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Ambrotype experiments

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on September 3, 2009 by davidputman

A few friends and I recently started a new project, making ambrotypes! For those who don’t know, an ambrotype is a positive image shot directly onto a glass plate. This is accomplished using the wet plate collodion process, where you take a piece of cut glass, pour a thin layer of a collodion solution onto the plate, then sensitize the plate in a silver nitrate solution. This makes the plate light sensitive, but the kicker is you have to shoot an image and begin developing the plate while it is still wet! This process, although very time consuming and difficult, produces absolutely beautiful images. There is a huge learning curve to the process, but every week the plates look a bit better! Here is a little taste of the images I have made so far, there will be more soon!



Self Portrait


Polaroid to Glass Plate

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on April 25, 2009 by davidputman

After playing around with some polaroid transfers (which I still haven’t scanned) I thought about what would happen if you stuck a negative into the daylab instead of a slide. Obviously the image that came out was a negative, but heres the cool part. I took the negative polaroid, and did a normal emulsion lift but instead of transferring the image onto paper like you would usually do, I stuck it on a 5×7 piece of cut glass! So now I basically have a glass plate with my polaroid emulsion on it, and the next step will be to take it into the darkroom and put it in an enlarger to see what kind of prints I can get. But for now, here’s the plates I made today 🙂

all the plates



Real Estate

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on April 22, 2009 by davidputman

I started shooting real estate listings for some local agents recently, and even though it may not be the MOST exciting work, it does have its perks, like getting to see beautiful areas like the one I shot yesterday! 🙂


Daylab Creations round 1

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by davidputman

Just got a daylab slide printer the other day from my wonderful friend Jennifer, here’s the first round of images! Still trying to get the hang of the color controls on it, but so far I’m thrilled with the results. Some of these are cross processed Kodak Gold 200 (color neg. film) and some are older and new slide film.  Enjoy!!

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Posted in Photography with tags , , , on January 27, 2009 by davidputman

Did a new beauty shoot a little while ago, these are my 2 favorites from the shoot. 🙂


blueMakeup- Michelle Pellecer

Model- Tawnie Baker

Hair- Jennifer Castillo

Assistant- Yukari Isa

Quilcene, WA

Posted in Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 19, 2009 by davidputman

Took another short road trip yesterday over to the other side of the water, sooo nice to get away from the city for awhile! Here’s a sample, one of the few digital shots I took (most of the rest are polaroids.) Hopefully I’ll get to scan them tomorrow… Enjoy! 

the light


Posted in Photography with tags , , , on December 26, 2008 by davidputman

Again, just playing around at home, since my car doesn’t like the snow and I’ve been stuck at home. Tried a little zoom panning on a light in our kitchen, I like how it turned out actually, next I’ll have to try it with a model in the shot 🙂