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Wet Plate Success

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by , 05-26-2008 at 06:39 AM (715 Views)
Well, not exactly, but I did give my wet plate demo and discussion yesterday at Artomatic. I used a box brownie for the camera, and coated my plates on some black glass cut down to the brownie's size - 3 3/4 x 4 1/2. We were getting the exposure pretty close on the third plate, but I ran out of developer. The bigger success was just being able to demonstrate the process, and have an interested audience. There were six folks in all who came for the program, and all left interested in the process. There was even a teenager - he was especially interested in learning in greater depth, and he wanted to know if and when I would be teaching it. I told him I will when I have a better grasp on the medium. That was the best compliment I got from the entire day - my little slide show plus the demo made someone want to study with me.
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