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Robert Kalman
1-Oct-2014, 17:39
Let us begin a new month...

8x10 Ebony, 14" Ektar on Tri-X, 1/25th @ f8. Souped in HC 110 @ 1:63 for 7 minutes.

122644

Ari
1-Oct-2014, 17:54
I prefer this to the white backgrounds, Robert; what's more, I like the way the background is rendered now.
Good choice of lens and film as well.

mdarnton
1-Oct-2014, 18:15
Works for me!

vdonovan
1-Oct-2014, 18:34
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15412645851_3d32fe913e_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ptXQDi)2014-24-jan 8001 (https://flic.kr/p/ptXQDi) by vdonovan2000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/21036453@N08/), on Flickr

Fuji HR-S X-ray film (cut to 4x5)
Exposed at EI 80
Xtol 1:1 6min @68
Sinar P
Fujinon 300/5.6

SergeiR
1-Oct-2014, 20:04
Let us begin a new month...

8x10 Ebony, 14" Ektar on Tri-X, 1/25th @ f8. Souped in HC 110 @ 1:63 for 7 minutes.



nice start

photoevangelist
1-Oct-2014, 21:33
Alright so it's technically not an October portrait, but I unveiled it last night (October 1st), I hope that counts. I've been keeping this portrait secret since I took it in May, seems a little odd to post the portrait in May portraits this late in the year.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15413525211_a7e43a8c6a_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/15413525211/)
GeorgeTakei (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/15413525211/) by Lee Smathers (https://www.flickr.com/people/lee_smathers/), on Flickr

Details about the shoot here:
http://leesmathersphotography.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/photo-shoot-with-george-takei/

vdonovan
1-Oct-2014, 22:59
That's a helluva shot, Lee.

Corran
2-Oct-2014, 08:16
Nice, Lee!!

BTW though, the Flickr version is way more contrasty than your blog post image. Not sure why? Actually, looking at it again, the top and bottom versions on your blog are different too...? The top looks like the Flickr link, the bottom one is less contrasty.

mdarnton
2-Oct-2014, 08:33
Flickr looks the same as what I see above on my Mac at work....

Corran
2-Oct-2014, 08:34
Read my post again, I'm talking about the two images posted on the blog post.

SergeiR
2-Oct-2014, 09:19
Alright so it's technically not an October portrait, but I unveiled it last night (October 1st), I hope that counts. I've been keeping this portrait secret since I took it in May, seems a little odd to post the portrait in May portraits this late in the year.

very cool subject.

Jim Galli
2-Oct-2014, 09:39
Fuji HR-S X-ray film (cut to 4x5)
Exposed at EI 80
Xtol 1:1 6min @68
Sinar P
Fujinon 300/5.6

Mesmerizing shot.

M.Lange
2-Oct-2014, 10:02
122691

evan clarke
2-Oct-2014, 16:48
Flickr, blogs..trying to judge contrast values? It's the Internet and doesn't really exist..

jcoldslabs
2-Oct-2014, 20:23
Fuji HR-S X-ray film (cut to 4x5)
Exposed at EI 80
Xtol 1:1 6min @68
Sinar P
Fujinon 300/5.6

Whatever that quality is that successful portraits have, this has it.

Jonathan

Trevor Whitaker
2-Oct-2014, 21:54
Alright so it's technically not an October portrait, but I unveiled it last night (October 1st), I hope that counts. I've been keeping this portrait secret since I took it in May, seems a little odd to post the portrait in May portraits this late in the year.
Details about the shoot here:
http://leesmathersphotography.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/photo-shoot-with-george-takei/

Given the subject I guess the only appropriate response is "Oh my!"

koraks
3-Oct-2014, 02:45
http://www.koraks.nl/galleries/4x5_archives/DD45TMX_141_06.jpg
In the woods. Schneider 75/8, TMX in Rodinal 1:50, 4990 scan

NiNo
3-Oct-2014, 02:59
122691
very-very nice! thanks!

richardman
4-Oct-2014, 13:44
This should probably go to the "Mistake" thread. Ted Grant is a national treasure of Canada. He photographed Prime Minister Trudeau sliding down a banister and Ben Johnson winning the Gold (and then lost it later due to drug violation). Travel photos, Queen Elizabeth, he has done it all. His photography mantra is KISS (Keep it Simple...) Back in the days, he would run around with 3 Leica Ms on his neck, and then one or two Leica R with long lens.

