Quote Originally Posted by Swellastic View Post
Hello everyone. Having read a bit about the daguerreotype process recently, I started thinking about how it would be possible to translate the mechanics of the process into something similar that one could use, say, on paper. Since fumes of elemental iodine form silver iodide on a silver surface, would the same happen (the formation for silver iodide) if one were to brush a solution of silver nitrate on a piece of paper and then afterwards brush on some tincture of iodine? What would happen chemically, if anything? I just started thinking about it and figured I might ask the bright minds that seem to mingle on the forums here.
You have touched on a beautiful subject that is the exploration of halogen compounds at the dawn of photography. I would suggest you read Talbot’s Note Books P & Q and use this as a basis for experimentation. You will not be disappointed in what your practical experiments reveal.