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nede
4-Aug-2014, 02:12
Let's see you august portraits :)
A dusty 4x5 tintype from yesterday, a German couple at the workshop:
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koraks
4-Aug-2014, 02:16
Beautiful portrait of a very pretty couple! (I had to open in a new tab as the photo doesn't show up in your post for me).

nede
4-Aug-2014, 02:52
thank you, I'm not on my computer...can't do the things as usual..., will try to fix it :)

Andrew Plume
4-Aug-2014, 03:02
very good work

do you have any more that you can post................?

regards, andrew

lucesei
4-Aug-2014, 04:21
Daughter on very expired Polaroid 4x5 Polapan 554

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nede
4-Aug-2014, 05:28
good to see some old polaroid Lucesei :)
Andrew plume, thank you, you can see my work on facebook: www.facebook.com/nedephotographie or on my website: www.monsieurnede.fr thanks

richardman
4-Aug-2014, 09:26
Another one with my younger daughter. We go to the coast together at least once a year. Our special time to connect with nature.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140804-Scanned-423-Edit.jpg

D-tach
4-Aug-2014, 23:24
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v38/p107651402-6.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Fomapan 200 5x7 - XTOL 1:1

D-tach
5-Aug-2014, 01:28
One more from yesterday

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v187/p107539327-5.jpg

Same specs

djdister
5-Aug-2014, 04:14
Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Fomapan 200 5x7 - XTOL 1:1

A very nice demonstration of the Cooke lens!

D-tach
5-Aug-2014, 04:38
A very nice demonstration of the Cooke lens!

Thanks Dan - Both were taken at F5.6

Sheldon N
5-Aug-2014, 21:13
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140805-0001_zpseec3a674.jpg

My daughter

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol

Fritz05
6-Aug-2014, 03:49
One more from yesterday

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v187/p107539327-5.jpg

Same specs


Hi D-Tach,
Can you tell me some more details how you did develop? (Agitation, Developping time; Tray or Tank or etc..) I´d like to use the same film and I alway prefer Xtol....
Nice Photo!

ericmaquiling
6-Aug-2014, 10:15
119437
Just testing my equipment since I haven't touched my LF in years, like years and years.
Processed this for eventual Kallitype and Platinum so about 50% more development
Kodak 8x10 Master View
12" Commercial Ektar
About 1/2sec @ f16 (I think, forgot to take notes), sticky ass shutter, sent off to CLA after this shot.
PMK for what seemed like really long 18 minutes
Welding tube processing in the bathroom
Epson v700

Andrew Plume
6-Aug-2014, 10:35
good work, good work, Sir

looks more to me to have been wide open rather than f16

regards, andrew

djdister
6-Aug-2014, 10:39
My daughter

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol

A lovely shot. Hopefully your daughter will appreciate this shot even more when she is grown up.

D-tach
6-Aug-2014, 11:17
My daughter

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol

Very nice!

D-tach
6-Aug-2014, 11:34
Hi D-Tach,
Can you tell me some more details how you did develop? (Agitation, Developping time; Tray or Tank or etc..) I´d like to use the same film and I alway prefer Xtol....
Nice Photo!

Danke schön Fritz! Developed in Jobo CPA2 (constant agitation), rated at 100, 5min15 developing time at 75F in Xtol 1:1 but the negatives were too contrasty (for my Epson V700 that is). Did some more testing yesterday and reduced development time to 4min30s and they scanned much better. Ofcourse it all depends if you want to scan or print analog. Perhaps I should do some testing with 1:3 dilution to compensate better for the highlights...

Sheldon N
6-Aug-2014, 12:03
A lovely shot. Hopefully your daughter will appreciate this shot even more when she is grown up.

Very nice!

Thanks guys!

Harley Goldman
6-Aug-2014, 14:35
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140805-0001_zpseec3a674.jpg

My daughter

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol


Cool image!

andre
6-Aug-2014, 15:09
First frame with przemur's lens (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?115203-FS-6-quot-Petzval-in-Linhof-board-Zettor-shutter&p=1156242#post1156242)
Exactly what I wanted!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14660520360_dbd9c4f3ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/okuZWq)her. (https://flic.kr/p/okuZWq) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

ghostcount
6-Aug-2014, 15:27
Well done, Andre.

t0aster
6-Aug-2014, 16:53
First frame with przemur's lens (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?115203-FS-6-quot-Petzval-in-Linhof-board-Zettor-shutter&p=1156242#post1156242)
Exactly what I wanted!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14660520360_dbd9c4f3ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/okuZWq)her. (https://flic.kr/p/okuZWq) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

Beautiful portrait.

Pali K
6-Aug-2014, 21:04
So amazing Andre!

mathieu Bauwens
6-Aug-2014, 23:46
Really nice Andre

Olius
7-Aug-2014, 04:18
Shot my first sheets of 8x10 Kodak T-Max 100 and I'm really pleased
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/14859208123_3ffee8bcdc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oD4jTv)Lisa (https://flic.kr/p/oD4jTv) by Ola Harström (https://www.flickr.com/people/39068653@N02/), on Flickr
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5583/14652068019_bc469ed403_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ojKFmp)Mom (https://flic.kr/p/ojKFmp) by Ola Harström (https://www.flickr.com/people/39068653@N02/), on Flickr

andre
9-Aug-2014, 01:45
You guys are far too kind! Keeps me going...
Thanks so much.

polyglot
9-Aug-2014, 02:53
Shot my first sheets of 8x10 Kodak T-Max 100 and I'm really pleased
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/14859208123_3ffee8bcdc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oD4jTv)Lisa (https://flic.kr/p/oD4jTv) by Ola Harström (https://www.flickr.com/people/39068653@N02/)

This is excellent.

Alessandro Bocchi
9-Aug-2014, 16:12
Padua (PD) Italy - Chiara in the mirror of the bathroom.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 150 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: f 16-22 - 1/5 second
- Film: Fuji Instant Black and White Film FP-3000B
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8543863127_7d77797457_b.jpg

mdarnton
9-Aug-2014, 16:23
My first portrait with x-ray film, 5x7 Agra-Ansco view, 12" 6.3 Paragon. I threw on a diffusion layer
in PS to soften things up a bit. This lens is sharp and harsh!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3839/14889996913_c8b09c6a89_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFM8jH)

Roberta (https://flic.kr/p/oFM8jH) by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

evan clarke
9-Aug-2014, 16:34
Here's one..

richardman
10-Aug-2014, 04:35
http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140810-Scanned-430-Edit.jpg

A continuation of my project:
https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits

A character from the RWBY anime, Blake Belladonna. I will take photos of her in her "casual" wear in the next couple weeks.

