Daguerrotypes are an old type of photograph which were produced on a silver-coated copper plate, giving a mirror-like finish. True daguerrotypes need unpleasant chemicals but I tried to find a different technique to make unique pictures which appear to be on a metallic background. A few years ago, I found a box of glass photographic plates. Strictly speaking, […]Read more "Making a fake daguerrotype"
Outdated medical technology isn’t normally the kind of thing I’d be interested in, or would write about – but I was given some old glass autoradiographic stripping plates. I didn’t know what they were at the time – I assumed they were normal photographic plates, but I’ve done a little light reading. Autoradiography The gist […]Read more "Autoradiographic plates"
This a candidate shot for this week’s Photo Challenge theme – glass. I’m not sure if I like it that much, but time is ticking away so it might have to do.Read more "Lens within a lens"
This week’s photo challenge was Pink. I didn’t have any particular ideas for pink photos , other than I specifically wanted to avoid flowers because they’re too unoriginal. So I decided this would be a good time to try some of the photographic ideas I’ve been meaning to try for ages. One of these ideas […]Read more "Jelly baby"
Looks nice, but don’t drink it!Read more "Blue glass"