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    Sandy King's Daguerrotype: Faking it

    After viewing Sandy King's utterly amazing new daguerrotype in the technical gallery, I have to ask: Is there any way to get anywhere near this look in a regular silver print? I don't own any mercury vapors. Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltronic
    After viewing Sandy King's utterly amazing new daguerrotype in the technical gallery, I have to ask: Is there any way to get anywhere near this look in a regular silver print? I don't own any mercury vapors. Matt
    Nope...also one must have a masterful command of the process....

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    maybe with some smoke and mirrors...

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    Maybe with Photoshop...
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    I have have seen ambrotypes on front surface mirrors which look similar to Daguerreotypes. I suppose you could try to use a liquid emulsion like liquid light on a front surface mirror, but I can't make any promises.

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    in one issue of polaroid's test magazine there was an article on faking daguerrotypes. if i can dig it up, or find ref. to it on the polaroid site, i'll post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    Maybe with Photoshop...
    I believe the Mercury plug-in ( by vapourware) is still not available

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcallow
    maybe with some smoke and mirrors...
    The smoke is mercury vapor and the mirrors are the mirrored surfaces of the prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian
    in one issue of polaroid's test magazine there was an article on faking daguerrotypes. if i can dig it up, or find ref. to it on the polaroid site, i'll post it.

    -john

    turns out it wasn't in test ( i looked through all my issues ) but it was from some sort of xerox they mailed me. i know i saw it recently, and unfortunately it isn't where i know it was sleeping ... i am bummed.

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    I remember seeing this, and having a copy. It was a photocopy that Polaroid sent out upon request. I seem to be recalling the late 1980's or early 1990's. Like you, I went through my files and couldn't find it. It's there somewhere. I, too, am bummed.

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