This is the second costume she made.

Pali K
10-Aug-2014, 21:15
New to LF and this is my first serious portrait. Sinar Norma 4x5 with Kodak Ektar 152 on HP5+ 400.

http://www.netsoft2k.com/Docs/Media/Pictures/Scans/HP5%20Plus%20SCH%20001%201100px.jpg

richardman
11-Aug-2014, 13:18
Next up on https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits project, an invented character in the Assassin's Creed universe. This guy was just chilling out on the tree stump, looking epic, so of course I had to ask him to participate in my project

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140810-Scanned-440.jpg

benrains
11-Aug-2014, 13:53
From a recent shoot...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/14882306961_f6b83b7f2b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oF6Hnk)
livia (https://flic.kr/p/oF6Hnk) by Ben Rains (https://www.flickr.com/people/8376113@N07/), on Flickr

Century Studio 10A w/8x10 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50

Peter Lewin
11-Aug-2014, 13:56
Ben: Glad to see you posting again, it feels like its been a while. I took one look at your most recent portrait, and simply went "wow!"

ericmaquiling
11-Aug-2014, 14:14
From a recent shoot...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/14882306961_f6b83b7f2b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oF6Hnk)
livia (https://flic.kr/p/oF6Hnk) by Ben Rains (https://www.flickr.com/people/8376113@N07/), on Flickr

Century Studio 10A w/8x10 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50


Brilliant!

RPippin
11-Aug-2014, 15:44
Recent self portrait.119778

Rick Rycroft
11-Aug-2014, 19:17
Wow Ben, her eyes really grab you.

Bill Christian
11-Aug-2014, 19:22
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14705361227_ea5815ab09_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/opsPyP)

I forgot to bring the power supply for my flash, so I under exposed to get the sky and leaves darker. The camera got the dynamic range well, but next time I'll use flash for fill. And I noticed that I'm getting an infra red effect, I'll need to put a IR filter on lenses in the future for models, but it makes leaves look nice.

The camera is on a bean bag on the ground for this shot, and she is at a higher level than the camera.

Most likely 1/400 and stopped down a good bit.
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
8x10 digital large format camera
Lighting: mid day sun with no modification
Schneider Kreuznach G-Claron 9/305
Photo Taken: August 8, 2014 Santa Clara, CA, USA
Copyright LargeSense LLC
All rights reserved

...nice photo Ben!

mdarnton
11-Aug-2014, 19:23
Put these in the x-ray film thread, but hey.......
Fuji x-ray film, 5x7 Agfa-Ansco deluxe universal view, 12" 6.3 Paragon, both;
strobes on the first, window light on the second:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3839/14889996913_c8b09c6a89_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFM8jH)

Roberta (https://flic.kr/p/oFM8jH) by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14690979160_10ee14c2fd_b.jpg

(https://flic.kr/p/ooc7h9)Eric (https://flic.kr/p/ooc7h9) by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

benrains
11-Aug-2014, 19:54
Ben: Glad to see you posting again, it feels like its been a while. I took one look at your most recent portrait, and simply went "wow!"


Brilliant!


Wow Ben, her eyes really grab you.

Thanks! Yeah, I've been on a bit of hiatus mainly due to normal life things getting in the way. My father had been gravely ill for a while with cancer, and then passed away in April. I've been shooting regularly since June, but I'm only just now getting around to developing everything. I don't think I'll get caught up with it all until sometime in September. It's not a bad problem to have though. I do wish there were more hours in a day!

jumanji
11-Aug-2014, 23:33
Long time no access to forum.

Girl in garden

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14893403272_35ba8a235d_c.jpg

Actually there are details in the shadows. Scanner just cannot handle the whole tonal range...

Corran
13-Aug-2014, 07:17
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
8x10 digital large format camera

I'm not sure if folks missed this or what but please tell us more, perhaps in the DIY forum.

Sorry to ignore the photo but I'm curious as to what you are building! I found your website and such.

Bill Christian
13-Aug-2014, 10:51
Bryan,

I'm building a large format 8x10 digital camera. I'm starting a business to make and sell them, so I don't want to make commercial posts on the forum. Later when the first metal body is ready I'll have photos of the camera. The images give a feeling of large film.

Bill

Corran
13-Aug-2014, 10:52
Well definitely keep us apprised! I will be in the market for a 4x5 back for sure, assuming it's not the cost of a house. I hope they are usable in the field (i.e. not tethered). A user last year was posting about this possibility but did not have a working prototype, as you seem to have!

Bill Christian
13-Aug-2014, 10:57
Bryan,

Yes, I'll let you know. I'm keeping costs as low as possible, but large silicon can't be cheap. Do you have a link to the post of the user proposing a 4x5? I plan 8x10 first and then 4x5, and the 4x5 will be half the price.

I took photos outside last week to show that it can go outside. And tomorrow I'll be outside near sunset taking photos. But with tripods and everything it gets a bit heavy. I'm thinking the 4x5 will be a lot more portable.

Bill

goamules
13-Aug-2014, 11:50
Long time no access to forum.

Girl in garden

Actually there are details in the shadows. Scanner just cannot handle the whole tonal range...

That's a nice shot and pose.

goamules
13-Aug-2014, 11:54
I forgot to bring the power supply for my flash, so I under exposed to get the sky and leaves darker. The camera got the dynamic range well, but next time I'll use flash for fill. And I noticed that I'm getting an infra red effect, I'll need to put a IR filter on lenses in the future for models, but it makes leaves look nice.

The camera is on a bean bag on the ground for this shot, and she is at a higher level than the camera.

Most likely 1/400 and stopped down a good bit.
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
8x10 digital large format camera
Lighting: mid day sun with no modification
Schneider Kreuznach G-Claron 9/305
Photo Taken: August 8, 2014 Santa Clara, CA, USA
Copyright LargeSense LLC
All rights reserved

...nice photo Ben!

Wait a minute, is this large format or not? What is the sensor size?

Bill Christian
13-Aug-2014, 11:58
Yes, it is large format. I call it 8x10 inch but it is a bit bigger.

Bill


Wait a minute, is this large format or not? What is the sensor size?

richardman
13-Aug-2014, 13:24
Wow, good catch Bryan!

Bill, sent you an email.

D-tach
13-Aug-2014, 15:23
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v128/p546697222-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Yellow filter - Fomapan 200 5x7 - XTOL 1:1

Wayne Lambert
13-Aug-2014, 19:43
Tom, you do beautiful work.

