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Recreating Traditional Processes in Photoshop

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For this session I attempted to make a digital photograph look like a wet plate collodion image.

I’m not too happy with the result, there were things that could have gone better. The texture I chose doesn’t show up very well in this image, and while I did add some motion blur to the edges (mostly in the hair) it doesn’t have the same ethereal quality that true wet plate images possess.

Given more time, I’d have put more research into the technique to learn to improve the final image, including choosing a better texture overlay.

Photo by AK Draven Photography
Attempt at Wet Plate Recreation