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Emil Schildt
1-Mar-2014, 06:37
It's Marts...

AND I have just made my first image in ages....

A simple portrait of Maj - Bromoil Print - cropped 13x18 neg.

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/4/8/8/7/majx.jpg

Roger Thoms
1-Mar-2014, 07:31
Marts? Must be Danish. Very nice portrait, especially the way you printed it.

Roger

Mark MacKenzie
1-Mar-2014, 07:52
Beautiful. Your work is always an inspiration, Emil.

Emil Schildt
1-Mar-2014, 08:02
MARCH!!

Sorry - I was too quick... can it be changed?

ckagy
1-Mar-2014, 08:07
Gandolfi, that is beautiful. It looks almost like a watercolor.

Christo.Stankulov
1-Mar-2014, 09:53
It looks like painting, Emil!

Andrew
1-Mar-2014, 15:21
MARCH!!
Sorry - I was too quick... can it be changed?
nah, leave it like that.... !

BrianShaw
1-Mar-2014, 16:05
nah, leave it like that.... !

+1

Nice Maj pic, BTW... I really like that.

Randy Moe
1-Mar-2014, 17:03
Excellent as always. Makes me want to marts right over and meet you and your students.

Don't change the thread title, we all know it's Marts, 2014. Thank goodness!

Mark Barendt
1-Mar-2014, 17:13
Great Gandolfi.

Makes me want to try bromoil.

Marvin d martian
2-Mar-2014, 10:12
Lovely image,

whether its March or Marts, here's my start to the month

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/12882917003_9ed81464ed_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marvin-d-martian/12882917003/) 4x5 portrait Tmax100 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marvin-d-martian/12882917003/) by Marvin d martian100 (http://www.flickr.com/people/marvin-d-martian/), on Flickr

Mart

Scott --
3-Mar-2014, 17:03
Apologies to Mark Sawyer...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7380/12916063655_92e0e4fdfa_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/12916063655/)
img206 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/12916063655/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

$1.00 Magnifying glass lens, 4x5 Arista.EDU in HC-110 dil H.

goamules
4-Mar-2014, 07:01
It's Marts...

AND I have just made my first image in ages....

A simple portrait of Maj - Bromoil Print - cropped 13x18 neg.


great job.

Mark Sawyer
4-Mar-2014, 11:10
No apologies necessary, Scott! Beautiful image! And I still love that, ion the right hands, those cheapie magnifying glasses can stand right with the high-dollar vintage soft lenses and hold their own. :)

Mark Sawyer
4-Mar-2014, 11:11
And Emil, that bromoil portrait is just wonderful!

benrains
4-Mar-2014, 13:18
https://v4s2.yimg.com/sk/3768/12925996295_82b7155ea6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benrains/12925996295/)
constance and erik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benrains/12925996295/) by Ben Rains (http://www.flickr.com/people/benrains/), on Flickr

Century No.10A w/8x10 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Ilford HP5 Plus @ EI800 / Adonal 1+50

Cheffalo
4-Mar-2014, 13:31
It's Marts...

AND I have just made my first image in ages....

A simple portrait of Maj - Bromoil Print - cropped 13x18 neg.

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/4/8/8/7/majx.jpg

Beautiful! Bromoil, huh? Looks like the thing for me.

Emil Schildt
4-Mar-2014, 14:07
Beautiful! Bromoil, huh? Looks like the thing for me.

thanks (all!)

made a book on it - take a look here:

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3544067

Peter Lewin
4-Mar-2014, 14:22
Scott: I think that is one of the nicest images of your son that you have posted, very nice!

Ben: I don't comment on your portraits often, because they are consistently excellent. This one too.

Jim Galli
4-Mar-2014, 15:51
Apologies to Mark Sawyer...

$1.00 Magnifying glass lens, 4x5 Arista.EDU in HC-110 dil H.

I wouldn't apologize to anybody about that! Wish I'd made it.

Cheffalo
4-Mar-2014, 16:23
111562

Today a friend and class mate stopped by for a cup of coffee, I had to test my expired efke 100 on him at the balcony.

Sinar Norma, Voigtländer Heliar, expired efke 100, Tetenal Ultrafin Plus.

Scott --
5-Mar-2014, 11:19
Thanks Mark, Peter, and Jim! I appreciate your kind comments.

Scott

benrains
5-Mar-2014, 16:02
Ben: I don't comment on your portraits often, because they are consistently excellent. This one too.

Thanks for bothering this time. I appreciate the compliment!

gsinico
5-Mar-2014, 21:47
111562

Today a friend and class mate stopped by for a cup of coffee, I had to test my expired efke 100 on him at the balcony.

Sinar Norma, Voigtländer Heliar, expired efke 100, Tetenal Ultrafin Plus.

