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Video: Making Renaissance-Era Varnish for Wet Plate Photography


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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