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Wet-Plate Photography


Step 6: Fix the Plate

The grains of metallic silver are still on the plate, as are the silver halide grains not struck by light.

Remove the unexposed silver-halide by placing the plate in a tray of sodium thiosulfate, which acts as a fixing agent.



Step 1: Coat with Collodion
Step 2: Dip in Silver Nitrate
Step 3: Plate to Camera
Step 4: Expose
Step 5: Pour on Developer
Step 6: Fix the Plate
next step >> Step 7: Wash and Varnish
Step 8: Make a Print


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