Excellent !

alex from holland
6-Mar-2014, 05:55
"Patrick"

26x26 cm black glas ambrotype
Dallmeyer 3a at f4
exposure time 5 seconds

http://upload.pbase.com/image/154730592/original.jpg

Cheffalo
6-Mar-2014, 12:43
Exquisite!

gth
6-Mar-2014, 13:22
I would say that book title is an understatement!!

That is an amazing body of artistic work you are presenting Emil….. A unique vision, a technical tour de force and a fabulous coherent presentation.

Out of curiosity, to produce the blurb book, the prints are scanned (drum?) or do you use a digital copy camera or how does that work?

Also, what physical size(s) are the actual prints?

I will order a copy, Thanks!



thanks (all!)

made a book on it - take a look here:

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3544067

ostrygad
6-Mar-2014, 13:24
"Patrick"

26x26 cm black glas ambrotype
Dallmeyer 3a at f4
exposure time 5 seconds

http://upload.pbase.com/image/154730592/original.jpg


...superb!

Emil Schildt
6-Mar-2014, 14:52
I would say that book title is an understatement!!

That is an amazing body of artistic work you are presenting Emil….. A unique vision, a technical tour de force and a fabulous coherent presentation.

Out of curiosity, to produce the blurb book, the prints are scanned (drum?) or do you use a digital copy camera or how does that work?

Also, what physical size(s) are the actual prints?

I will order a copy, Thanks!

Thanks!! It means a lot!

I have mostly scanned with my own Epson flatbed scanner - works rather well - BUT many of my images are much larger than a scanner and in that case I use a digital camera to take a picture of the picture...

In short: I think my smallest Bromoils are about 2x3" and the biggest are 20x27" ca....

NiNo
6-Mar-2014, 23:22
"Patrick"

26x26 cm black glas ambrotype
Dallmeyer 3a at f4
exposure time 5 seconds

http://upload.pbase.com/image/154730592/original.jpg

crazy!

Dave Wooten
7-Mar-2014, 08:55
Nice Alex. Could you post a pic of your light? Seems 8 in a circular mount.
Thanks

Tobias Key
8-Mar-2014, 09:51
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/13012103063_abb1bb7e4e_c.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/kPQqUx)

The elusive Fuji 160ns in 4x5

diversey
8-Mar-2014, 10:27
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/13012103063_abb1bb7e4e_c.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/kPQqUx)

The elusive Fuji 160ns in 4x5

Nice portrait! I like it.

Taija71A
8-Mar-2014, 12:31
Nice Alex. Could you post a pic of your light? Seems 8 in a circular mount. Thanks!

____

"I have seen the light..."
http://collodion-art.blogspot.ca/2014/01/i-have-seen-light_15.html

Falcon Eyes Lamp -- LHD-B928FS.
http://www.benel.eu/search?q=928

--
Best regards,

-Tim.
_________

norm the storm
8-Mar-2014, 12:39
My first contribution to Large Format Photography.

My Gothic Son111734

Sinar F-1
Zeiss Planar (Linhof) 135 mm at circa f 4.0
HP-5 + souped in D-76 1+1 11min. Tray development
Printed on Ilford MGIV FB at grade 2.5
Selenium toned (KRS) 1+3 7 min.
Scanned from print

Feedback is welcome

bracan
10-Mar-2014, 03:23
Marina
Sinar P8x10, Heliar 300mm f4,5 wide open with blue gel filter, expired Polaroid 809.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3042/13056603623_0d846eb387_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/13056794514_a62e07a7a6_b.jpg

SergeiR
10-Mar-2014, 06:04
It's Marts...

AND I have just made my first image in ages....

A simple portrait of Maj - Bromoil Print - cropped 13x18 neg.

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/4/8/8/7/majx.jpg

Lovely print.

Christo.Stankulov
10-Mar-2014, 09:45
First try with 8x10 format
8x10" EFKE 100 R 09 1+40 rotary
Sinar P2
Voigtlander Heliar 300/4.5@f8
111927

alex from holland
10-Mar-2014, 12:29
18x24cm Black glass ambrotype
exposure time 6 seconds
Dallmeyer 3a at f4

http://upload.pbase.com/image/154792651/original.jpg

Ari
10-Mar-2014, 12:40
Alex, your recent work is simply gorgeous.

Jim Galli
10-Mar-2014, 12:57
18x24cm Black glass ambrotype
exposure time 6 seconds
Dallmeyer 3a at f4

Breathtaking!

Mark Barendt
10-Mar-2014, 13:11
18x24cm Black glass ambrotype
exposure time 6 seconds
Dallmeyer 3a at f4


Wow

rcmartins
10-Mar-2014, 13:58
Superb!
raul

18x24cm Black glass ambrotype
exposure time 6 seconds
Dallmeyer 3a at f4

Corran
11-Mar-2014, 18:47
So I have a lot of 35mm film,including some unperforated color film that I had no idea what to do with, so I came up with the bright idea of popping in some adapters to shoot 35mm in my Horseman 6x12 back. I made the film wind onto another 35mm bulk-load cartridge, so when I'm through the roll I just wind it until it stops, open the back and snip the leader, and load up the next cartridge.

