Charles Haacker wrote:rmalarz wrote:Dave, thanks for the comments. Like the real thing, the process in PS is a bit challenging, but still easy. It's easier than the real thing. To familiarize yourself with the process, do a search on collodion and daguerreotype. The actual process is quite interesting, as well as a bit dangerous. There are some youtube videos covering the real process.
I searched for both the original and the faux processes. Boy what a lotta work, huh, either way. And we used to worry about the health effects of ordinary B&W photo chemicals (and to this day I love the tang of hypo in the air, takes me home). I bet you know that the character of the "Mad" Hatter came about because hatmakers used mercury in the making of felts. Daguerre's process used mercury vapor to develop his plates. No wonder all photographers are a little crazy.