First-person photography: Become a wet plate collodion photographer in this cool video
posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 2:12 PM EDT
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.
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)