It worked really well and I'm getting better at guessing the right framing/focus. Here's a shot from earlier today. More are in the scanner. Not sure I was going to like the vertical but it came out pretty cool.

Linhof MT, Schneider 47mm XL, 6x12 back w/ 35mm film and no mask, hyperfocal:
http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/1x5-0722-css.jpg

Corran
11-Mar-2014, 19:33
One more:
http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/1x5-0723ss.jpg

Jim Galli
11-Mar-2014, 19:39
One more:


Bryan, these are both superbly seen and totally engaging.

Corran
11-Mar-2014, 19:41
Thank you Jim!

Jim collum
11-Mar-2014, 23:59
A friend built me a studio head brace... so thought I'd play around a bit with it ...
34 second exposures & some photographers I get together with each month.

Betterlight scanning back & Veritos
Betterlight did not have the IR block filter in place, so images are a combination of IR and visible light.



http://www.jcollum.com/fm/20140311_PhotoGroup__01sm.jpg




http://www.jcollum.com/fm/20140311_PhotoGroup__02sm.jpg




http://www.jcollum.com/fm/20140311_PhotoGroup__04sm.jpg

Christo.Stankulov
12-Mar-2014, 07:45
LMT 2000
Heliar 240/4.5
EFKE 50
R09
112016

Taija71A
12-Mar-2014, 08:06
112016

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Christo... Exquisite Composition and 'Quality of Light'. Just gorgeous...
Thank-you for posting this wonderful image!
--
Best regards,

-Tim.
_________

Christo.Stankulov
12-Mar-2014, 08:37
Thank you, Tim! I am glad that you like it!

RHITMrB
13-Mar-2014, 21:06
Had an instructive studio portrait lesson with Ray Bidegain. I missed focus on a bunch of my shots - I need a lot more practice at this! Very different from my normal landscapes.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/13127788794_65672608ed_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhitmrb/13127788794/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhitmrb/13127788794/) by Isaac Sachs (http://www.flickr.com/people/rhitmrb/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7433/13127533633_5dcb06c08f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhitmrb/13127533633/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhitmrb/13127533633/) by Isaac Sachs (http://www.flickr.com/people/rhitmrb/), on Flickr

Jody_S
13-Mar-2014, 21:40
Had an instructive studio portrait lesson with Ray Bidegain. I missed focus on a bunch of my shots - I need a lot more practice at this! Very different from my normal landscapes.





Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhitmrb/13127788794/) by Isaac Sachs (http://www.flickr.com/people/rhitmrb/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7433/13127533633_5dcb06c08f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhitmrb/13127533633/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhitmrb/13127533633/) by Isaac Sachs (http://www.flickr.com/people/rhitmrb/), on Flickrr

Luminous exposure, interesting pose. I like it.

jcoldslabs
13-Mar-2014, 22:05
Luminous exposure, interesting pose. I like it.

I agree. It looks both classic and modern all at once. Your experience with color negative film really shows in the precise exposure and scanning, too.

Jonathan

AtlantaTerry
14-Mar-2014, 00:09
A friend built me a studio head brace...

Would you show us the brace? I'm thinking of building/buying one and just wondered what your friend made.

I was watching an old Western on TV the other day that featured a photographer of the 1800s. The actor had a stand with head brace as a prop which was a fairly simple "U" shape made of a metal bar stock. Any blacksmith of the era (or today) could make one.

Thanks.
Terry

Robert Brazile
14-Mar-2014, 04:38
Terry, a friend (in Europe) had one made by a local blacksmith near him. He has a blog post about it with a video that shows the thing pretty well, as he's trying to sell some extras he had made:

http://borutpeterlin.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/headrest-for-sale/

Robert

AtlantaTerry
14-Mar-2014, 05:44
Robert,

Thank you for the link. That is exactly what I was looking for.

Terry

Jim collum
14-Mar-2014, 10:40
You can get in touch with Robert her at http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/member.php?7007-Robert-Hall

here's a pic

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/1898274_10202773791762211_1312572419_n.jpg

stradibarrius
14-Mar-2014, 10:49
Me in my shop at work.
Hp5 Rodinal 1:10 hr stand dev.

Ramiro Elena
14-Mar-2014, 14:25
This kid was so much better and well behaved. I decided to try a new lighting set up to see how it would play out. I usually have my Bowens Prolite with either a soft box or umbrella. This time I wanted to try something lighter and portable and used the Quantum T2 with an umbrella.
I quickly saw two problems with this. First is not having a modeling light to see what you are doing. I played by the rules but couldn't see exactly were the shadows dropped and whether I had catch lights. Second (and this bums me out more) is her pupils are wide open due to lack of light and she actually has beautiful bright blue eyes.
Anyway:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/13154427203_c603610912_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/m3pSV2)
Isco-Gottingen Kiptar 180mm f3,1
Kodak Electron stand developed in Moersch Tanol

Mark MacKenzie
14-Mar-2014, 16:14
Open pupils are always more attractive. Its a psychological thing. Wonderful portrait, Ramiro.