And he's an incredibly generous, funny person. My wife and I had the privilege to share an afternoon with him. The (small format Leica M9) photoset is here: http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/TedGrant-2014/

It was somewhat surreal that after some niceties, that I brought in my 4x5, and of course I had the wrong film etc. Nevertheless, with the magic of Lightroom, an image can be seen:


http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141004-Scanned-515.jpg

photoevangelist
4-Oct-2014, 14:41
Nice, Lee!!

BTW though, the Flickr version is way more contrasty than your blog post image. Not sure why? Actually, looking at it again, the top and bottom versions on your blog are different too...? The top looks like the Flickr link, the bottom one is less contrasty.

Bryan,
I do have two versions of this portrait. The Flickr version (and the main image on my blog) is a scan of the contact sheet print version. At the time I was using a Zone VI enlarger to make contact prints. Green for tones + Blue for maximum blacks. I'm now using an Omega 5XL for my contact sheets because I don't want to use up the last of my Zone VI bulb life on contact sheets. Also I think Flickr sharpens images once uploaded.

The image at the end of the blog is a final low res image of the negative scan I used to print the digital enlargement. I'm scanning my 8x10 images as 2000 dpi and reducing them to be 40x50 inches / 300 dpi for print. My 8x10 portraits would look great printed traditionally as 20x24, but I'm not able to print 8x10 yet. Since I have to scan the images to print my images, I figured I might as well go for the biggest I can do with our school's Canon printer. Very satisfied wit the results, but the clone/healing brush retouching from my v750 scanner at 200% takes 4-7 hours per image. I've got 15 images to do for a show that opens on Nov. 1, and am still working on the first image!

Thank you all for your kind words. It was a humbling experience to photograph George Takei!

richardman
5-Oct-2014, 13:16
On this fine Sunday afternoon, enjoy this wonderful photo of the Bertani costuming family. This should bring a smile to your face.

Had a wonderful session yesterday and will upload more very soon.

For the https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits project


http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141005-Scanned-518.jpg

richardman
5-Oct-2014, 17:07
An here's the "Casual"!

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141005-Scanned-520.jpg

SergeiR
5-Oct-2014, 21:20
8x10, 420mm Heliar

tribute to E.Steichen's shot

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15268404290_6ea66205ff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pgdyDQ)Scan-141005-0003www (https://flic.kr/p/pgdyDQ) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Christo.Stankulov
6-Oct-2014, 06:11
Very nice Sergey!

SergeiR
6-Oct-2014, 07:08
Very nice Sergey!

thank you, Christo

M.Lange
6-Oct-2014, 09:28
thank you, NiNo

M.Lange
6-Oct-2014, 09:36
gorgeous SergeiR

czbrutiron
6-Oct-2014, 13:13
122850Dallmeyer 3B,1s,f3,shanghai film ,hc110 1:31 14s

SergeiR
6-Oct-2014, 13:27
gorgeous SergeiR
thank you :)

SergeiR
6-Oct-2014, 13:27
Dallmeyer 3B,1s,f3,shanghai film ,hc110 1:31 14s

Nice. And bow tie is so cool :)

Old_Dick
6-Oct-2014, 14:28
8x10, 420mm Heliar

tribute to E.Steichen's shot

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15268404290_6ea66205ff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pgdyDQ)Scan-141005-0003www (https://flic.kr/p/pgdyDQ) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr



Two snaps a twist.

Peter Yeti
6-Oct-2014, 16:40
Nice. And bow tie is so cool :)

+1

And yes, tuxedo and bow tie in the darkroom is cool.:) Reminds me of Erich Salomon who'd shoot his famous pictures in this kind of attire.

Peter Yeti
6-Oct-2014, 16:49
8x10, 420mm Heliar

tribute to E.Steichen's shot

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15268404290_6ea66205ff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pgdyDQ)Scan-141005-0003www (https://flic.kr/p/pgdyDQ) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Great picture, Sergei! And I'm sure you don't need inspiration from old Steichen because you are creative enough.

Peter

ImSoNegative
6-Oct-2014, 18:39
one shot today, Rittreck View w/4x5 back, 210mm fujinon, arista film

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15441132876_c350422988.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pwtQQU)img011 (https://flic.kr/p/pwtQQU) by goldenimageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Domingo A. Siliceo
6-Oct-2014, 23:57
[...]
Dallmeyer 3B,1s,f3,shanghai film ,hc110 1:31 14s

really nice out of focus. Shanghai has 4x5 film? was not aware of that.

czbrutiron
7-Oct-2014, 02:25
shanghai film has 4x5 5x7 8x10 4x10 11x14@
the iso of this film is about 50.122866
the pic above taken by shanghai film 8x10 too with Heliar 300mm at f4.5
please compare with the same scene pic yesterday.

