Photographic techniques from the 1800s

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I'm taking a class using an 11 x 14 restored antique view camera. Today, we made prints from our negatives by exposing them directly to sunlight. Next week we will learn how to tone the prints to change their overall colors, as well as hand-coloring with watercolor paint and pencils. This is my second print today (the first one was better) and I'm taking it out of the water bath. Next week, I'll post the final product.

18 responses

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    This is incredible!!!!!!!! Mary, you have hit the nail on the head in terms of creativity with this entry!!!!! This should definitely be published!!!!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    What an interesting class that must be! This is a great shot, and reminds me of some of the work my dad did when he developed his own pictures. Great theme entry. Voted.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    yeah!!! voted

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    FABULOUS!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Mary, your photography class sounds interesting and you are learning so many new and old techniques! Best of all..you are really excelling! It is fun coming to your site to watch your progress ...Good for you!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    I forgot to mention that I am voting!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    This is something I need to do, get back to the basics and learn more techniques! Can't wait to see your final produuct Mary:) Voted.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    So interesting,,,wow, nice capture

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    BAck To the Basics class..Excellent show and tell!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    This sounds like a very fun class. This is a terrific SP and I can't wait to see your finished project.

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Interesting, and definitely good for the theme.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    You have my vote - this is fascinating!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Awesome! Execllent Entry!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Which reinforces that: Learning is 'Fun'damental

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Wonderful art, beautiful photo.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford   gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Sounds like a very interesting class. I'm looking forward to your final product.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    A very beautiful and artistic technique. A wonderful entry. voting.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    cool entry, my vote!

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