Daguerrotype Becquerel Development and Modern Film

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    Becquerel daguerreotypes are developed using orange or red light over a period of a few hours. Often the film or plate holder used during exposure is covered by a red or orange film such as Rubylith. This is then exposed to the sun or under an incandescent lamp for several hours. With a well prepared and exposed plate the image can start to be seen within the first 15 minutes of development.

    Can we use that process or similar one with modern film ? May be Ortho film ?

    Thank you for the tip Molli :D

    Umut​
     
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    I did some brief experiments a few years back, and I don't recall results of any kind. I'll see if I have some notes or samples.