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Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

DIY Ambrotype/Glass cleaning clamp for wet plate photographers

Cleaning ambrotypes is a very tedious task. Especially when you want to prepare many plates. Thats why I wanted to get one of these glass clamps for cleaning. Most clamps I found online were not what I was looking for. Then I found the one Adam Savage made for Gary Oldman: https://youtu.be/4MVxJNawefM?si=sxB__Zr7kcl_g1rQ
I guess lots of you guys did not know that mr. Oldman is also one of us who the path down the rabbit hole to work with the wet plate process.
Inspired by the wonderful design of Adam Savage I started to design my own version that can be 3D printed. Even the wooden version of Adam Savage is much more beautiful, my printed design may be easier to clean. You can download the files for 3D printing from my Patreon page
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    Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

    spring dreaming – a tintype story

    For me, the snowdrop is the first sign of spring. And when I see them bloom I know that spring is close and the beautiful time of the year is in front of us. It’s not there, but in my dreams it is. Thats how I came up with the idea. And a dream has to have a dreamy look. If you want to buy this plate or see it in person, visit me at the Vienna Vintage Photography Fair.. You can also get your tintype portrait taken there.

    I put a lot of time and energy into this project to archive the result I had in my mind. I always have to go all the way. This can be exhausting, but it’s the only way I know. Beside that, its also not the easiest thing to shoot a macro with an 180 year old lens. I was so happy to see the result and this assured me that all the efforts were worth it. Join my Patreon page if you want to get more background information about how I created these plates.

    spring dreaming tintype by Markus Hofstaetter

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