RPS Historical Group Recreating the Past

12200978666?profile=originalI thought it might cause some amusement to post this picture from an the event held last weekend in Bath by the RPS Historical Group.

My picture touches four periods of photography: The sitter is David Burder, Daguerreotype aficionado, being photographed by Dr Guy Brown using a freshly made collodion wet plate in the camera while being captured on a digital camera by an attendee - my picture was from my smart phone.  How photography has changed!  

An absolutely great event and many thanks to all the organizers and presenters who's knowledge and skill was in abundance.    There a real difference in the appreciation you have for these processes when you can see them in action.  I should also mention the Wolcott & Johnson camera that on show by Roger Smith and the wonderful Bromoil preparation skills of the Preece's.


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  • A very good workshop, especially seeing Dags and Wet Plate following on from one another.

  • On behalf of the RPS Historical Group I would like to thank all presenters and participants for their hard work and support.  We have had a lot of positive feedback and credit is due to all involved. Thank you

  • What fun.  I think you showed me the very neat W3 in Bath, it looks like it makes 3D easy.

  • Great picture and great event indeed! Thanks for posting this, Ian! You captured me taking a stereo photo with my Fuji W3: 2768209380?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024 

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