Wayne

richardman
13-Aug-2014, 22:45
Yet another installment from the https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits project.

"From the Shadow's Side"

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140810-Scanned-431-Edit.jpg

D-tach
14-Aug-2014, 00:40
Tom, you do beautiful work.

Wayne

Thanks mr Lambert

D-tach
14-Aug-2014, 05:35
Sorry - one last

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v139/p449959964-6.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Yellow Filter - Fuji Acros 4x5" - XTOL 1:1
Camera right a big white wall bouncing the morning sun

Martin Aislabie
14-Aug-2014, 10:42
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v128/p546697222-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Yellow filter - Fomapan 200 5x7 - XTOL 1:1

Terrific

Martin

D-tach
15-Aug-2014, 02:55
Terrific

Martin

Thanks Martin

andre
15-Aug-2014, 04:21
First one with Tom's 45n-2.
I really like how the small camera get's out of the way when shooting.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3878/14924504272_c23d400b5a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oJPZab)Eliseo (https://flic.kr/p/oJPZab) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

D-tach
15-Aug-2014, 04:27
First one with Tom's 45n-2.
I really like how the small camera get's out of the way when shooting.



Nice Andre!
No light leaks...?

Pali K
15-Aug-2014, 05:04
Thats amazing Andre. I am new to large format and would appreciate if you could share how you setup the shot - particularly interested in how you achieved the shallow dof.

Thanks, Plai

andre
15-Aug-2014, 05:48
Thanks!!
No severe light leaks so far.
One thing I noticed was that the bellows hangs too far down the front standard and a bit over the lens, blocking the top edge.
I fixed that by letting the lens barrel deeper into the the bellows.




Nice Andre!
No light leaks...?

andre
15-Aug-2014, 06:06
Thanks Pali! I'm new myself, only 2 month in :)

The shallow DOF is a combination of a couple of things...
This Petzval lens has a wide aperture of F3.5.
The focal length is 6" which is like a 45mm equivalent so I had a very close focusing distance.
I think I added a bit of swing which again changes focus plane.

Adding to the look is the very soft light from the open sky.
And maybe the fact that the lens is quite low in contrast which gives a very nice tonailty with traditional black & white film like TriX and HP5


Thats amazing Andre. I am new to large format and would appreciate if you could share how you setup the shot - particularly interested in how you achieved the shallow dof.

Thanks, Plai

Pali K
15-Aug-2014, 10:04
Thanks Pali! I'm new myself, only 2 month in :)

The shallow DOF is a combination of a couple of things...
This Petzval lens has a wide aperture of F3.5.
The focal length is 6" which is like a 45mm equivalent so I had a very close focusing distance.
I think I added a bit of swing which again changes focus plane.

Adding to the look is the very soft light from the open sky.
And maybe the fact that the lens is quite low in contrast which gives a very nice tonailty with traditional black & white film like TriX and HP5

Thanks Andre. Really nice portrait.

Bill Christian
15-Aug-2014, 12:30
http://largesense.com/files/1814/0813/0601/TiltVanessaQueenOfJungle_1024.jpg

I did some tilt and there might have been an Einstein flash camera left for fill.

Model: Vanessa A Leigh
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)
Fujinon SF lens 1:5.6 / 250 mm
Photo Taken: August 14, 2014 Los Gatos, CA, USA
Copyright LargeSense LLC
All rights reserved

Bill

Ari
15-Aug-2014, 13:01
Fantastic results, Bill; I can't wait to hear more about the LS911 when you're ready.

Bill Christian
15-Aug-2014, 14:17
Ari,

Thanks, I'll keep posting a few when I take photos and will update when the camera progresses.

Bill

VictoriaPerelet
15-Aug-2014, 17:22
I did some tilt and there might have been an Einstein flash camera left for fill.

Model: Vanessa A Leigh
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)
........



Now, can we please see pic of camera?

Bill Christian
15-Aug-2014, 18:57
The camera now is just a test box, but we're working on the first metal prototype and when it looks nice I'll have pictures. I don't want to show photos of an unfinished camera.

Bill


Now, can we please see pic of camera?

Richard Johnson
15-Aug-2014, 20:00
First one with Tom's 45n-2.
I really like how the small camera get's out of the way when shooting.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3878/14924504272_c23d400b5a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oJPZab)Eliseo (https://flic.kr/p/oJPZab) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

Excellent. Keeping the subject's eyes' closed is a good way to get them to hold still and stay in focus too.

richardman
15-Aug-2014, 20:23
Excellent. Keeping the subject's eyes' closed is a good way to get them to hold still and stay in focus too.

For my projects, I give them a handy PDF sheet but basically comes down to once I finish focusing, do not move your head. You can drop your props (some of them are heavy). You can even shift slightly side to side, just don't move your head. So far I have one subject that is slightly "jittery" and I couldn't get a perfect photo of her. Keep trying...

richardman
15-Aug-2014, 20:25
Sherrie cosplaying Zakuro from Tokyo Mew Mew. Another photo for the https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits project.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140811-Scanned-437.jpg

VictoriaPerelet
15-Aug-2014, 23:28
The camera now is just a test box, but we're working on the first metal prototype and when it looks nice I'll have pictures. I don't want to show photos of an unfinished camera.

Bill

Untill then, that's not large format pic:). People argue, if pics taken with 50x39mm MF DBs are "large format".


Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)

That sensor deserves to be seen.:confused:

mdarnton
16-Aug-2014, 07:03
Oh great. Now we all have to post photos of our cameras taking the picture to prove it's a LF camera? Bummer.

RHITMrB
16-Aug-2014, 11:37
Oh great. Now we all have to post photos of our cameras taking the picture to prove it's a LF camera? Bummer.

To be posted in this forum, the photos of the camera also have to be large format! This means the only possible way to take a picture is to have a circle of large format cameras taking pictures of each other.

benrains
16-Aug-2014, 13:29
Livia contemplates.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14914938396_9f0c4dfafc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oHYXyh)
livia (https://flic.kr/p/oHYXyh) by Ben Rains (https://www.flickr.com/people/8376113@N07/), on Flickr

Century Studio 10A w/8x10 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50
(Image is cropped slightly.)

benrains
16-Aug-2014, 13:40
First frame with przemur's lens (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?115203-FS-6-quot-Petzval-in-Linhof-board-Zettor-shutter&p=1156242#post1156242)
Exactly what I wanted!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14660520360_dbd9c4f3ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/okuZWq)
her. (https://flic.kr/p/okuZWq) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

This is a fantastic portrait. Beautiful work, Andre!

