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Drone Captures Wet Plate Camera, and Vice Versa

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Last week, RIT photography professor Willie Osterman held the 2015 RIT Photo MFA picnic in the front yard of his home in Bristol, New York. To commemorate the gathering, he pulled out a giant camera to shoot a wet plate collodion ambrotype portrait of the group.

On the other side of the camera, in the group, was fellow photo professor Frank Cost with a DJI Inspire camera drone. Cost used the drone to capture the wet plate shooting process from a subject’s point of view before lifting off into the sky for a bird’s-eye view. The drone was also captured in the resulting wet plate from the last portrait attempt.

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Image credits: Video and still frames by Frank Cost, wet plate collodion photo by Willie Osterman

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