Plate Composites Are a Photography Cheat Code

Some tools are just too powerful not to have in your tool bag as a photographer, and the composite plate technique is one of those methods. Frequently employed in the entertainment and commercial photography industries, the modern composite plate technique is extremely flexible and shockingly simple. The results that can be achieved using the technique … Read more

How I Built a Wet Plate Frankenstein Camera and Shot Ghost Photos

Photographer Corrine Gretton-West booked a wet plate workshop with me before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Two years later, we were finally able to do it. The main subject was to become familiar with the wet collodion process and to create images similar to those of spiritual photographer William H. Mumler. Mr. Mumler created images (likely … Read more