Wet-Plate Collodion

Wet-plate collodion is a process unknown to most landscape photographers. It’s a slow process and requires the use of chemicals on location. Alex Boyd has just come back from Ireland, where he had been capturing images by using this process. Here is his story.

If you had told me five years ago that I would find myself standing over the edge of a cliff face in the northwest of Ireland with the Atlantic roaring several hundred feet below, peering through the ground glass of a large Victorian camera, I would have told you that you were mad.

Life, as it often does, had different plans, and when confronted with the prospect of dragging a heavy camera for several miles over rough ground, as well as all the chemicals required to make images, for some reason I decided to...

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