Dry plate direct positive test.

Dry plate direct positive test.

Another direct positive dry-plate with a hand-made emulsion.  The gelatin was quite soft so has lifted in a few places.  Blackened with enamel paint on the back of the glass.

Another direct positive dry-plate with a hand-made emulsion.  The gelatin was quite soft so has lifted in a few places.  Blackened with enamel paint on the back of the glass.

First successful dry-plate direct positive. (Faded later, not fixed enough)

First successful dry-plate direct positive. (Faded later, not fixed enough)

Re-configured the large format camera.  New smaller case and new focusing.

Re-configured the large format camera.  New smaller case and new focusing.

The Beautiful Americans; Record One, Side Two.  18 minute exposure, c.1900 A. Riddell half plate camera with adapter to use Adox CHS 100 5x4 film.

The Beautiful Americans; Record One, Side Two.  18 minute exposure, c.1900 A. Riddell half plate camera with adapter to use Adox CHS 100 5x4 film.

First cyanotype, using a 5 x 4 negative.  5 minute exposure in sunlight.

First cyanotype, using a 5 x 4 negative.  5 minute exposure in sunlight.

First photograph from the handmade camera.  Adox CHS 100 5’ x 4’

First photograph from the handmade camera.  Adox CHS 100 5’ x 4’

Making a large format camera.  Finished the bellows.

Making a large format camera.  Finished the bellows.

Making a large format camera.  Front standard.

Making a large format camera.  Front standard.

Making a large format camera.  Ground glass focussing screen.

Making a large format camera.  Ground glass focussing screen.

Making a large format camera.  Focussing platform and rear case.

Making a large format camera.  Focussing platform and rear case.

Making a large format camera.  Front frame and lens-board.

Making a large format camera.  Front frame and lens-board.

Dry plate direct positive test.

Dry plate direct positive test.

Another direct positive dry-plate with a hand-made emulsion.  The gelatin was quite soft so has lifted in a few places.  Blackened with enamel paint on the back of the glass.

Another direct positive dry-plate with a hand-made emulsion.  The gelatin was quite soft so has lifted in a few places.  Blackened with enamel paint on the back of the glass.

First successful dry-plate direct positive. (Faded later, not fixed enough)

First successful dry-plate direct positive. (Faded later, not fixed enough)

Re-configured the large format camera.  New smaller case and new focusing.

Re-configured the large format camera.  New smaller case and new focusing.

The Beautiful Americans; Record One, Side Two.  18 minute exposure, c.1900 A. Riddell half plate camera with adapter to use Adox CHS 100 5x4 film.

The Beautiful Americans; Record One, Side Two.  18 minute exposure, c.1900 A. Riddell half plate camera with adapter to use Adox CHS 100 5x4 film.

First cyanotype, using a 5 x 4 negative.  5 minute exposure in sunlight.

First cyanotype, using a 5 x 4 negative.  5 minute exposure in sunlight.

First photograph from the handmade camera.  Adox CHS 100 5’ x 4’

First photograph from the handmade camera.  Adox CHS 100 5’ x 4’

Making a large format camera.  Finished the bellows.

Making a large format camera.  Finished the bellows.

Making a large format camera.  Front standard.

Making a large format camera.  Front standard.

Making a large format camera.  Ground glass focussing screen.

Making a large format camera.  Ground glass focussing screen.

Making a large format camera.  Focussing platform and rear case.

Making a large format camera.  Focussing platform and rear case.

Making a large format camera.  Front frame and lens-board.

Making a large format camera.  Front frame and lens-board.

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All photos, models and other images posted here are by me, Charles Young.

Architecture student, Edinburgh

All images ©2010-2014 C Young

Contact: charles@morvern.com