SergeiR
7-Oct-2014, 07:31
Great picture, Sergei! And I'm sure you don't need inspiration from old Steichen because you are creative enough.

Peter

Thats very kind of you :) But between kid going through stomach flu first and now us - there isn't much .. umm.. time.. to be super creative :) Once everyone recovers - then we go crazy ;)

SergeiR
7-Oct-2014, 07:34
shanghai film has 4x5 5x7 8x10 4x10 11x14@
the iso of this film is about 50.122866
the pic above taken by shanghai film 8x10 too with Heliar 300mm at f4.5
please compare with the same scene pic yesterday.

Different OOF areas, and if i am not wrong 2B is f3-3.5 vs Heliar @4.5. In honesty, i am still partial to Helar .

D-tach
7-Oct-2014, 14:33
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v159/p351607981-5.jpg

Deardorff - Sinaron SE 210mm - HP5+ 5x7" - XTOL 1:1

Scott --
7-Oct-2014, 18:20
Had the urge to shoot film today.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15287045819_e305fb8947.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/phS78v)img314 (https://flic.kr/p/phS78v) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people/87126550@N00/), on Flickr

She's better at sitting still these days, and not nearly as giggly as she used to be. That makes me sad.

Pali K
7-Oct-2014, 19:17
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v159/p351607981-5.jpg

Deardorff - Sinaron SE 210mm - HP5+ 5x7" - XTOL 1:1

Amazing photo Tom!

lenser
7-Oct-2014, 20:26
D-tach,

I am reminded of the Fred Astair film title "Daddy Long Legs" nice image.

D-tach
8-Oct-2014, 05:22
Thanks - I had to think of 'the never ending story' :-)

mathieu Bauwens
8-Oct-2014, 10:36
Superb tonality D Tach

richardman
8-Oct-2014, 15:29
Think I will try this again tonight

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141008-Scanned-530.jpg

the smiling gecko
8-Oct-2014, 17:52
hello richardman,

looking back and found this gem of yours.

this is a terrific image...there is a sense of beauty and mystery that makes me want to linger.

the winding river at the near bottom of the frame adds to that sense.

thank you for sharing.

laugh more, smile more...
...i do anytime i go by a mirror.

the smiling gecko, aka tsg, aka kenneth david, aka "hey you with the old camera"
the photographer by the sea



Think I will try this again tonight

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141008-Scanned-530.jpg

the smiling gecko
8-Oct-2014, 18:03
tom,

wowser!!!

what a marvelous portrait. it has a sense of timelessness. the shadow play on the background is eye catching...as is the subject. her body language and facial expression can read in several different ways.

thank you for sharing.


laugh more, smile more...
...i do anytime i go by a mirror.

the smiling gecko, aka tsg, aka kenneth david, aka "hey you with the old camera"
the photographer by the sea




http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v159/p351607981-5.jpg

Deardorff - Sinaron SE 210mm - HP5+ 5x7" - XTOL 1:1

D-tach
8-Oct-2014, 23:59
Thanks Mathieu and Kenneth!

grzybu
9-Oct-2014, 00:20
My first more or less sharp portrait made with large format camera. It's pretty hard to to keep children steady for 1-2s ;)
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15461804546_90a1a1cc1a_b.jpg

AtlantaTerry
9-Oct-2014, 00:26
really nice out of focus. Shanghai has 4x5 film? was not aware of that.

Yes, I have gone through several boxes of 4x5" Shanghai with no issues. I buy it from an eBay vendor in Taiwan, Mr. Isaac Chen "isaac.chen". The package arrives in about 2 weeks at my home in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Here is Mr. Chen's current eBay film page: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Film-/4201/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_ssn=isaac.chen

For some reason, there is no Shanghai sheet film listed anywhere on eBay. Hmmm...

Laurent L
9-Oct-2014, 13:56
Hi folks !

My niece wedding in large format :

http://www.collectif-ero.org/blog/images/Laurent/wed45.jpg

I just hate this changing sky that suddenly chased the clouds and created thoses shadows on their faces

Sinar F2, Sinaron S 150 and home processed fuji NS 4x5.

richardman
9-Oct-2014, 14:09
hello richardman,

looking back and found this gem of yours.

this is a terrific image...there is a sense of beauty and mystery that makes me want to linger.


