From: Carl Fransman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 04/11/00-03:03:12 AM Z
>1. I've been wanting to do some albumen printing for some time mostly
>because of how beautiful I find the early work like that of Watkins.
>It occurred to me, however, that perhaps the look that I like so much is
>not due solely to the albumen process but rather to the combination of the
>collodion plate and the albumen paper. Is it possible to get the same
>look with a silver negative?
Part of what makes the image look the way it does is the orthochromatic
character of the negative. This means you can can the same brilliance
from silver negs only that you may want to try orthochromatic film...
This is especially true for portraiture (nothing to do with Carleton
Watkins). A friend of mine tried orthochromatic film with a very light
(don't recall the number) yellow filter and got portraits 'just like the
Maybe someone else on the list tried this?
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