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Wet Plate Collodion Passport Photos with a Polaroid Miniportrait Camera

2 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Passport photos on wet plate collodion aren't legally compliant, but you're guaranteed to have fun making them. I shot wet plate collodion passport photos using a Polaroid Miniportrait camera.
The funny thing about this camera is that it has fixed-focus lenses. You have to sit 1.2 meters away. To be sure you are sitting at the right spot, there is a tape measure integrated into the Polaroid camera. You can see a little metal thingy underneath the lens without the lens cap on.
The f/8 lenses of the Polaroid Miniportrait camera combined with a photosensitivity of about ISO 0.5 of the wet...
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