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More Wet-Plate Collodion

So, I am still pretty new to wet-plate collodion. But, I certainly am addicted. An Aristo cold light head was recently donated to the university. I had not seen one of these in a long time. One of my professors in grad school owned one, but I had never used one. It took me a while to figure out how to use it, but after some online research and picking some of my colleagues brains, I think I figured it out! I printed a few large format negatives first and I was immediately hooked on this enlarger. It prints so much more evenly than any other enlargers I have ever used! I decided to do some experimenting with using the enlarger as an exposure source for wet plates. I used old color positive slides I made in graduate school to make the exposures. I was pleasantly surprised. Most of these wet plates in this post (minus the shopping cart) are exposed from 35mm positive slides. I plan on making some in the future using medium format positive film 🙂