Thanks Smiling Gecko!

SergeiR
9-Oct-2014, 14:38
Hi folks !

My niece wedding in large format :


I just hate this changing sky that suddenly chased the clouds and created thoses shadows on their faces

Sinar F2, Sinaron S 150 and home processed fuji NS 4x5.

still - looks good ;)

Peter Yeti
9-Oct-2014, 15:30
Hi folks !

My niece wedding in large format :

http://www.collectif-ero.org/blog/images/Laurent/wed45.jpg

I just hate this changing sky that suddenly chased the clouds and created thoses shadows on their faces

Sinar F2, Sinaron S 150 and home processed fuji NS 4x5.

I know what you mean, it's always a problem with sun light. But it seems that you still have plenty of shadow detail to work it out. Anyway, a LF wedding photo is quite a special treat and they sure will appreciate it.

Just out of curiosity, did you take this in Alsace?

Peter

Laurent L
9-Oct-2014, 22:20
Hi Peter thanks and Sergei thanks for the nice feedback ! :)

This picture was taken in the eastern area of France in a rural district called "Haut Doubs" in a village near the switz border.

I can't go any further to improve it, but this photo pleases the newly wedded so it's Ok non ? :o

Alessandro Bocchi
10-Oct-2014, 15:08
Caldogno (VI) Italy - Series of portrait during the Wedding of Betty and Diego. This is the portrait of the super elegant Beatrice from Rovigo.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 1 minute at 25° C than KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 7 minutes and 15 seconds at 25° C

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15340022001_041f1b6603_b.jpg

SergeiR
10-Oct-2014, 20:54
8x10 , 360mm Heliar

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15314354839_c8e5c9f7cf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pkh59F)Masha (https://flic.kr/p/pkh59F) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Laurent L
10-Oct-2014, 23:15
Bravo Sergei ! This is really a great shot, how do you manage to stay in focus with such a depht of field especially when working with a 8x10 camera ? Do you have a special device to help the model staying still ?

Alessandro Bocchi
10-Oct-2014, 23:17
Really wonderful Sergi. Absolutely beautiful. One of the most beautiful i seen.

jcoldslabs
11-Oct-2014, 00:05
8x10 , 360mm Heliar

Excellent! Classic and classy both.

Jonathan

Mark Sawyer
11-Oct-2014, 00:14
Very beautiful work, Sergei! That Heliar is in very good hands.

JeRuFo
11-Oct-2014, 01:52
Wonderful portrait, Sergei.

SergeiR
11-Oct-2014, 07:45
Thanks for all the kind words, guys.

Lauren, its not that thin actually, about @f8. She moved just a nudge, second eye was in focus, so nope. Dont have any devices, so i typically shoot full face or head/shoulders at 8-16 to keep people in, unless i really want special effects :) would love to have head braces, so i can shoot full face collodion on 8x10, but... Not that crafty

Christo.Stankulov
12-Oct-2014, 04:01
Gorgeous Sergey

M.Lange
13-Oct-2014, 03:17
123159

Deval
13-Oct-2014, 10:28
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15505527946_9b7bf9d92a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pCaTfJ)KK (https://flic.kr/p/pCaTfJ) by DevalJoshi (https://www.flickr.com/people/27757526@N00/), on Flickr

Toyo 45aII
Rodenstock Sironar-S 150mm
Kodak T-Max 100
F11 1/125
Beauty Dish upper right.

axs810
13-Oct-2014, 15:54
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Tara/Tara_paperneg800.jpg?_subject_uid=73574541&w=AABgMiWe8Sf3uPTA8dOKUGa5ia0MF_N8n058WLpdEkjn8Q

8x10 Cambo
Dagor 210mm @ f/6.8 wide open
Paper Negative

Laurent L
14-Oct-2014, 09:26
Thanks for all the kind words, guys.

