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35mm Slide Film Portraits of Kathleen

In the previous post I mentioned that I made a few portraits of Kathleen on her wedding day using 35mm slide film so that I could try and expose them onto aluminum or glass plates coated with collodion. So, I thought I would share the color versions of those. I used an Epson Expression 10000xl to scan the slides and then did a little post-processing. What a beautiful bride….and even more impressive, she is more beautiful on the inside 🙂

Wet Plate Collodion from 35mm Slide Film

I am still in the midst of experimenting with making wet plate collodion images using 35mm slide film. I made some portraits of Kathleen on her wedding day with 35mm slide film in the hopes that I would be able to use an enlarger to expose them onto aluminum or glass plates. I used an Aristo cold head enlarger with the aperture all the way open. My exposures have been around 90 seconds to 3 minutes. So, here are a few results. I know, I know…those wet plate aficionados looking on….I realize I have some chemical and technique issues to work out.


I haven’t really post a lot of pictures of my daughter on my blog. Most people think since I am a photographer that I must take sooo many pictures of Eliza. But, I really don’t. I think it is actually much harder to take pictures of your own kids, at least it is difficult to do the posey picture types. Most of the time when I have taken pictures of Eliza she just wants to run to me, which makes it very difficult to make anything happen. But, with the help of family members and distractions (like bugs!) we do manage. She was just over 22 months old when these pictures were taken. I can’t believe she is almost 2….what happened?