Petzval Paul
16-Aug-2014, 13:50
Beautiful work, indeed!

djdister
16-Aug-2014, 14:25
Livia contemplates.

Century Studio 10A w/8x10 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50
(Image is cropped slightly.)

Fantastic shot, great tones - excellent!

mdarnton
16-Aug-2014, 14:33
Livia contemplates.

I was looking at your other Livia shots on Flickr, and she really brings her own unique tonal range to the situation!

benrains
16-Aug-2014, 16:23
Hammers and top hats.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3871/14753587450_cd0d27cd30_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/otHZxq)
matt and the mallet (https://flic.kr/p/otHZxq) by Ben Rains (https://www.flickr.com/people/8376113@N07/), on Flickr

Century Studio 10A w/8x10 back
Wollensak Raptar 11⅞"/4.5
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50

benrains
16-Aug-2014, 16:24
Fantastic shot, great tones - excellent!


I was looking at your other Livia shots on Flickr, and she really brings her own unique tonal range to the situation!

Thanks! And, yes, she's quite unique.

Andrew Plume
17-Aug-2014, 04:43
This is a fantastic portrait. Beautiful work, Andre!

it's an absolutely blinding result, great

regards

andrew

D-tach
17-Aug-2014, 13:02
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v165/p815059078-6.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL 1:1

Alessandro Bocchi
17-Aug-2014, 13:56
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Margherita Boschetti, the Italian SUP Wave Champion.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 8 minutes at 23° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lightning: Ambient light only

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5580/14946438265_439f507a05_b.jpg

Petzval Paul
18-Aug-2014, 10:10
120111

Hope this works....not so good with PC's.

My wife, shot in my newly built skylight studio. This was a test shot to see how the lighting works and how to modify it with diffusion material, etc. 6"x8" collodion negative, intensified with copper/silver. 30 seconds at f/6.3 (thank God for my headbrace! I'd be lost without it). I used an unusual 13" E. Hornster "Plastic" lens from Berlin that I got from MW Classics. It's a Periscop-style lens that requires correcting for CA, but it has a really nice rendition - subtly soft/sharp with a smooth fall-off which looks unbelievably great on the GG, but still figuring out how it works on the emulsion. Obviously, what I see may not be what I am going to get.

ImSoNegative
18-Aug-2014, 11:04
120111

Hope this works....not so good with PC's.

My wife, shot in my newly built skylight studio. This was a test shot to see how the lighting works and how to modify it with diffusion material, etc. 6"x8" collodion negative, intensified with copper/silver. 30 seconds at f/6.3 (thank God for my headbrace! I'd be lost without it). I used an unusual 13" E. Hornster "Plastic" lens from Berlin that I got from MW Classics. It's a Periscop-style lens that requires correcting for CA, but it has a really nice rendition - subtly soft/sharp with a smooth fall-off which looks unbelievably great on the GG, but still figuring out how it works on the emulsion. Obviously, what I see may not be what I am going to get.

Very nice portrait!

Petzval Paul
18-Aug-2014, 11:14
Tom, I really like yours, too! Wide open, I am guessing? It's one of the finest examples of that lens's qualities I have ever seen - Cooke should lease it for their website!

Pete Watkins
18-Aug-2014, 11:26
Petzval Paul,
Great image.
I'm glad that you're happy with a lens from MW Classic. They are very prone to mis-describing the lenses that they put up on The bay.
Buyer beware!
Pete.

Petzval Paul
18-Aug-2014, 13:05
As a matter of fact, they DID misrepresent the details. I had already seen the description on a auction site so I knew that it was a periscop design, even though MWC said it was rectilinear. The name "plastic" was a give away that it was a soft focus lens (to some degree, anyway).

richardman
18-Aug-2014, 13:12
I had the pleasure of working with Jwlhyfer yesterday. The light in her apartment was gorgeous so I photograph her with just natural light. Jwlhyfer is a master at craft and we had a great time geeking out. More later.... oh, this is her normal wear :-)

Project: https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits
http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140818-Scanned-444-Edit.jpg

D-tach
18-Aug-2014, 16:10
Tom, I really like yours, too! Wide open, I am guessing? It's one of the finest examples of that lens's qualities I have ever seen - Cooke should lease it for their website!

:-) Thanks Paul! Yes, wide open

jp
19-Aug-2014, 05:50
120111

Hope this works....not so good with PC's.

My wife, shot in my newly built skylight studio. This was a test shot to see how the lighting works and how to modify it with diffusion material, etc. 6"x8" collodion negative, intensified with copper/silver. 30 seconds at f/6.3 (thank God for my headbrace! I'd be lost without it). I used an unusual 13" E. Hornster "Plastic" lens from Berlin that I got from MW Classics. It's a Periscop-style lens that requires correcting for CA, but it has a really nice rendition - subtly soft/sharp with a smooth fall-off which looks unbelievably great on the GG, but still figuring out how it works on the emulsion. Obviously, what I see may not be what I am going to get.

Great work! Shoot some film to better capture the CA; it has a bigger spectral sensitivity. Compliments to anyone for holding so very still for 30s.

nede
19-Aug-2014, 11:46
Yann on a 13x18cm clear glass ambrotype
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img519.jpg

Trevor Whitaker
19-Aug-2014, 14:19
A shot of a burlesque performer I know that I took at Tiki Oasis (http://www.tikioasis.com/2014/) in San Diego this past weekend.

120215

Pacemaker Speed Graphic, Aero Ektar 7"
Kodak Portra 160
1/50 at f/2.5 using the modelling light of an Einstein strobe for fill

goamules
19-Aug-2014, 18:47
My favorite wife and favorite motorcycle. 5x7 Fuji Provia, Golden Dagor.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14788801788_dfcde9a46c_h.jpg (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14788801788_dfcde9a46c_h.jpg)

Click for larger

Harold_4074
19-Aug-2014, 22:00
To be posted in this forum, the photos of the camera also have to be large format! This means the only possible way to take a picture is to have a circle of large format cameras taking pictures of each other.

Nah. Mirror....

ericmaquiling
20-Aug-2014, 09:51
My favorite wife and favorite motorcycle. 5x7 Fuji Provia, Golden Dagor.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14788801788_dfcde9a46c_h.jpg (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14788801788_dfcde9a46c_h.jpg)

Click for larger

that's one cool bike!!

goamules
20-Aug-2014, 10:30
Thanks, I'm really enjoying it, I bought it a couple months ago. 1968 Honda CB450 Super Sport. It's the same type I rode in High School. Many bikes since then, then a long hiatus of about 15 years with no bike. But this one is more fun than any.

jesse
20-Aug-2014, 10:56
Jamin Cone Petzval 340mm, 8x10 Fomapan
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201408/21/014304vl5ixewytmyvljpp.jpg

t0aster
20-Aug-2014, 11:04
Jamin Cone Petzval 340mm, 8x10 Fomapan
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201408/21/014304vl5ixewytmyvljpp.jpg

I dig it.

