Definition of wet plate in English:

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wet plate

Pronunciation: /ˈwet ˌplāt/


A sensitized collodion plate exposed in the camera while the collodion is moist.
Example sentences
  • In the 1850s the Victorian photographer Roger Fenton took the new technology of wet-plate photography to high levels of artistic achievement and public visibility.
  • In the 19th century, most wet-plate negatives were used to make prints on albumen paper, but the whites of the image generally lack the yellowish cast of albumen prints.
  • Sally Mann said the wet plate collodion process allows her to be totally involved in the act of making an image.

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