OMU
15-Mar-2014, 00:05
First time photographing with my "new" Kodak 305 soft focus lens I bought from Eddie for Christmas :-)
5x7 paper negative, cropped.

112174

Barry Kirsten
15-Mar-2014, 00:47
Great portrait, OMU. I love everything about this one, the tones, handling of focus, and especially the way the subject engages with the viewer. Very well done. Great lens, and a paper negative too!

Barry

OMU
15-Mar-2014, 03:57
Great portrait, OMU. I love everything about this one, the tones, handling of focus, and especially the way the subject engages with the viewer. Very well done. Great lens, and a paper negative too!

Barry

Thanks Barry :-)
The photo appears as an thumbnail.
Can't figure out how to upload it in a bigger format?

JeRuFo
15-Mar-2014, 12:33
That's how it works if you upload it to LFF. It becomes a thumbnail that you have to click to view in a larger format. It only appears bigger in the stream when you host it somewhere else and just link to it.

OMU
16-Mar-2014, 00:20
That's how it works if you upload it to LFF. It becomes a thumbnail that you have to click to view in a larger format. It only appears bigger in the stream when you host it somewhere else and just link to it.
Thanks :-)

stradibarrius
16-Mar-2014, 12:32
Very nice shot! nice tones ,exposure, smile. all around great shot!

First time photographing with my "new" Kodak 305 soft focus lens I bought from Eddie for Christmas :-)
5x7 paper negative, cropped.

112174

jp
16-Mar-2014, 18:16
A great start OMU! Keep using that lens to get the hang of it.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/13207032494_70e38a1dd4_c.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/13207032494/
Some green men brought me a 7" Verito. 4x5 speed graphic, tmy2 film.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3675/13206708605_79175dbd3f_c.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/13206708605/
And with a Aero Ektar. She loves to make faces for the camera, good or bad, cell phone camera or $2/shot 4x5.

AtlantaTerry
17-Mar-2014, 00:52
You can get in touch with Robert her at http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/member.php?7007-Robert-Hall

here's a pic

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/1898274_10202773791762211_1312572419_n.jpg

Yes! That is the design I saw in the old TV show featuring an itinerant photographer.

Thank you.
Terry

Ari
17-Mar-2014, 08:01
Had an instructive studio portrait lesson with Ray Bidegain. I missed focus on a bunch of my shots - I need a lot more practice at this! Very different from my normal landscapes.

Looks great, Isaac; I hope you keep at it.

SergeiR
18-Mar-2014, 12:34
This kid was so much better and well behaved. I decided to try a new lighting set up to see how it would play out. I usually have my Bowens Prolite with either a soft box or umbrella. This time I wanted to try something lighter and portable and used the Quantum T2 with an umbrella.
I quickly saw two problems with this. First is not having a modeling light to see what you are doing. I played by the rules but couldn't see exactly were the shadows dropped and whether I had catch lights. Second (and this bums me out more) is her pupils are wide open due to lack of light and she actually has beautiful bright blue eyes.


Simplest thing is to hook up small led flashlight to flash head so it points same direction. You won't be able to judge intensity, as with cheap studio strobes (good ones got tracking modeling light), but you can judge cacthlights. Likewise you can use it to narrow pupils (or just do quick pre flash with trigger). There are two schools of thought on pupils and some consider it more intimate when pupils are dilated while others like to have more color in iris.. ;) Ones never agree with others ;)

Ramiro Elena
18-Mar-2014, 14:04
That's the first thing that crossed my mind. I need to look for a powerful led light. I didn't think of the double trigger. Will pupils stay open for the second flash pop you think?

goamules
18-Mar-2014, 14:11
5x6 wetplate, American petzval.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/13251442925_5ebd76e068_z.jpg

Scott --
18-Mar-2014, 14:23
First shot: On Ektascan BR/A (in HC-110 dil H); With a new-to-me 14" f/6 Petzval.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2828/13251958374_0a6a3b0641_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/13251958374/)
img210 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/13251958374/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

Scott --
18-Mar-2014, 18:00
And another - second sheet of Ektascan in HC-110 dil H. 14" Petzval on 8x10.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/13255259165_bc39971a38_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/13255259165/)
img212 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/13255259165/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

Randy Moe
18-Mar-2014, 18:37
I am definitely copying that design, really quite simple.

Thanks for the pic.


You can get in touch with Robert her at http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/member.php?7007-Robert-Hall

here's a pic

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/1898274_10202773791762211_1312572419_n.jpg

ScottPhotoCo
18-Mar-2014, 19:40
And another - second sheet of Ektascan in HC-110 dil H. 14" Petzval on 8x10.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/13255259165_bc39971a38_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/13255259165/)
img212 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/13255259165/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

Great results for your first Ektascan shot! What do you think so far?

