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Mark Ostermans new manual
Posted by: Richard Mellor ()
Date: June 07, 2012 06:53AM

he NEW Scully & Osterman Collodion Manual
This is a complete rewrite of the The Wet Plate Process, A Working Guide, 2011, now titled Basic Collodion Technique: Ambrotype & Tintype. The original manual, written in 1994, was 25 pages and featured the first complete instructions of the collodion process to a modern audience. The new version is 56 pages, has more basic theory, a color chart and a valuable trouble shooting section titled Out of the Fog, that is worth the purchase price alone!

This is the NEW updated manual to get started on wet-plate collodion, including equipment, supplies needed, sources, formulas and more importantly, the theory to modify them for specific working conditions. Think of this as the difference between learning a few phrases of a language and the grammar to construct any sentence you want!

The manual costs $25; $30 includes shipping in N. America. (NY State residents please add $2 sales tax.) U.S. orders: Please do not use PayPal for U.S. orders. This helps to keep our costs down. Thanks! We prefer that you send a check or money order to:

186 Rockingham Street
Rochester, NY 14620 USA

OUTSIDE U.S. may pay with PayPal. Cost (including shipping) is: $35 ppd to Europe & S. America; $40 ppd to Asia, Australia & New Zealand.

1. Send PayPal payment to AND
2. Send an email with your mailing address to our gmail address with the following link:

Thank you for your order! Orders will begin shipping June 11, 2012

Image on cover: Hesitation, © Mark Osterman
hand-tinted ruby ambrotype

Included is a color chart which shows how colors photograph using the collodion process.

The second edition is now available

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Re: Mark Ostermans new manual
Posted by: schrochem ()
Date: June 07, 2012 11:40AM

Thanks Richard.
Here's a link

I learned something already by just going to the Site....
White thin cloth in front of a dark blue background is a nice contrast backdrop

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