D-tach
21-Aug-2014, 23:56
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v72/p583190463-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Fomapan 100 5x7" - XTOL 1:1

Peter Mounier
22-Aug-2014, 09:09
D-tach
I love everything about this portrait.

jcoldslabs
22-Aug-2014, 10:08
Yeah, Tom, that's a good one.

Jonathan

jesse
22-Aug-2014, 11:18
ShenHao 8x10, 340mm Jamin Cone Petzval, Fomapan 100
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201408/21/015447ccqaaqauc61adumg.jpg

Jim Cole
22-Aug-2014, 13:59
Very lovely, Jesse. The photo and the model.

D-tach
23-Aug-2014, 05:36
D-tach
I love everything about this portrait.


Yeah, Tom, that's a good one.

Jonathan

Thanks Jonathan and Peter

nede
23-Aug-2014, 07:16
a 13x18 ambrotype
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img529.jpg

evan clarke
23-Aug-2014, 14:20
A little sf

andre
24-Aug-2014, 07:48
Awesome! I'm waiting for the ash to fall...


a 13x18 ambrotype

mdarnton
24-Aug-2014, 08:16
a 13x18 ambrotype
That's pretty cool! I like the mix of old and modern.

mdarnton
24-Aug-2014, 08:18
A little sf
Evan--Nice. What's the lens?

jesse
25-Aug-2014, 00:30
Very lovely, Jesse. The photo and the model.

Thanks Jim

jesse
25-Aug-2014, 00:31
I dig it.

Thanks for viewing.

nede
25-Aug-2014, 01:21
Thank you Andre, thank you Mdarnton

Sergio
25-Aug-2014, 05:18
https://www.flickr.com/photos/21503525@N03/15029456942/
120540
Sacred and profane, street artist in front of dome church door of Prato Italy.
Chamonix 8x10 camera, FP4+ 8x10 film at 64 iso, 450mm f/9 lens, 1/2 " at f.64,
PMK developer.
Contact print on Fomalux 111, Ansco 130 developer, scan from print.

Howard Tanger
25-Aug-2014, 13:58
Monsieurnede. VERY scary photo!!! Waste of time and materials.

Alessandro Bocchi
25-Aug-2014, 14:06
Padua (PD) Italy - A series of portrait just to test the old camera before he performance at the Vintage Festival. This is Christine with her beloved electronic cigarette and her vintage iPhone.

- Camera: LUPO Aldina II 13x18
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 2 seconds at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 5x7"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lightning: One continuous Light

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14848911839_4cd06bcd6b_b.jpg

ericmaquiling
25-Aug-2014, 21:03
Haven't uploaded in many many years. I've lost all my darkroom equipment. I now just have trays, tubes, a flimsy wire and some clothspins. I do have software which I suck at. I'm still struggling with basic adjustments. But anyway, here's some very very very old Tri-X @200, f/11 @ 1/2sec, PMK for 18 min (yah, I know long time cause I wanna eventually do some Kalli or Platinum with these).
I already forgot the name of those pose but he can hold it for a long time.
Commerical Ektar 300

120560

nede
26-Aug-2014, 01:27
Howard Tanger, thank you, I have still a bunch to waste ;)

bc_69
26-Aug-2014, 05:14
ShenHao 8x10, 340mm Jamin Cone Petzval, Fomapan 100
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201408/21/015447ccqaaqauc61adumg.jpg

Lovely image.

ericmaquiling
26-Aug-2014, 06:41
My gf's grampa. WWII Veteran, B24 Tailgunner, POW, Widow, Painter.
Kodak Master View 8x10
Wollensak 159mm
HP5+ @ 200
F/11 or so, 1/2 second
D76 1:1 13m

(How do you guys post a large image? Mine come out as thumbnails and need to click on it)

https://33.media.tumblr.com/859d036dd01037a11d5faf3c61c40e0f/tumblr_nax1v01aC91rxkryjo1_1280.jpg

Ken Lee
26-Aug-2014, 07:03
(How do you guys post a large image? Mine come out as thumbnails and need to click on it)

Your photo file needs to hosted somewhere else - either on your own web site if you have one, or someone else's site.

Once that is done you can determine the URL (address) of the file and specify it when inserting the image. Instead of uploading an image file, you specify the URL of the image you would like to show.

The forum software displays the linked image on the web page, based on the URL you provided.

ericmaquiling
26-Aug-2014, 07:32
The forum software displays the linked image on the web page, based on the URL you provided.

got it! Thanks!!!
Now I have the image and a thumbnail. Weird.

Randy Moe
26-Aug-2014, 10:57
I like the busy environmental image. He also sat very still.

So much to see in the room, yet the composition is uncluttered.

Wide angle works very well for you!

[QUOTE=ericmaquiling;1165648]My gf's grampa. WWII Veteran, B24 Tailgunner, POW, Widow, Painter.
Kodak Master View 8x10
Wollensak 159mm
HP5+ @ 200
F/11 or so, 1/2 second
D76 1:1 13m

bracan
26-Aug-2014, 12:35
Expired Polaroid 55 negative on Speed Graphic and Aero Ektar wide open.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5551/14855064819_d4b0e8f73e_z.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
26-Aug-2014, 13:03
This is really wonderful. I love everything of this pictures. Expression tones composition and the wonderful look of the Aero Ektar.


Expired Polaroid 55 negative on Speed Graphic and Aero Ektar wide open.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5551/14855064819_d4b0e8f73e_z.jpg

bracan
26-Aug-2014, 14:34
This is really wonderful. I love everything of this pictures. Expression tones composition and the wonderful look of the Aero Ektar.

Thank you Alessandro:)

cikaziva
26-Aug-2014, 18:23
This is really wonderful. I love everything of this pictures. Expression tones composition and the wonderful look of the Aero Ektar.

and not to forget a subject :)

Bill Christian
27-Aug-2014, 13:49
I was trying for a classic Hollywood style look. While I didn't achieve my goal, at least the camera's sensor size imparted a good feeling to the images. There's some tilting, shifting and swinging going on. Making the hands a bigger focal point than the face may not be the best composition. Then the hot light was too hot on the neck, but when I moved the light some to avoid the reflection I didn't like the photo as much.

