I've been reading lots and lots of web stuff on collodian and I was about to order a book or join Quinn Jacobson's online course to do it but I keep running into two statements that irritate me and make me wonder if the process is even worth exploring for me. On the Sally Mann video she says the foreign objects, peeling stuff and the ridges in the emulsion are unexpected, and she seems to like this lack of control and in my opinion her collodian work is ugly because of it. This is obviously my opinion and my taste and your's will most likely be different. I read something else to this effect on another site. Wish I could remember what site it was. Okay, I am not adverse to clutter. Hell entropy follows me wherever I go, except into my photography, where being in ultimate control is relaxing for me. Are these two statements true? A big part of me says these two artists are unwilling to put in the practice and call piss poor technique part of the art. The other part of me likes the slight peeling around the edges as long as the subject is not interfered with. but I HATE the uneven coating/ridges? Now, I look at Coffer's work, Jacobson's work, and some of the work here and have to wonder. I don't see the uneven coatings. Am I missing it? Is collodian capable of smooth even coats free of foreign matter and ridges in the coatings? Seriously, when it comes to my work I cannot stand NOT being in control of every part. I am willing to put in the required practice to make things smooth and be able to control the other aspects. If they cannot be controlled I'll skip the process. Anythoughts?