In our next post about dating your old family photographs, Colin Harding shows you how to identify a ferrotype, more commonly known as a tintype.
In this week’s post about dating your photographs, Colin Harding shows you how to identify a collodion positive, also known as an ambrotype, using just a few simple clues.
Frederick Scott Archer’s discovery revolutionised photography by introducing a process which was far superior to any then in existence, yet he was to die just six years later in poverty.
In a how-to video produced for the museum, photographer Simon Roberts takes us through the process of photographing with a 5×4 plate camera.
The New Chrysotype Process is so named in honour of Sir John Herschel who, in his classic paper of 1842 (1), first coined the term chrysotype to describe the photochemical production of an image in colloidal gold metal.
Terry King gives an overview of gum bichromate printing, along with a step-by-step guide to the process.