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Video: Making Renaissance-Era Varnish for Wet Plate Photography

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Wet plate photography master Markus Hofstaetter—a frequent guest author on PetaPixel—recently embarked on another photography experiment. Using pebbles of sandarac resin, he made his own Renaissance-era varnish for his finished wet plates. Sandarac was used to make the original varnish. Sandarac varnish was popular in the Medieval period and especially ...

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