Scott --
19-Mar-2014, 04:11
Great results for your first Ektascan shot! What do you think so far?

I like it so far. Time will tell how it does with more contrasty conditions, and what kind of reciprocity it has. The emulsion is extremely soft when wet, but seems okay when dry. But the film scans wonderfully for me, and considering the price, I think (for me) it's the way to go right now.

Sheldon N
19-Mar-2014, 09:09
My first sheet of 8x10 film, portrait of my daughter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140319-0001_zps10fe9531.jpg

Arista EDU Ultra 100(Fomapan 100) in Xtol 1:1, Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor

Ari
19-Mar-2014, 09:19
Excellent, Sheldon!

Jim collum
19-Mar-2014, 10:00
I am definitely copying that design, really quite simple.

Thanks for the pic.

you're welcome.. you should send Robert a thanks.. his pic & his design (breaks apart easily for transportation as well..)

Randy Moe
19-Mar-2014, 11:04
I will also copy parts of this design. These are all very helpful, maybe I can do a modern interpretation

Thanks for the link!.


Terry, a friend (in Europe) had one made by a local blacksmith near him. He has a blog post about it with a video that shows the thing pretty well, as he's trying to sell some extras he had made:

http://borutpeterlin.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/headrest-for-sale/

Robert

Randy Moe
19-Mar-2014, 11:09
Done!


you're welcome.. you should send Robert a thanks.. his pic & his design (breaks apart easily for transportation as well..)

ScottPhotoCo
19-Mar-2014, 11:29
My first sheet of 8x10 film, portrait of my daughter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140319-0001_zps10fe9531.jpg

Arista EDU Ultra 100(Fomapan 100) in Xtol 1:1, Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor

Nicely done!

Tim
www.ScottPhoto.co

Sheldon N
19-Mar-2014, 15:06
Thanks Tim!

Christo.Stankulov
20-Mar-2014, 05:42
EFKE 50 in Adox APH 09
4x5"
Sinar
Apo-Lanthar
http://cjoint.com/14ma/DCunK78IA0d_scan0021.jpg

Jim Jones
20-Mar-2014, 07:05
My first sheet of 8x10 film, portrait of my daughter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140319-0001_zps10fe9531.jpg

Arista EDU Ultra 100(Fomapan 100) in Xtol 1:1, Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor

Charming portrait and a fine example of high key photography at its best.

Sheldon N
20-Mar-2014, 08:53
Thanks Jim! I did dump a lot of strobe power into the room to get the high key look I was after. Three lights, one bounced off the ceiling above/behind her, one bounced off the rear wall behind the camera for fill, and then an Octa for a key light.

dperez
20-Mar-2014, 09:54
Excellent portrait. The sitter has a great expression, and the tones fit that expression perfectly.

-DP


111562

Today a friend and class mate stopped by for a cup of coffee, I had to test my expired efke 100 on him at the balcony.

Sinar Norma, Voigtländer Heliar, expired efke 100, Tetenal Ultrafin Plus.

t0aster
22-Mar-2014, 18:29
Getting started with 8x10.

Turner Reich Anastigmat (21") f/12.5
Ilford Fibre MGIV paper negative

Sheldon N
23-Mar-2014, 08:49
One from yesterday evening. My sister and brother-in-law.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140323-0001_zps949e2a4a.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.3 Dagor shot wide open, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol 1:1

Andrew Plume
23-Mar-2014, 13:51
It's Marts...

AND I have just made my first image in ages....

A simple portrait of Maj - Bromoil Print - cropped 13x18 neg.

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/4/8/8/7/majx.jpg


terrific, terrific work Emil

err..........it's the blonde with the cute dimple..................................again

best

andrew

Myxine
23-Mar-2014, 16:13
One from yesterday evening. My sister and brother-in-law.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140323-0001_zps949e2a4a.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.3 Dagor shot wide open, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol 1:1

That's a beautiful picture, Sheldon. They must be very happy with it

Sheldon N
23-Mar-2014, 16:56
Thanks! They haven't seen it yet. I need to make them a good print, I think it would mean more.

Myxine
23-Mar-2014, 18:08
Definitely!!!

Ramiro Elena
24-Mar-2014, 05:26
I try to introduce large format whenever I can at work. Here's one special occasion, the Takacs' girls reunited all the family flown from Hungary, Holland and the USA and I offered to do at least a couple shots with the Eastman View No2 8x10.

http://babyboomsitges.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Familia-Takacs-bn2.jpg

Efke100 developed in Tanol
Schneider Xenar 300mm at f8

Mark Barendt
24-Mar-2014, 05:30
Very nice Ramiro

Christo.Stankulov
24-Mar-2014, 06:10
¡Muy bien!

