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:bulletred: 1. You are allowed to submit only one photograph per week. It must be taken with an analogue camera and film. We understand that not everyone may have a scanner, hence we accept also digital copies of developed analogue works.

:bulletred: 2. We ask that you write details about the camera and film used in the artist's comment field; it makes our job easier and faster. Please do so upfront, otherwise the publishing of your work will be delayed!

:bulletred: 3. Submit photographs to the proper folder: "Colour", "Mono", "Medium format", "Alternate Processing" (for cyanotypes, crossprocessing etc.) or "Mixed Media" (for works including non-photographic elements, like paintings etc.). If you don't, then publishing will be delayed - or worse, rejected.

:bulletred: 4. We vote whether to accept your submission or not. Therefore there may be rejection caused by:
:bulletblue: the photograph being digital
:bulletblue: under- or overexposure
:bulletblue: main subject being out of focus
:bulletblue: low quality of the scan (f.e. pixels are too visible, therefore a photograph is not clear)
:bulletblue: no well-thought-out composition - we accept photographs, not snapshots. If there's another reason why your photograph was rejected, we'll inform you.

When we ask you about the camera and film, the photograph will not be accepted until you don't answer our comments. Therefore it may expire.

:bulletred: 5. No self-suggestions for favourites are allowed.
The headline may sound strange - but, yesterday, during my first wetplate photoshooting using the Ambrotypie (see information here) de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrotyp… technique I felt like this way of working felt much closer to the digital work flow in taking photographs and seeing them immediatly on the display than 35mm.

Even though we just took 8 pictures in about 8 hours, the process of working on the pose, coating the plate with the chemicals in the dark room, 12 seconds to burn the image into the lightsensitive glass surface, back to the darkroom, and in nothing more than 3 minutes we where able to see the final result when holding the glass in front of a dark paper.

So why everybody says digital is that fast when some spend hours in front of the computer to get a final result?
And to take 36 good 35mm images mostly does not have the same good results in the quantity compared to the wetplate process - because we tend to work to fast?
And the 35 mm film needs to be developed (which mostly takes more than 1 minute...) and scanned and / or printed in the darkroom. So the process is cheaper, to take a picture may just take 1/4 seconds, but the process at all still takes a lot of time.

Is the "new technology" really a step forward when having in mind all the functions and overall the quality and endurance of the material?

Of course it's all about light and the intensity of the light and we where lucky with a 12 seconds light situation....and the plate has to dry now, needs to be varnished... but we will hardly get the idea to use pen and pencil to rework anything on this image hours later...


I would like to talk about your experiences with you and feel free to show us some of your work taken in any analog way and tell us the story from the first idea to the final picture!

Useful Links (feel free to send more!)

www.facebook.com/groups/collod… - facebook group for collodion friends

kollodium.blogspot.de/ (german) - Andreas Reh, Wetplate photographers blog with a lot of technical useful information

suffer by bellabrooke Wetplate Images by Frank-Hoerauf .Dreams And Feathers. by Miuaw :thumb161006672:

:thumb161055846: The devil's tongue by AKTkunst

Self-reflection by AKTkunst Lost in time by AKTkunst Mr Ice by Frank-Hoerauf

Tabea.
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:iconjonboy2312:
Jonboy2312 Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting me here :)
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:iconmattuart:
mattuart Oct 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
you´re welcome :boogie:  share your film works !
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:iconpetramackova:
PetraMackova Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for letting me join your group! :w00t:
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:iconstrigoi-mort:
my photo was declined - can i know why? i'm just curious what was the reason, constructive criticism is always helpful ;]
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mattuart May 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Send us your link photo to remind what we are talking about and we will send you a proper answer :thumbsup:
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:iconstrigoi-mort:
sorry, i should put link to my previous post ;]
here it is: [link]
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mattuart May 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
sorry but cant find it at the histry of voting system...maybe you can send it again...try this time whit out that huge water mark
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:iconfripturici:
Hello I was trying to submit something to the gallery but dA kept saying that i'm not allowed to submit anything to this group. I don't recall having any arguments with anybody in this group...:(
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mattuart May 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi there, its rare your issue, to wich folders at the group are you having troubles?
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:iconfripturici:
Hello, I've managed to submit something, i guess it's ok now. :D Sorry for the false alarm. :hug:
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