Lauren, its not that thin actually, about @f8. She moved just a nudge, second eye was in focus, so nope. Dont have any devices, so i typically shoot full face or head/shoulders at 8-16 to keep people in, unless i really want special effects :) would love to have head braces, so i can shoot full face collodion on 8x10, but... Not that crafty

The last time I shot some large format portraits, I used a long carton roll that I put behind their heads, it was a silly thing to do 'cause the head postures were all wrong (head leant to one side or buried in the shoulders)

I think you're right when we don't have head braces we have no other choice than to trust our models ! :D

Ari
14-Oct-2014, 13:19
[CENTER]https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Tara/Tara_paperneg800.jpg?_subject_uid=73574541&w=AABgMiWe8Sf3uPTA8dOKUGa5ia0MF_N8n058WLpdEkjn8Q

8x10 Cambo
Dagor 210mm @ f/6.8 wide open
Paper Negative

Eric, I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this, but your images are not downloading. At least for me.

axs810
14-Oct-2014, 16:32
Bummer...thanks for the heads up Ari :)



http://i59.tinypic.com/o7n9tl.jpg

8x10 Cambo
Dagor 210mm @ f/6.8 wide open
Paper Negative

Ari
14-Oct-2014, 16:56
Worth the wait; a lovely shot, Eric.

axs810
14-Oct-2014, 17:20
Thanks Ari :)

Bernice Loui
14-Oct-2014, 20:40
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dRP-dstbiF8/VD3pWk9Z_xI/AAAAAAAAAr0/JVI9w9c6N0A/s512/St_Portrait.jpg


Sinar C2, 12" Dagor @f16, FP-4+


Bernice

bracan
16-Oct-2014, 10:09
Kodak TMax100 4x5 on Speed Graphic and Aero Ektar wide open.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3931/15364326777_83bf38d3d8_z.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3931/15551182422_9f0ee039b2_c.jpg

Jim Cole
16-Oct-2014, 10:27
asx810,

I'm waiting for something bad to happen in that one. Bit of a creepy factor.

axs810
16-Oct-2014, 10:38
Bit of a double post but hopefully less creepy lol


http://i61.tinypic.com/i3aqug.jpg

Got some funky lines on this negative

8x10 Cambo
Dagor 210mm f/6.8 wide open
Kodak Ektascan B/RA

axs810
16-Oct-2014, 10:43
bracan - really like the first photo..those aero ektars sure do have a nice look to them! If I had to guess I would have assumed those were shot on an 8x10 camera

JeRuFo
16-Oct-2014, 12:10
Bit of a double post but hopefully less creepy lol

Got some funky lines on this negative

8x10 Cambo
Dagor 210mm f/6.8 wide open
Kodak Ektascan B/RA

Great shots. I love environmental portraiture. The atmosphere in the second is just amazing.

JeRuFo
16-Oct-2014, 12:28
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/14930542144_2b5a120111_o.jpg
TMX 4x5, Nikkor-W 210 @f5.6 1S

My sister and her (now) husband on her wedding last tuesday. While I'm not a portrait shooter, I couldn't resist taking my camera to the wedding. I wasn't the photographer, so I just asked them to step outside for a few minutes during the afternoon into the parking lot in between showers and quickly exposed one sheet for each of them. They don't make for great portraiture, but they are a nice keepsake and I'm pretty happy with the result considering it only took 10 minutes.

jesse
16-Oct-2014, 12:41
Ebony SV45TE, Voigtlander Petzval, HP5, D-76
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201410/17/034220uudmnduokzbjqkfc.jpg

NiNo
16-Oct-2014, 14:35
a little bit pictorial

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3936/15552903972_019d5f6aee_z.jpg

8x10 + CP Goerz Rapid Paraplanat II (210 F7,5) Prototype
Kodak BR/A in Pyrocat HD 2:2:100 on Slavich paper

M.Lange
17-Oct-2014, 01:15
Sinar Norma
Film Fomapan 100 13x18 - 50PF
123425

jesse
18-Oct-2014, 02:22
Sinar Norma
Film Fomapan 100 13x18 - 50PF
123425

Very nice

jesse
18-Oct-2014, 02:24
Ross Petzval
Ebony 4x5
HP5, D-76
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201410/18/023336wsws9slw6dtwgii4.jpg

M.Lange
18-Oct-2014, 05:19
Thanks Jesse

M.Lange
18-Oct-2014, 05:22
Ross Petzval
Ebony 4x5
HP5, D-76
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201410/18/023336wsws9slw6dtwgii4.jpg

nice image

jesse
18-Oct-2014, 10:57
nice image

Thanks M.Lange

Ari
18-Oct-2014, 11:12
My Dad and I get a photo done each time he visits, which is about every three months.
Here's last week's effort, sharpening courtesy of Flickr:


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15565545165_d944d4ebe8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn)Papa (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn) by Ari4000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/44110300@N06/), on Flickr

Toyo 810M, SS 150 XL, HP5+

jcoldslabs
18-Oct-2014, 12:23
Wide angle portraiture! Nicely done, Ari. I could never get the hang of wide angle for anything. I guess we each have our strengths and are wise to play to them. It seems the older I get the longer my lenses get. Maybe I'm just overcompensating. ;)

Jonathan

Ari
18-Oct-2014, 12:29
Thank you, Jonathan; I waver between wide and long lenses, but the general trend has been towards something a normal/longer FL.
I think we're all compensating for something, or we'd all be shooting iPhone pics. :)

Ari
18-Oct-2014, 12:59
Ross Petzval
Ebony 4x5
HP5, D-76
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201410/18/023336wsws9slw6dtwgii4.jpg

Good pose, great look; I like this!
Un portrait qui a de la gueule! as they say in France.

