Spring events! June 10th 10-4pm at the Ashbel Woodward Museum!
A few times a year, we will be putting on public demonstrations of the Wet Plate Collodion process. This process was created Gustave Le Gray in 1850 and patented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. Its use was considered the first widely available photographic process to the public. It was the standard process until the 1880s when it was replaced by dry plate photography.
We keep the history of photography alive here at Norwich Camera Company. With this 25 minute session you will receive 4x5 image. This plate will be fully developed and ready for pickup later in the evening or the next day in our studio. This session must be scheduled through our events page.
The wet plate process requires a tremendous amount of light to produce an image. We utilize very high power flashes in our studio to create a near instant latent image. If you are sensitive to high power short duration flash, please let us know in advanced and we can utilize a large bank of near UV LED panels.