Scott, The best thing you can do is order John Coffer's manual and DVD set. Just google his name and it will take you to his web site. His manual is probably the best on the market. It is all hand written. You will have to contact John by snail mail but he responds very quickly. He has no phone or electric. Also Quinn Jacobson's book, "The Contemporary Wet Plate Collodion Experience" is very good. Both guys are Gems to work with and are very helpful. I would suggest taking a workshop, it is a great way to get started. I'm from the Coffer school of wet plate myself but Kerik also runs a great introduction workshop and I think he has one coming up here soon. Robert.....P.S. Prifti's work is awesome as well as Kerik's. Kerik probably pours the cleanest plates I've ever seen.
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