Model: Vanessa A Leigh
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Tessar 4.5/ 250 mm
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)
2 500W Fresnel hot lights
Photo Taken: August 26, 2014 Santa Clara, CA, USA
Copyright LargeSense LLC
All rights reserved
http://largesense.com/

http://largesense.com/files/8514/0916/8360/fhhhhBW6_1024.jpg

Plus one more up close with the same setup, the lens was getting close to Vanessa, the edge blur was natural, I assume my tilting went too far for this lens:

http://largesense.com/files/7514/0916/8361/HeadReclinging_1024.jpg

The lens used, all wide open:
http://largesense.com/files/3914/0876/7878/IMG_3172.jpg

lenser
27-Aug-2014, 14:15
Bill, If you haven't discovered him already: there are several good books out there with the brilliant work of George Hurrell. I think you will learn a huge amount from him. Also the book "Hollywood Portraits (Classic Shots and How to Take Them)" by Roger Hicks and Christopher Nisperos has actual lighting technique breakdowns.

Bill Christian
27-Aug-2014, 14:20
Thanks, I have the Roger Hicks book Hollywood Portraits. I need to do more study! I'm going to try again next week. I have to fix one of my hot lights also. I plan things but when it comes time to take photos events take a life of their own. I should spend a while just trying to create one mood.

Bill


Bill, If you haven't discovered him already: there are several good books out there with the brilliant work of George Hurrell. I think you will learn a huge amount from him. Also the book "Hollywood Portraits (Classic Shots and How to Take Them)" by Roger Hicks and Christopher Nisperos has actual lighting technique breakdowns.

Christo.Stankulov
28-Aug-2014, 01:32
Bravo Bracane!

bracan
28-Aug-2014, 02:30
Bravo Bracane!

Hvala Christo!

Dirk Rösler
28-Aug-2014, 04:28
I was trying for a classic Hollywood style look.

Interesting product you are developing there. Probably unaffordable for most of us.

Anyway, I think 250mm is a little short for this type of shot. Her hands look far too big in relation to the face. 14" would be worth a try, like a Commercial Ektar... or more.

djdister
28-Aug-2014, 04:33
Interesting product you are developing there. Probably unaffordable for most of us.

Anyway, I think 250mm is a little short for this type of shot. Her hands look far to big in relation to the face. 14" would be worth a try, like a Commercial Ektar... or more.

Agree the focal length is a bit short, plus the lighting departs considerably from the classic "Hollywood look." See the "butterfly lighting" style...

Bill Christian
28-Aug-2014, 06:21
I know I need a bit longer lens, I'll look for one. I'll work on my lighting and try a bit again next week. The camera will be a bit expensive but as affordable as possible.

Bill


Agree the focal length is a bit short, plus the lighting departs considerably from the classic "Hollywood look." See the "butterfly lighting" style...

Dirk Rösler
28-Aug-2014, 13:23
Great, also the G Claron is incredibly sharp, personally I wouldn't use it for portraits.

Bill Christian
28-Aug-2014, 13:27
I have a G-Claron 9/305 but like you say it doesn't have a nice feeling for a portrait. I'll look for a 14 inch or more lens next week.

Bill


Great, also the G Claron is incredibly sharp, personally I wouldn't use it for portraits.

D-tach
28-Aug-2014, 15:23
Cyriel

Sharp version

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v150/p421635124-5.jpg

Deardorff - Rodenstock Sinaron SE 210 @F9 - FP4+ 5x7

Soft version

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v136/p352113486-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 @4.5 - FP4+ 5x7

richardman
29-Aug-2014, 19:10
https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits

Please enjoy this presentation of Sunny / Lady Licorice. The day after I took the "casual" photos, she's starting her Junior year. The young lady has a bright future ahead of her.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140810-Scanned-453.jpg

Hugo Zhang
29-Aug-2014, 19:21
Richard,

Great job and I really enjoy your work!

Thanks for sharing.

Hugo

richardman
29-Aug-2014, 19:47
Thanks Hugo. I take most/all the portraits with the Chamonix F1 :-)

Peter Lewin
30-Aug-2014, 09:26
Richardman: While I don't really get the cosplay thing, I found your "diptych" of Sunny/Lady Licorice fascinating. I for one would enjoy it if you could post more of these "everyday vs. cosplay" pairings. Your technical control of color and lighting is great.

Christopher Barrett
30-Aug-2014, 16:25
Warmed up the drum scanner tonight to digitize some 8x10 negs out of a borrowed 'Dorff.

http://christopherbarrett.net/forum_images/Gabriel.jpg

jp
30-Aug-2014, 18:52
Good tones Christopher!

Richard, the comparison shots really work well together.

Playing around with ektascan b/ra xray film 8x10, kodak 305 portrait, pyrocat hd. The girls were patient models today. Like stand at that rock while I get the camera adjusted... OK, now get a chicken and get back in the same spot. Lean forward, turn your body that way, turn your head this way. Look at the camera. perfect....


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14901952487_b4c44c007d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oGQpii)
img374 (https://flic.kr/p/oGQpii) by philbrookjason (https://www.flickr.com/people/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Ari
30-Aug-2014, 18:56
Warmed up the drum scanner tonight to digitize some 8x10 negs out of a borrowed 'Dorff.

http://christopherbarrett.net/forum_images/Gabriel.jpg

Crap; I want a drum scanner.
Nice shot, Christopher.

Christopher Barrett
30-Aug-2014, 20:04
One more before I knock off...

http://christopherbarrett.net/forum_images/Pola.jpg

SergeiR
30-Aug-2014, 20:27
8x10 arista, gundlach radar 8x10

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/15089187805_9236ea22db_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oZo2Qr)Scan-140830-0008www (https://flic.kr/p/oZo2Qr) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

richardman
30-Aug-2014, 22:58
Richardman: While I don't really get the cosplay thing, I found your "diptych" of Sunny/Lady Licorice fascinating. I for one would enjoy it if you could post more of these "everyday vs. cosplay" pairings. Your technical control of color and lighting is great.

Peter, thanks for the kind words. This is exactly the point of my project: to show that costumers/cosplayers are just folks, who happen to like to make cloths and play dress-up :-) I also do short audio interview with them so the final presentation really give some sense of them as people.

I have posted some of the earlier ones but not too many as pairings yet because of the "month" thing. This particular set works out as both photos were taken this month: one at the beginning and one at the end.

