32×48″ Wet Plate Camera with Bus Darkroom

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The Light Stalker
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32×48″ Wet Plate Camera with Bus Darkroom
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Photographer Bill Hao from Vancouver, Canada

Interesting read with videos.

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When ever I think wet plate I think Carlton Watkins, an 18x24 camera. He had 9 people 3 wagons and a few mules to photograph Yosemite in the1850s, 60s. Now someone works on his own a much bigger camera and a big Prevost bus for a darkroom. Living a dream.

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Bags27 Senior Member • Posts: 1,722
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The Light Stalker wrote:

Photographer Bill Hao from Vancouver, Canada

Interesting read with videos.

That's amazing! Thanks!!

“I’m not saying that the old process is better than digital,” Hao tells PetaPixel. “Of course, today’s digital technology is simple, fast, and great. But for me, the image capture techniques of the old days, especially the wet collodion process, offer better quality, more tone, more detail, and a larger format.

“An image made with the old process looks more realistic…and can be preserved for longer. More importantly, I like it.”

well, actually, he is saying the old process is better. 

Gesture Veteran Member • Posts: 9,944
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Still surprised that the negatives we have been seeing from these modern wet plate photographers don't have better tonal range and definition, even if the emulsion is orthochromatic?

Autonerd Senior Member • Posts: 3,067
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Bags27 wrote:

More importantly, I like it.”

Best reason right there!

Aaron

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