Recently I have been watching a lot of volggers on Youtube such as Ellie and Jared and DailyBumps and even though they aren't geared towards wet plate and photography in general (they are both AWESOME with vlogging and parenting videos) but I very very much appreciate how they see the beauty of blogging and making videos. They are so lucky to keep doing this for months and months and be able to look back and laugh at the fun times.
I want to write more. I want to remember more.
I have been doing Wet Plate for a little ever 2 years now and I have learned so much from the start of it. I wish I kept a journal of some sort to look back at my mistakes and how I learned from them. Also, remembering the people I met along the way.
The past two months really clicked with what type of photographer I really want to be in life. A lot of photographers these days are digital photographers, film, and Polaroid. Obviously, everyone is unique and everyone wants to be different from each photographer. But eventually we all mold together into one big photo blob. Yes, there are amazing people in this blob, but I don't want to be sucked into it and have the same style.
So, Wet Plate Collodion is going to my yellow brick road.
But I'm lucky to have a Scarecrow and a TinMan and a Cowardly Lion to help me down the road and learn things and to get past by Wicked Witches of the West.
*End of Rant*
yay. Give yourself a round of applause.
Now, since I got that off my chest, onto the REAL topic of this post. One of my struggles that I have been having for years is the fact I don't have my own scanner. Can you believe it? You'd think I'd have one by now, but nope. Soon though. I promise! Its coming to another end of a semester at school which means I will not have the resources to digitally record all the plates that I will be doing over break. So today I took advantage of my schools copy stand and photograph the biggest plate size tintype that I have done up to date.