Polaroid Style Instant Photos

Rose on her first birthday, 4x5 - Fuji FP-3000B
We are still testing various wet plate chemicals and techniques. This process is all manual with no fabricated film or machine developing. All chemicals have to be mixed and poured onto the plate and the plate has to be developed before it dries up. For more on tintypes and collodion photography see my other blog:


Here's a recent instant B&W photos we shot. We were testing new lights and a Nikkor 450mm lens to be used in wet plate photography.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm will no longer make this instant film - this is one reason why we are pursuing the wet plate collodion method.

We won't have to depend on a manufacturer to produce film for us. We are now able to use raw chemicals and materials to make permanent photos on our own.