Example of how Collodion renders colors

drezac

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I am currently working on trying to reproduce the look of collodion prints with traditional black and white darkroom techniques. I thought the following link might be a good reference for use here. It has an example of a photograph taken in color, black and white, and collodion to show how the different colors are rendered.

http://www.bordinphotographic.it/spectral-sensitivity-of-collodion/
 

Robert Gray

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Here's another one.

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AndyHall

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Suggested that this thread be pinned at the top of this forum. This is extremely useful information for anyone who works with period photography.
 

Virginia Dave

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I am an amateur photographer, and a new participant in re-enacting. Can someone give me some pointers on how to capture the correct look. For example please critic the attached photo. Thanks

Battle scene.jpg
 

drezac

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shooting black and white through a #47 filter should give the correct effect. The #47 filter passes the same wavelengths of light that colodian was sensitive to. I was experimenting with it, but was having processing problems due to poor water quality. My darkroom is now packed up as I'm preparing to sell my current house and move.
 
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