collodion wet plate

   A photographic process invented in 1851, involving the use of a thick glass plate on which to create a negative, exposing it in the camera with its emulsion still wet. Also called wet plate and wet collodion process. It was the standard photographic process for a time, replaced in the 1870s by the gelatin dry plate process.

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  • Wet plate — (Photog.) A plate the film of which retains its sensitiveness only while wet. The film used in such plates is of collodion impregnated with bromides and iodides. Before exposure the plate is immersed in a solution of silver nitrate, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wet plate — noun : an iodized collodion coated photographic glass plate exposed while wet after sensitizing in a silver nitrate solution compare collodion process * * * wet plate noun (photography) A plate coated with collodion and sensitized with a salt of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet plate process — wet collodion process, early photographic process in which a glass plate coated with an iodized collodion is dipped into a silver nitrate solution before use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wet plate process — a photographic process, in common use in the mid 19th century, employing a glass photographic plate coated with iodized collodion and dipped in a silver nitrate solution immediately before use. Also called wet collodion process, collodion process …   Universalium

  • wet plate process — a photographic process, in common use in the mid 19th century, employing a glass photographic plate coated with iodized collodion and dipped in a silver nitrate solution immediately before use. Also called wet collodion process, collodion process …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet plate — noun Photography a sensitized collodion plate exposed in the camera while the collodion is moist …   English new terms dictionary

  • wet-plate process — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : an early collodion process …   Useful english dictionary

  • Collodion — is a flammable, syrupy solution of pyroxylin (a.k.a. nitrocellulose , cellulose nitrate , flash paper , and gun cotton ) in ether and alcohol. There are two basic types; flexible and non flexible. The flexible type is often used as a surgical… …   Wikipedia

  • Collodion process — An old deteriorated wet plate featuring Theodore Roosevelt The collodion process is an early photographic process. It was introduced in the 1850s and by the end of that decade it had almost entirely replaced the first practical photographic… …   Wikipedia

  • wet collodion process — wet plate process, early photographic process in which a glass plate coated with an iodized collodion is dipped into a silver nitrate solution before use …   English contemporary dictionary

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