February Meeting

Antique Photography

Ever wonder how your great-great-great-great-grandfather made photos? Guaranteed, it did not involve multi-megapixel sensors and Photoshop!

Paul Boeker is a local devotee of antique cameras and historical photo techniques. At our February meeting Paul will not only discuss the beginnings of photography, he’ll actually demonstrate the Wet Plate Collodion Process, a technological breakthrough invented in 1851.

Paul Boeker Antique Photograph

Antique Photograph (c) Paul Boeker

Paul Boeker Antique Photo

Antique Photograph (c) Paul Boeker

It’s a somewhat finicky process, but with a little luck, Paul will show us the whole cycle: from creating the wet plate, loading it in the camera and making the shot, through developing and showing the finished product like the images you see here. Please join us for this time-travel demonstration of photography in the 19th century! Bring anyone who might also enjoy this demonstration and talk.

Other Notes

  • Creative Challenge is Ice, Snow, Water. Show us up to 3 of your recent photos with your interpretation of H20. You can bring your photos on a flash drive, or you can email them BY NOON the day BEFORE the meeting to athenspg@gmail.com. If you’re bringing them to the meeting, please try to arrive by 6:45 so that we can get everybody’s pictures loaded and start the meeting on time. 
  • Dues are now due if you have not paid for 2015. If you wish to join APG then please bring $15 cash or check to the meeting.
  • Stay up to date with APG:
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