May be I will start a thread with just the pairing photos in the image sharing section. It is how the images should be looked at - as a pair (or triptych or even quad-tych sometimes).

richardman
31-Aug-2014, 00:08
LOVE the chicken! :-)

Corran
31-Aug-2014, 04:33
https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits

If you don't mind I have a couple of comments.

I find these last two to have some weird color. Seems magenta shifted. It's a little distracting.

I'm not sure why you've chosen to have the subjects so static, with a centered composition. It doesn't do much to enhance the photo. She also looks really unhappy, or just bored. She has a nice prop, use it to your advantage, especially since (I assume) you have her separate from a convention and have time to do a proper shoot.

Looking at some of your Facebook photos I feel like you use the same background too much. However, these trees are much better than the inside shots on the plain background, which are kind of boring. The concrete overpass / parking deck isn't much better. The best location and best image to me is the Vegeta guy. Some of the framing seems to be off - you cut off one of the props in one.

I think you are getting better / more comfortable maybe, because I do think the newer images are better, but I'd like to see a more dynamic connection between the subject and the viewer. I'd also like to see a unified color palette as they seem to be all over the place, some normal, some with a kind of instagram effect.

Hope you don't mind my comments. I like cosplay and have some friends that are really into it. I've photographed at DragonCon and AWA here in Atlanta...sadly not at DragonCon right now, but looking to go to AWA again this year and shoot a lot of LF. I think cosplay is really suited to LF and color film.

jp
31-Aug-2014, 05:03
Different daughter, different chicken. Different film. w/ 8x10 fp4+/kodak 305 portrait/pyrocat hd. I'm thinking the focus is better too. Perhaps as xray film isn't panchromatic I should not front focus with xray film like you do with normal film. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. I like the background lighting better in the other photo (done 30 minutes later)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14905891360_406f38f121_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oHbAbU)
img376 (https://flic.kr/p/oHbAbU) by philbrookjason (https://www.flickr.com/people/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Scott Schroeder
31-Aug-2014, 06:52
Sergei, that is rich. There is a lot of character in that photo.

Pete Watkins
31-Aug-2014, 08:40
jp' That's beautiful.
Pete

richardman
31-Aug-2014, 13:37
If you don't mind I have a couple of comments.
...


Bryan, thanks for the comments.

Alan Gales
31-Aug-2014, 14:22
Peter, thanks for the kind words. This is exactly the point of my project: to show that costumers/cosplayers are just folks, who happen to like to make cloths and play dress-up :-) I also do short audio interview with them so the final presentation really give some sense of them as people.

I have posted some of the earlier ones but not too many as pairings yet because of the "month" thing. This particular set works out as both photos were taken this month: one at the beginning and one at the end.

May be I will start a thread with just the pairing photos in the image sharing section. It is how the images should be looked at - as a pair (or triptych or even quad-tych sometimes).

I agree. I really like the paring. My 20 year old daughter isn't into Cosplay but she knows several people who are. They are normal people with an unusual hobby just like us film photographers. ;)

My daughter and I really like what you are doing!

RSalles
31-Aug-2014, 19:52
Ten minutes - at my LOCALE - to the end of the month and the thread, so...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3878/14913531359_6c99f7af6a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oHRKi2)4x5_2014-5314-17 (https://flic.kr/p/oHRKi2) by Renato__ Salles (https://www.flickr.com/people/57844819@N03/), on Flickr

Cheers,

Renato

jesse
1-Sep-2014, 00:09
Different daughter, different chicken. Different film. w/ 8x10 fp4+/kodak 305 portrait/pyrocat hd. I'm thinking the focus is better too. Perhaps as xray film isn't panchromatic I should not front focus with xray film like you do with normal film. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. I like the background lighting better in the other photo (done 30 minutes later)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14905891360_406f38f121_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oHbAbU)
img376 (https://flic.kr/p/oHbAbU) by philbrookjason (https://www.flickr.com/people/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Such a lovely girl.

jp
1-Sep-2014, 04:55
Thanks Richard, Pete, Jesse! It's fun.

BennehBoy
1-Sep-2014, 08:44
Few shot on the speed graphic, all self developed in an ATL 1500 using digibase C41.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3847/14896638909_61f8584df0_b.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3903/14865371230_65853ac3ae_b.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3837/15040403685_952af12a0c_b.jpg

This one shot on an 8x10 Sinar P2 - Super Angulon 165/8 @ f11
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5557/14800760459_f8e84173b3_b.jpg

Richard Johnson
1-Sep-2014, 10:23
Ben, those are great, especially the kid on the bike.

BennehBoy
1-Sep-2014, 11:39
Ben, those are great, especially the kid on the bike.

Cheers, got another 50 sheets to dev & scan yet...

richardman
1-Sep-2014, 12:53
4th Times Is A Charm
and why https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits is a long term project.

I took the photo at the left in Jan 2014. Unfortunately, Colleen / Princess Agitha left ALA before I could take her casual photo. Then at FAnime, we met up and the photo was ... misfocused Then we met at a cosplay gathering and I accidentally tugged on the film holders and one sheet (out of six) got exposed to the Sun and OF COURSE it's the one with her on it :-[. Finally, this weekend I drove a thousand miles to Sacramento and nailed it. Enjoy!

From the audio notes:

I met Peachy Pie at Anime LA 2014. She is a full time student majoring in art design, and has been going to anime cons for 5 years. While she makes her own costumes, she calls herself “pretty new” at sewing.

Peachy Pie: “The best part of cosplay is getting it done, wearing it, and becoming the character."

"If you play the game (Zelda games), Princess Agitha seems to have Asperger. She is quirky and seems to be shy... she has “something”, like the positions of her hands. She won't really make eye contact very much. I have Asperger myself, but it's not really bad. If people ask, I would tell them... Now that I am older, I can see from her that that's how I was.”

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140713-Scanned-465.jpg

jcoldslabs
1-Sep-2014, 13:06
4th Times Is A Charm

I'm not sure if you've heard about this forthcoming book (http://www.randomhouse.de/paperback/Cosplay-World/Brian-Ashcraft/e448396.rhd?pub=58500) (more examples here (http://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewtucker/glorious-photos-of-cosplayers-celebrating-their-art-form#4eff6qg)). It appears to be done digitally with lots of post-processing and does not show the casual side of the players as your series does, but I thought you might find it interesting nonetheless.

Jonathan

richardman
1-Sep-2014, 13:19
I'm not sure if you've heard about this forthcoming book (http://www.randomhouse.de/paperback/Cosplay-World/Brian-Ashcraft/e448396.rhd?pub=58500) (more examples here (http://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewtucker/glorious-photos-of-cosplayers-celebrating-their-art-form#4eff6qg)). It appears to be done digitally with lots of post-processing and does not show the casual side of the players as your series does, but I thought you might find it interesting nonetheless.

