The Studio Q Show - S01E02: The Silver Bath

This is the first (official) video for the show. It's on making and maintaining the silver bath. There's a lot more to come on the silver bath, at least two more videos, this video will get you started on the basics. It's 41 minutes long, grab a cup of coffee and check it out.



The Studio Q Show S01E01 - Introduction

I'm starting this series of videos on the technical, conceptual, and philisophical topics in historic photographic processes. I'm going to start with the wet collodion process and move on from there. 

If you'd like, you can subscribe to the series (on YouTube) and you'll be informed when I post new videos. Moreover, ask a question or make a comment. I'm going to address the more frequently asked questions in the beginnning and also make commentary on your commentary - it should be fun and interesting!


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Video Podcasts on Historic Processes

In an effort to curb some of the email and inquiries I get on a daily basis, I've decided that I want to do a weekly (maybe more frequent) video podcast on historic photographic processes. 

Viewers will be able to email me questions and I'll either demonstrate the answer, or, I will give referenced responses to the questions, or both. 

By doing this, I will cut down a lot of the email I receive everyday (it's not uncommon to answer a dozen questions or more a day!) and help the community with some of the basics. I would appreciate your cooperation in guiding people to the video podcasts ( as well as asking questions. 

I've made a little intro that I'm going to use to start the video podcasts - ya know, just for fun:



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Wet Collodion Workshop January 2014

It's been several months since I've taught a wet collodion (positive) workshop. Over the past weekend (Jan 18-19), I had a great group of people come to Denver (or were in Denver) to learn the process. 

We had Sophie (New York via Paris), Chris (San Fransisco), Tony (San Fransisco), Thom (Denver), and Steve (Denver). We had Matt Alberts assisting/teaching and Summer (my daughter) assisting/teaching. Jeanne (my wife) provided the food and drinks. We had a great time. 

Not only did we learn about the wet plate collodion process, on Saturday, we had a very special guest visit. The owner and president of Chamonix Cameras, Hass came to Denver to visit us. What a treat. He brought me a wonderful gift, a very nice 10"x10" (25x25cm) custom wet plate holder. Hass showed everyone some of his work from Tibet. 24" x 32" (61x81cm) plates. They were absolutely beautiful! The people and landscape images were stunning - the elevation really added to the quality of light.

Here are a few iPhone photos that Jeanne shot during the workshop (thank you!)

Quinn starts the workshop by going over parts of his book, Chemical Pictures. Whole plate Alumitype by Chris and SophieHalf plate Alumitype by Thom HarropTalking about chemistry and how to handle and use the chemistry.Whole plate Ambrotype by SophieThom Harrop gets ready to make a plate. Admiring Chris' portrait in the fix.More chemistry information. There's a lot to consume in a short amount of time. Chamonix camera in the house! Hugo, Hass, and Quinn (left to right). Hass is the president and owner of the company. I made his portrait - Half Plate Ambrotype.Anther beautiful portrait in the warm Denver sun - 72F (22C) by Sophie.