SergeiR
24-Mar-2014, 08:32
I try to introduce large format whenever I can at work. Here's one special occasion, the Takacs' girls reunited all the family flown from Hungary, Holland and the USA and I offered to do at least a couple shots with the Eastman View No2 8x10.



Efke100 developed in Tanol
Schneider Xenar 300mm at f8


lovely portrait

Sheldon N
24-Mar-2014, 10:52
8 cousins...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/8cousins_zps1cc719c1.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.3 Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol

arca andy
24-Mar-2014, 11:00
Not using my Arca at the moment so this one is shot with my MPP and 180mm lens, slightly cropped. http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr99/yellowdoorphoto/kids001.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/yellowdoorphoto/media/kids001.jpg.html)

Domingo A. Siliceo
24-Mar-2014, 12:20
I try to introduce large format whenever I can at work.
[...]


great, Ramiro!

bracan
24-Mar-2014, 13:24
I try to introduce large format whenever I can at work. Here's one special occasion, the Takacs' girls reunited all the family flown from Hungary, Holland and the USA and I offered to do at least a couple shots with the Eastman View No2 8x10.

http://babyboomsitges.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Familia-Takacs-bn2.jpg

Efke100 developed in Tanol
Schneider Xenar 300mm at f8

Fantastic Ramiro!!!!!

Jim Cole
25-Mar-2014, 07:37
8 cousins...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/8cousins_zps1cc719c1.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.3 Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol

Kinda like "Where's Waldo?". Was it tough controlling 8 kids?

Sheldon N
25-Mar-2014, 09:47
Kinda like "Where's Waldo?". Was it tough controlling 8 kids?

Haha! Funny you should mention that. That was exactly how I explained it to them so they would all participate.

What isn't immediately apparent in the photo is that this is an incredibly marshy bog. Pretty much everywhere out there is ankle deep mud, or worse. I had to carry most of the kids and place them in the scene before going back to the camera to take the image. :)

Christo.Stankulov
25-Mar-2014, 10:12
112741
Sinar
Symmar 150
FP4+

Bob Sawin
25-Mar-2014, 14:00
Gandolfi,

What an amazing print. I find that it's a bit haunting and I go back to it several time…just beautiful.

Tobias Key
25-Mar-2014, 14:01
I try to introduce large format whenever I can at work. Here's one special occasion, the Takacs' girls reunited all the family flown from Hungary, Holland and the USA and I offered to do at least a couple shots with the Eastman View No2 8x10.

http://babyboomsitges.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Familia-Takacs-bn2.jpg

Efke100 developed in Tanol
Schneider Xenar 300mm at f8

I really like this picture. It's really difficult to a group like this well, even with the extra shots any other format would have given you, so you deserve real praise for this.

Scott --
25-Mar-2014, 14:12
7" f/3.5 magnifying glass lens, 4x5 arista in Adonal 1:100

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/13412298553_34ab833ff3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mrcx5M)

Ramiro Elena
25-Mar-2014, 14:19
Thanks! that was my main concern. People tend to arrange themselves as in a soccer team photo. I kept telling them to spread out and turn to show a little profile.
The little one was desperately crying 2 minutes earlier but having the father dressed like that really helped. The girls also dressed nicely, it was cold and windy!
I only did two sheets, in different locations. A bit stupid and daring on my part but both came out well.
It was supposed to be 7-9 people total.

Pfiltz
26-Mar-2014, 10:56
Ilford 5+
Rodinol 25/1 @ 6 minutes
Graphic View Camera

http://www.keepsakephotography.us/4x5/Castro.jpg

Pete Watkins
26-Mar-2014, 11:22
Stunning!
Pete.

DrTang
26-Mar-2014, 11:28
I missed focus on a bunch of my shots - I need a lot more practice at this! Very different from my normal landscapes.



or an assistant

what I do when I can..is carefully set focus while an assistant holds a string that is tied at one end to the tripod, to right where focus is on the subject...

they they ..you now.. mark the string or put a clamp on it at that point

then..from then on in..I don't focus.. I get the model to move until they are at 'string focus'.. and when the model is posed and in focus..the assistant gets out of the way and I trip the shutter

OMU
27-Mar-2014, 11:05
I try to introduce large format whenever I can at work. Here's one special occasion, the Takacs' girls reunited all the family flown from Hungary, Holland and the USA and I offered to do at least a couple shots with the Eastman View No2 8x10.

http://babyboomsitges.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Familia-Takacs-bn2.jpg

Efke100 developed in Tanol
Schneider Xenar 300mm at f8

A fantastic group portrait, love it :-)

Bob Sawin
27-Mar-2014, 12:19
Ramiro,

Outstanding. This is a beautiful family portrait. Great job!

