for a few weeks now i have been experimenting with various reversal developers to make
silver gelatin tintypes. i abandoned my old stock of liquid emulsion for an unopened bottle
of liquid light i had bought maybe six years ago and never used. i did a test coat on white paper exposed it in a camera as a paper negative and it looked great, so i figured i wouldn’t have much trouble coating metal and paper as tests as tintypes. i followed the instructions on the rockland colloid site and coated thin, but my imges were barely visible. im thining i’ll coat thick again. i seemed to have the best of luck with thick coated plates since the emulsion wasn’t ag+ ,,,
i don’t have plates to post becausr, they are’t post worthy. …
i don’t plan on giving up my quest to make thest tintypes with less than wet plate danger
i have had my fun wi collodion over the years. first as a college student, then afterwards, and while i don’t mind using it, i would rather use a less sensitive, material, and not have to cart my darkroom around with me,
i do know of collodion dry plates and could probably make them but id rather keep things simple and not deal with collodion …
more to follow …..