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SAT Sept. 9th - Wet Plate Pop-up

Portraits on a 170 year old camera!

  • 25 minutes
  • Based on Size
  • Taugwonk Spur Road

Service Description

From their website: Collodion, or wet-plate photography as we have come to know it today, was invented in 1851 by a gentleman named Fredrick S. Archer. This process was invented to allow images to be made on glass -- multiple copies could then be made from the same plate. In 1856, the tin-type process was added, allowing collodion images to be made on thin sheets of metal. The unique thing about this process is that the plate must remain wet prior to being sensitized and exposed. If the plate dries out before the photographer has time to develop the image, it will no longer be light-sensitive and will be completely useless. Hence the name "wet plate" process. When you have a wet plate done, not only do you receive a beautiful piece of history with your image in it -- you also get a short history lesson and witness the process of genuine 19th-century photography. Deets: Sessions will begin at 10 am and are available every half hour or so through the end of business; please let us know if you plan to bring a group, dog, or child along for your session (so we can have the correct lights/equipment, please no CATS we have allergies). Costumes and formal wear are encouraged but not required; wear your favorite outfit, show off your body art, or bring props! This portrait is an opportunity to express yourself! Booking a session is free, and cancelations are free; please do not No Call/No Show Walk-ins are welcome based on availability. Fees for wet plates are as follows and are made payable during the session by Cash, Card or Paypal: 1/4 Plate $60 - Measures 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 1/2 Plate $70 - Measures 4 1/2 X 5 1/2 5x7 Plate $85 - Measures 5 X 7 Learn more: Sign up for the workshop on September 10th:

Cancelation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us 48 hours in advance for studio credit. No-call-no-shows will be forfeited.

Contact Details

  • 32 Taugwonk Spur Road, Stonington, CT, USA


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