Jim Galli
27-Mar-2014, 20:25
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/CirkutStuff/THS_Panorama1s.jpg
tonopah high school! marts 24 2014

Sure, it ain't perfect, but it's ballsy setting up a #10 Cirkut Camera to do a school portrait :cool::cool:

I told them, if ya want perfect, get somebody with a digital Nikon

Too bad I didn't know I'd boogered the film with a leak (through 3 layers on the roll). I had a ton to spare if I'd realized it. L&L

24" component on a Turner Reich full plate lens. Film is Kodak Panatomic X Aerial Recon (thanks Hugo)

Bigger size is here.. (http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/CirkutStuff/THS_Panorama1s.jpg) Looks like LFForum got some software that limits widths on stuff that's stored elsewhere.

AlexGard
28-Mar-2014, 00:54
I'm looking for some criticism/feedback/advice. Does taking photos of people in LF ever become easy?
Lighting is a hotlight in a softbox to the left, and a reflector to the right, but it really doesn't do it for me. This was shot at 5.6 1/15 I think. So I'm thinking a smaller aperture would help the focusing side of things (had some front tilt to get the lower portion out of focus).

Any pointers is greatly appreciated, composition, lighting, camera, everything. This photo has a lot of potential but I feel it's lacking in just about every department. Excuse the dirty negative, my coathanger dryer gave way and it fell on the ground. Also my developing is shite, I seem to get real hit & miss results with stand development. (HP5+ in R09 1:100 1 hour)

http://24.media.tumblr.com/e7430ca51fd4cc463495e5a12c53c7c4/tumblr_n34uwvsXaA1tq1t2vo1_500.jpg

Mark Barendt
28-Mar-2014, 04:52
Good try Jim, life ain't perfect.

mdarnton
28-Mar-2014, 05:13
Alex, if you want consistent results, lose the stand development. There's a reason that time + temperature was the way it was done for 100 years or so in the period when photographers had to be sure they were going to get something or lose a customer.

I like the picture; it's not as bad as you think. As a general rule, it's a good idea to keep people away from backgrounds--I think you'd like the picture better from a couple of angles if you'd done that. The background would have been darker, and it would have been less visible and intrusive. Just mask it out with your hands on the screen, and you can see things get immediately better.

soeren
28-Mar-2014, 05:44
It's Marts...

AND I have just made my first image in ages....

A simple portrait of Maj - Bromoil Print - cropped 13x18 neg.

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/4/8/8/7/majx.jpg

I really love your Bromoil technique. Will you make a follow up on your book?
Are you gonna reuse the model in the may portraits thread? :D
Best regards

djdister
28-Mar-2014, 06:26
I'm looking for some criticism/feedback/advice. Does taking photos of people in LF ever become easy?
Lighting is a hotlight in a softbox to the left, and a reflector to the right, but it really doesn't do it for me. This was shot at 5.6 1/15 I think. So I'm thinking a smaller aperture would help the focusing side of things (had some front tilt to get the lower portion out of focus).

Any pointers is greatly appreciated, composition, lighting, camera, everything. This photo has a lot of potential but I feel it's lacking in just about every department. Excuse the dirty negative, my coathanger dryer gave way and it fell on the ground. Also my developing is shite, I seem to get real hit & miss results with stand development. (HP5+ in R09 1:100 1 hour)


Alex,

I hope you'll pardon my presumption, but here is what I see as "the shot."
112877

jp
28-Mar-2014, 07:28
I'm looking for some criticism/feedback/advice. Does taking photos of people in LF ever become easy?
Lighting is a hotlight in a softbox to the left, and a reflector to the right, but it really doesn't do it for me. This was shot at 5.6 1/15 I think. So I'm thinking a smaller aperture would help the focusing side of things (had some front tilt to get the lower portion out of focus).

Any pointers is greatly appreciated, composition, lighting, camera, everything. This photo has a lot of potential but I feel it's lacking in just about every department. Excuse the dirty negative, my coathanger dryer gave way and it fell on the ground. Also my developing is shite, I seem to get real hit & miss results with stand development. (HP5+ in R09 1:100 1 hour)

http://24.media.tumblr.com/e7430ca51fd4cc463495e5a12c53c7c4/tumblr_n34uwvsXaA1tq1t2vo1_500.jpg

My advice would be to get Mortensen's "pictorial lighting" and start trying things in it.

Start with one person/model and get good with that before doing couples or groups. Use a DSLR for practice if you want.

With this image, the background and tshirt is part of the photo, but not contributing to it. Looks like you tried to make the shirt become less with the tilt. But composition is a better way regardless of format. The couple both have nice hair too which should be lit to show it off a little better. Just like a landscape or street photo, every part of the frame is important and you have to think about that just as much as the people who look nice on the groundglass.

