I always have been fascinated by photography.
But with the introduction of the digital camera it all became too easy, too predictable …to me.
So I forced myself to go back to the roots of real analog photography.
Not just by making the photograph itself, but by controlling the entire photographic process.

This brought me back to the middle of the 19th century, to the amazing Collodion wet plate process.
And every single day I feel challenged to refine and improve myself.

For my website please visit : www.alextimmermans.com

Alex Timmermans

"You don't take a picture, it's given to you"

woensdag 18 mei 2011

Differences in silvernitrate

If you aren't buying almost 100% pure silver nitrate i can cause lot's of fogging problems.
This week i received a batch which made me doubt about the quality.
The crystals were much bigger as normal and the colour was off-white.
The good grade (at the right) is like very fine sugar and extremely white.
So i decided to do a test. I made a new silver bath and made some comparisons with my old silver bath.
As you can see on the first plate there is some fogging (after developing and fixing).
So fogging problems are not always caused by ether, alcohol or other ingedrients.
So don't try to save a little money on your ingedrients.

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