Term - Amphitype
|Amphitype||SWPP Photographic Glossary|
Thursday 30th June 2022
Mid 19th century photographic process introduced in 1851 52 by Frederick Scott Archer and Peter Fry. It used weak collodion negatives which were bleached and backed by a black background which produced the effect of a positive image. 19th Century process based on an underexposed albumen on glass negative. This was viewed by reflected light against a black background to give a positive image similar to a ambrotype.
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