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A glass plate being prepared by pouring a collodion mixture on to it
Roger Fenton's photographic processes

Fenton printed from glass plate negatives

Salted paper print

The salted paper print used paper which had been prepared by coating it in a salted solution. After drying, it would be made light-sensitive in the darkroom and then placed in a frame in contact with the glass negative to be exposed to sunlight. Once the image had appeared satisfactorily on the paper, the print would be processed, washed, fixed and toned.

See the process in action:

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