Pali K
18-Oct-2014, 13:43
Ross Petzval
Ebony 4x5
HP5, D-76
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201410/18/023336wsws9slw6dtwgii4.jpg
Really nice portrait.

Peter Yeti
18-Oct-2014, 17:44
My Dad and I get a photo done each time he visits, which is about every three months.
Here's last week's effort, sharpening courtesy of Flickr:


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15565545165_d944d4ebe8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn)Papa (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn) by Ari4000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/44110300@N06/), on Flickr

Toyo 810M, SS 150 XL, HP5+

Ari,

That's a great example of environmental portraiture and excellent use of wide-angle for this subject. In case he is vain, though he doesn't look like it, the image could be cropped in the middle, making it landscape and not showing a belly that's pronounced slightly by the short focal length. I wish I had started taking pictures of my dad earlier because he passed away soon after I started. I hope you will have many more opportunities and you should go for it.

Peter

Ari
18-Oct-2014, 18:11
Thank you, Peter; I make an effort to get a shot of him every time he visits.
He's 73, but following him around for a day would tire out a guy half his age.
And he's used to that belly, they've been friends for years. :)

Peter Yeti
18-Oct-2014, 18:51
You are smart to use every opportunity, one never knows which is the last one. I'm friends with my belly as well, it's nick name is Oyster Graveyard.:) Unfortunately, many people have a less relaxed relationship to their "friends" when shown in pictures.

Peter

axs810
18-Oct-2014, 21:22
My Dad and I get a photo done each time he visits, which is about every three months.
Here's last week's effort, sharpening courtesy of Flickr:


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15565545165_d944d4ebe8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn)Papa (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn) by Ari4000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/44110300@N06/), on Flickr

Toyo 810M, SS 150 XL, HP5+

This is a great portrait of your dad Ari! The lighting, location, and subtle details in the background and his clothing project a real sense of character/personality in this image for me. :)

Not to be taken the wrong way (because I rarely watch the show) but I feel like this could be a still of a character from the show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or something.

Sheldon N
18-Oct-2014, 23:41
He asked me for a portrait, I think he was stalling to stay up past his bedtime.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/BradenDagor8x10_zps063928f2.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Rodinal 1:50

Ari
19-Oct-2014, 08:28
You are smart to use every opportunity, one never knows which is the last one. I'm friends with my belly as well, it's nick name is Oyster Graveyard.:) Unfortunately, many people have a less relaxed relationship to their "friends" when shown in pictures.

Peter

Thanks again, Peter; what you said about your father is always in the back of my mind, so that's my motivation. There's a similar dynamic at play wrt photos of my daughter, though the reasons are slightly different.


This is a great portrait of your dad Ari! The lighting, location, and subtle details in the background and his clothing project a real sense of character/personality in this image for me. :)

Not to be taken the wrong way (because I rarely watch the show) but I feel like this could be a still of a character from the show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or something.

Thank you, Eric; I am unfamiliar with the show, but compliment taken, nonetheless. :)

Peter Lewin
19-Oct-2014, 09:38
Heck, Ari, I've been fighting dumping more praise on you:)! The portrait of your Dad caught my eye as soon as you posted it. What I'm most impressed by, though, is your consistency with really eye-catching (I'm trying to find some other adjective for things that stand out) portraiture. For a while you were posting wonderful pictures of your wife, then you had a nice series about a relative recovering from cancer (it might have been an Aunt, I'm too lazy to hunt right now.) Given the recent NY Times publication of Nicholas Nixon's "sisters" series, I think your "family" series fits into a certain type of documentary portraiture at a very high level. OK, I'm done gushing, I'm really not turning into an "Ari groupie!"

Peter Lewin
19-Oct-2014, 09:40
Sheldon, given that I just complimented Ari, I must compliment you as well, a beautiful portrait of your son. Looking at the catchlights in his eyes, studio lighting, or "just" really good use of window light?

analoguey
19-Oct-2014, 09:55
Hi folks !