Some photographers who have nice portrait work:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/benrains/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jay_defehr/

AlexGard
28-Mar-2014, 08:19
Excellent. Thanks so much. She didnt want her face in the pic (camera shy) and that is the pic i envisioned. I should have been in much closer. Any improvements on the lighting? Thanks again thats exactly the advice i needed . Cheers guys!!

thicktheo
28-Mar-2014, 11:34
Omega View 45D, Leitz Hektor 150mm/f2.5, Fuji CDU II cross-processed and somewhat overexposed.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/13471739914_b75580e722.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mwsbVQ)

Ramiro Elena
28-Mar-2014, 11:44
I love it Theo. I am finally going to have to get that lens... Did you miss focus a little or is it the lens?
It looks like you used a large reflector right behind you?

thicktheo
28-Mar-2014, 12:07
I love it Theo. I am finally going to have to get that lens... Did you miss focus a little or is it the lens?

Well it's 150mm at f2.5 with a distance of less than 1.5m (can't remember exactly)... the DOF is quite thin and difficult to control properly.

However, I think I got the focus right on the spot, taking my time with a loupe, and the model is a pro so she really didn't move. The other shots I did (with a Xenar 150/f5.6) were totally great, but both shots from the Hektor came out like this, so I have to put it down to the lens.

Moreover, this film was a bit overprocessed, and this may account for some loss of sharpness (although, let's face it, it's the lens - all of my photos with this lens are somewhat soft (https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=150mmf25&m=tags)).

I just applied a bit of sharpening (I had done no sharpening during scanning) and replaced the photo, now it seems a bit better.



It looks like you used a large reflector right behind you?

I used a single Bowens 500w studio flash, standing about 3 meters behind me and bounced largely on the ceiling and a bit on the wall behind me (small space here). No umbrella or softbox, just the bounce out of the ceiling and the room walls. :-)

Ramiro Elena
28-Mar-2014, 12:16
Nice! I'd like to see the Xenar shots :D
The lighting is really nice. I've never tried that kind of set up.

thicktheo
28-Mar-2014, 12:42
Ah well, here they are:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/thicktheo/FiuiK3
https://www.flickr.com/gp/thicktheo/7fDA8Z

They Hektor shots were two stops over-exposed, the Xenar shots were properly* exposed.

*: definition of "proper" - I exposed at 100 ASA when i should have been exposing at 25-or-less. I then developed for 15mins at 30c instead of the normal 8mins. the extreme push-process got the Xenar shots perfect and the Hektor shots overexposed. I tend to experiment a bit. :cool:

Ramiro Elena
28-Mar-2014, 13:28
Why the color difference? I prefer the Hektor but the Xenar with the back shirt is also nice.

I hope you don't mind...
112896

Steve M Hostetter
29-Mar-2014, 07:42
112930 Cheryl & Me, 4x5" Chamonix w/ 210mm 5.6 @f16 on 320 TXP cropped (mechanical self timer) Broncolor studio lighting w/ Elinchrome wireless sync

axs810
30-Mar-2014, 00:16
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/13457123834_5567d875db_z.jpg

4x5 Kodak 320 txp
135mm f/5.6 with softar filter

Sheldon N
31-Mar-2014, 11:09
Portrait of my 10 yr old son. He's bridging that gap where he simultaneously seems really young and all too grown up at the same time.

He let me make a portrait of him reading in bed before lights out the other night.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140331-0001_zpse714d6e5.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol

Randy Moe
31-Mar-2014, 11:52
Nice shot that shows it all. He's a reader, a genius with Rubiks cube, yet still has stuffed animals.

The glasses make him look brilliant! And no reflection of a TV or computer on his lenses.

Enjoy this moment.


Portrait of my 10 yr old son. He's bridging that gap where he simultaneously seems really young and all too grown up at the same time.

He let me make a portrait of him reading in bed before lights out the other night.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140331-0001_zpse714d6e5.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol

Sheldon N
31-Mar-2014, 16:55
Thanks Randy.

He is a genius with the Rubiks cube too... his record time solving it is just 19 seconds. :)

Corran
31-Mar-2014, 19:26
Very nice shot. He looks a bit like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.

Mkillmer
31-Mar-2014, 23:14
First portrait with the new "Red Aviar" 4x5 camera
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7094/13510562803_7005a2dd2c_z_d.jpg
13 1/2" TH Cooke Aviar Anastigmat
f/4.5
Foma 100 4x5
Details on camera
here. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/9314116@N06/13510843864/in/photostream/)

Martin Aislabie
2-Apr-2014, 04:31
First portrait with the new "Red Aviar" 4x5 camera
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7094/13510562803_7005a2dd2c_z_d.jpg
13 1/2" TH Cooke Aviar Anastigmat
f/4.5
Foma 100 4x5
Details on camera
here. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/9314116@N06/13510843864/in/photostream/)

Lovely shot

Martin

Ken Lee
2-Apr-2014, 07:43
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/13457123834_5567d875db_z.jpg
4x5 Kodak 320 txp
135mm f/5.6 with softar filter

Bravo !

John Conway
3-Apr-2014, 16:31
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/13457123834_5567d875db_z.jpg

4x5 Kodak 320 txp
135mm f/5.6 with softar filter

Very nice

axs810
4-Apr-2014, 21:34
Thank you Ken and John! :)