First-person photography: Become a wet plate collodion photographer in this cool video


posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:12 PM EST


For many of us, shooting wet plate collodion photography is something we'll likely never get to experience, either for a lack of tools, training or time. Photographer Nède can help you experience the process, however, with a video of his work as it happens.

He attached a GoPro camera to his chest and went out in southern France to do some wet plate collodion photography. In the video below, you get a first-person perspective as he works with different chemicals, sets up his equipment and captures an image.

If you're curious, the 8 x 10 large-format camera used is a Chamonix with an Industrar 37 300mm f/4.5 lens.

To see more of Nède's work, visit his Facebook page and his website. You can also learn more about his process and the kind of work he does by watching the video below.

If you're interested in wet plate photography, you should check out a wet plate portrait session with MythBuster Adam Savage and this story about Ian Ruhter and his incredible process with wet plate imagery. 

(Seen via Reddit