My niece wedding in large format :

http://www.collectif-ero.org/blog/images/Laurent/wed45.jpg

I just hate this changing sky that suddenly chased the clouds and created thoses shadows on their faces

Sinar F2, Sinaron S 150 and home processed fuji NS 4x5.

Well, it looks beautiful - maybe the clouds changed things - but on its own, it looks quite nice!

analoguey
19-Oct-2014, 10:08
Bummer...thanks for the heads up Ari :)



http://i59.tinypic.com/o7n9tl.jpg

8x10 Cambo
Dagor 210mm @ f/6.8 wide open
Paper Negative

Looks amazing!
Is this a scan from print - did you burn the foreground to frame the subject?



My Dad and I get a photo done each time he visits, which is about every three months.
Here's last week's effort, sharpening courtesy of Flickr:


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15565545165_d944d4ebe8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn)Papa (https://flic.kr/p/pHtuhn) by Ari4000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/44110300@N06/), on Flickr

Toyo 810M, SS 150 XL, HP5+

+1 to posters above, not many wide angled portraits look good - this one certainly does. And your dad has a bit of swagger there, doesnt he? That looks great in the portrait!

axs810
19-Oct-2014, 10:18
analoguey - Thanks! It's an inverted scan but I printed the image and it looks exactly the same except for an annoying chemical stain that was left on the negative from a drying rack. (school darkrooms suck sometimes...) And no I didn't burn the foreground to surround the model. This shot happened towards the end of the day when we were finishing up a shoot walking back to our car. I saw the light and asked for just one more photo even though I knew the model was exhausted...so we ran out into the field and made it quick :) I was very happy because I wasn't even the photographer that day lol..I was assisting my girlfriend on a shoot :P

szadow
19-Oct-2014, 12:48
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15390146958_130426ede2_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/macieklesniak/15390146958/)

Mentor 18x24 + Zeiss 300/4.5
Kodak MIN-R 2000 Mammography rated 25ISO
D23 (1+3) 7min

123558

axs810
19-Oct-2014, 13:02
WOW lovely portrait szadow!

Pali K
19-Oct-2014, 13:35
That is amazing szadow!

Sheldon N
19-Oct-2014, 13:53
Sheldon, given that I just complimented Ari, I must compliment you as well, a beautiful portrait of your son. Looking at the catchlights in his eyes, studio lighting, or "just" really good use of window light?

Thanks Peter. It's just a single softbox camera left.

Ari
19-Oct-2014, 14:28
And your dad has a bit of swagger there, doesnt he? That looks great in the portrait!

Thank you, and yes, that's swagger :)
He doesn't know he's 73, and no one wants to tell him.

Ari
19-Oct-2014, 14:29
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15390146958_130426ede2_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/macieklesniak/15390146958/)

Mentor 18x24 + Zeiss 300/4.5
Kodak MIN-R 2000 Mammography rated 25ISO
D23 (1+3) 7min

123558

This is fine, very fine; I really like the details captured by the lens, the eyelash and the reflection in the eye.
The background is pretty beautiful as well; very well done!

Corran
20-Oct-2014, 22:51
A simple portrait that I cajoled out of this nice young lady.

Linhof Master Technika, Zeiss Sonnar 250mm f/5.6 stopped down about half a stop, a couple of flashes, HP5+, developed with SPUR HRX, 1:20, in rotary tube for 11 minutes:

http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/0332s.jpg

NiNo
22-Oct-2014, 04:40
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5609/15413700477_f7f5f90b62_c.jpg

kodak br/a in d-23 on slavich paper in ilford pq-u

SergeiR
22-Oct-2014, 05:27
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5609/15413700477_f7f5f90b62_c.jpg

kodak br/a in d-23 on slavich paper in ilford pq-u

nicely done

hetocy
22-Oct-2014, 05:51
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5609/15413700477_f7f5f90b62_c.jpg

kodak br/a in d-23 on slavich paper in ilford pq-u

great atmosphere great shot !

NiNo
22-Oct-2014, 06:39
thx, Sergei & hetocy!
the image is not perfect (i have got an uneven developed negative), but anyway i like it

Steve M Hostetter
22-Oct-2014, 07:12
123660Director8x10" trany

logan.egbert
22-Oct-2014, 08:21
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5609/15413700477_f7f5f90b62_c.jpg

kodak br/a in d-23 on slavich paper in ilford pq-u

Really terrific. I'm waiting on bellows for my first 8x10 and have a box of br/a waiting in the fridge. Your portraits on the stuff are great and have me excited to start shooting.