Jonathan

Jonathan, thanks for the links. The amount of creative work the costumers put it is phenomenal. AFAIK, no one has done a project quite like mine. I know a lot of the people in the community and in fact I have been doing official masquerade photos for many cons over the years. Last year, I found out about the Humans of NY project and a lightbulb came on - that there are faces behind the costumes and masks. Real people, real life, real concerns. So I aim to explore that angle.

jcoldslabs
1-Sep-2014, 13:23
The photos in the book I linked to are a bit over-the-top for my taste, and I agree that the strength of your project is in the pairing of the formal and casual shots. Best of luck!

J.

saturnus
1-Sep-2014, 13:46
121064

4x5

Peter De Smidt
1-Sep-2014, 14:12
http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/peterdesmidt/Kent_zps6687b114.jpg (http://s955.photobucket.com/user/peterdesmidt/media/Kent_zps6687b114.jpg.html)

richardman
1-Sep-2014, 16:53
Peter, I like it!

Peter De Smidt
1-Sep-2014, 17:09
Thanks, Richard.

SergeiR
1-Sep-2014, 17:15
Sergei, that is rich. There is a lot of character in that photo.
thank you :) Yeah. He is a character :)

SergeiR
1-Sep-2014, 17:15
8x10 Gundlach Radar, Arista EDU

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14925495498_5579307554_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oJV4Ph)Scan-140901-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/oJV4Ph) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Corran
1-Sep-2014, 18:41
A couple of handheld shots at an annual event called "The Happening" for new and returning students at the university. It was brutally hot, something like 98F + ridiculously humid...almost didn't even go. Taken with my Polaroid 900 / Xenotar 135mm, on T-Max, developed in Rodinal 1:120 semi-stand:

http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/happening2014-0320ss.jpg

http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/happening2014-0321ss.jpg

Ari
1-Sep-2014, 18:45
http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/peterdesmidt/Kent_zps6687b114.jpg (http://s955.photobucket.com/user/peterdesmidt/media/Kent_zps6687b114.jpg.html)

That's a great set-up and look, Peter.

Ari
1-Sep-2014, 18:46
8x10 Gundlach Radar, Arista EDU

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14925495498_5579307554_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oJV4Ph)Scan-140901-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/oJV4Ph) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

I am really enjoying this GR lens, Sergei; beautiful photo.

Gary Sommer
1-Sep-2014, 22:17
121064

4x5

This is very nice, Lia.

SergeiR
2-Sep-2014, 06:08
I am really enjoying this GR lens, Sergei; beautiful photo.

Thanks, Ari :)
Its a preparation shots, i am planning big project in Sept/Oct for MS patients, wanted to make sure that setup would work , before heading off to the real time constricted shooting.
GR is sweet lens indeed, and having shutter helps a lot. I would love to shoot more with 360mm Heliar or even 420, but they are heavier and harder to control with sunlight. In darkened room, with flashes - 360mm Heliar is my most used lens still ;)

Ari
2-Sep-2014, 14:51
Thanks for the information, Sergei, and I hope to see the MS project when it's done.

AtlantaTerry
3-Sep-2014, 00:06
Long time no access to forum.

Girl in garden

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14893403272_35ba8a235d_c.jpg

Actually there are details in the shadows. Scanner just cannot handle the whole tonal range...

OK, so why not approach scanning a sheet of film as though you were working with an HDR image?

Scan once for the highlights then a second for the shadows then merge the two in post?

Would that not work?

richardman
3-Sep-2014, 04:00
OK, so why not approach scanning a sheet of film as though you were working with an HDR image?

Scan once for the highlights then a second for the shadows then merge the two in post?

Would that not work?

First of all, yes, some scanner programs, e.g. Vuescan, supports that.

Second, I actually see shadow details, which part are you referring to?

Most monitors cannot display shadow well. I have the ColorEdge CE240W. When I bought it... 5-6 years ago, I tested it against the Apple Cinema Display side by side and the difference is really apparent.

polyglot
3-Sep-2014, 06:13
Unless the neg is grossly overdeveloped (and even then - the films tend to shoulder off before a good scanner will run out of DMax), a decent scanner should be able to capture all the information in it. Of course, you then have the problem of too much dynamic range to fit into the output jpeg, which is exactly the same problem as not being able to fit a really high-dynamic-range neg onto a print without making it look flat.

However, you can export your scan as a 16-bit linear positive (including all the dynamic range) and then run that through an HDR program to get a good looking jpeg/print.

While VueScan can do multi-pass scans, it shouldn't be needed for a neg. Can be useful for chromes if you have a scanner with poor DMax though.

djdister
3-Sep-2014, 10:47
Silverfast has an HDR scanning mode, but it never really worked for me. Better to manually tweak the input and output levels...

Peter De Smidt
3-Sep-2014, 11:41
A big danger is clipping shadow/highlight detail in the scanning software. It can be non-intuitive to make sure that doesn't happen.

Matsushime
8-Sep-2014, 09:42
Hi, this is my first time posting a image. I have to say that I love the monthly portraits threads!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15046263306_751ae176fe_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oVA2SS)[/url]
by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/97525361@N05/]Matsushime (https://flic.kr/p/oVA2SS), on Flickr

Horseman 4x5 210mm 5.6 @ 8
Fomapan 100, HC-100 dil. b

George E. Sheils
8-Sep-2014, 09:47
Re: Bennehboy's set of images...my favourite is the girl in black. Wonderful eyes.

George E. Sheils
8-Sep-2014, 09:49
Very impressive picture.
Great expression!


Hi, this is my first time posting a image. I have to say that I love the monthly portraits threads!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15046263306_751ae176fe_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oVA2SS)[/url]
by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/97525361@N05/]Matsushime (https://flic.kr/p/oVA2SS), on Flickr

Horseman 4x5 210mm 5.6 @ 8
Fomapan 100, HC-100 dil. b

Peter Lewin
8-Sep-2014, 09:53
Matsushime: Beautiful! I hope this is just the first of many postings, I'm already looking forward to more from you!

Matsushime
8-Sep-2014, 12:25
Very impressive picture.
Great expression!



Matsushime: Beautiful! I hope this is just the first of many postings, I'm already looking forward to more from you!

Thank you both for the kind compliments!

I do hope to be posting more. I think I finally have a grip on shooting models. Now the current trouble is finding them...