I will now briefly describe what a photo shoot for collodion is about to give you an idea of how it was taken before. I have been dealing with the wet collodion technique since 2011 and I am constantly trying to improve and discover already discovered, sometimes forgotten photographic points of interest.
Collodion photography is currently a historical photographic technique that was probably most used in the 19th century. There are currently many different articles and descriptions of this process. In short, it is the predecessor of the film, ie. that collodion is a binder that allows you to keep a light-sensitive layer, which is then exposed (illuminated) in the camera.
Generally speaking, there are two ways to photograph a collodion:
The first option is wet collodion, which means that the whole process is done wet - I use it. In this process, it is necessary to manage in a short time the so-called "sensitization" of the photographic plate, to take photos, develop, and stabilize. The result is instant image, photography on a metal or glass plate.
The second variant of collodion is dry collodion plates. They are prepared in advance, allowed to dry and exposed to them later. Then they develop them in a darkroom - much like a classic film.