet another UK guy, this time 'up North'. He's a great photographer with a great knack of explaining stuff (just like john @Pictorial Planet above). He uses a lot of old equipment and explains in a very easy to understand way 'how' to use film properly. Very relaxed videos at a great pace...
Markus Hofstatter. Great down to earth guy that does a LOT of wet plate stuff. Not so much on the tutorial side of things but is very passionate about his wet plate photography and very good at showing the process.
Borut Peterlin. Ok, now for the narcissist! Borut produces some really 'organic' videos on all things 'wet plate'. Again based in Slovenia. He has some wonderful, watchable videos of the process and 'feeling' of producing large format work, including Ambrotype, Tintypes, Albumen printing, Carbon printing and everything 1800's! His earlier videos were brilliant, then success hit him and being a person who, shall we say, fancies himself, started doing woodland photography around his cabin. With him as the star in various guises, doing wet plate, mostly naked. However, his videos are inspiring, passionate and full of interest to us wet plate people.
Brendan Barry (of course!). He's one of the leads behind the Exeter studio and Exeter Uni. I've spoken to him a few times and would love to go out for a day with him and his 'camera caravan' over dartmoor. Just that concept of a ultra large lens, a darkroom camera obscura (building, caravan, etc.) and just crude gaffer tape to make wonderful images is mind blowing and worth watching.
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