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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


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! 🙂



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

Japanese Maple in the Winter

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

I shot this the other night, just playing out in the snow. Shot with a 430ex speedlight in my hand behind the tree at full power popped 4 times, 2 on each side of the tree. 

Maple Tree