Will Frostmill
22-Oct-2014, 17:23
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5609/15413700477_f7f5f90b62_c.jpg

kodak br/a in d-23 on slavich paper in ilford pq-u

Well, that's fantastic. Wow. The light, the texture, the angle of the pose, and her expression all fit together so well.

Out of curiosity, what lens did you use?

NiNo
22-Oct-2014, 23:25
Thank you guys one more time!

Will, it was Fujinon 250/6,3 wide open

jesse
27-Oct-2014, 11:16
Good pose, great look; I like this!
Un portrait qui a de la gueule! as they say in France.

Thanks Ari

jesse
27-Oct-2014, 11:16
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15390146958_130426ede2_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/macieklesniak/15390146958/)

Mentor 18x24 + Zeiss 300/4.5
Kodak MIN-R 2000 Mammography rated 25ISO
D23 (1+3) 7min

123558

I like it.

jesse
27-Oct-2014, 11:17
Really nice portrait.

Thanks Netsoft2k

richardman
27-Oct-2014, 14:53
"One of These Is Not Quite Like the Others"

Hmmm... Mette and her creations

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141027-Scanned-543.jpg

Ari
27-Oct-2014, 15:06
Heck, Ari, I've been fighting dumping more praise on you:)! The portrait of your Dad caught my eye as soon as you posted it. What I'm most impressed by, though, is your consistency with really eye-catching (I'm trying to find some other adjective for things that stand out) portraiture. For a while you were posting wonderful pictures of your wife, then you had a nice series about a relative recovering from cancer (it might have been an Aunt, I'm too lazy to hunt right now.) Given the recent NY Times publication of Nicholas Nixon's "sisters" series, I think your "family" series fits into a certain type of documentary portraiture at a very high level. OK, I'm done gushing, I'm really not turning into an "Ari groupie!"

Hi Peter, I just saw this now; you are very kind to say that, I am humbled by such praise.
The photo you refer to is of my step-mother, who is fighting cancer successfully.
After working in commercial photography for a number of years, it's nice to get away from all that and take photos when and of whom I please.
There's nothing more important than one's family, and having a great tool like a view camera begs us to make a grand document of our lives, and what matters most in them.
Thanks again!

SergeiR
29-Oct-2014, 05:52
Shot a while back, finally got around to work on

8x10 Arista, 300mm/500mm Symmar

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15470063340_ccfa5772c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pz37S1)Gaze (https://flic.kr/p/pz37S1) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

SergeiR
29-Oct-2014, 08:16
And another undug on

8x10 Arista, 300mm Symmar

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7470/15470062740_c385f5d87f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pz37FE)Arina (https://flic.kr/p/pz37FE) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

jesse
29-Oct-2014, 10:55
Shot a while back, finally got around to work on

8x10 Arista, 300mm/500mm Symmar

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15470063340_ccfa5772c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pz37S1)Gaze (https://flic.kr/p/pz37S1) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Very nice!

richardman
29-Oct-2014, 11:26
(I hope you "normal" large format photographers appreciate my non-traditional LF format subjects...)

Me: For the "Casual," lets position you two here, so we can get the reflection of the building and your mirror images...
Bryan: Wait, but wouldn't we see you in the reflection? How about if we...
Mette: *hush* lets hear what Richard has to say...
Me: this is why I use this big-ass old style camera, I know how to handle this.

"Mette and Bryan / Ood, Vashta Nerada, and Lady 'Moisturize Me' Cassandra"

For the https://www.facebook.com/Transformat...splayPortraits project.


http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141027-Scanned-558.jpg

ghostcount
29-Oct-2014, 11:58
Wonderful shots Sergei!

Emil Schildt
29-Oct-2014, 13:17
Kind of like her side glance...

Myrren is her name.

13x18cm paper negative

Tobias Key
29-Oct-2014, 13:24
Kind of like her side glance...

Myrren is her name.

13x18cm paper negative

Nice Work!

SergeiR
29-Oct-2014, 14:03
Wonderful shots Sergei!

Very nice!
thanks folks :)

SergeiR
29-Oct-2014, 14:04
Kind of like her side glance...

Myrren is her name.

13x18cm paper negative

expressive glance indeed :)

Randy Moe
29-Oct-2014, 15:22
(I hope you "normal" large format photographers appreciate my non-traditional LF format subjects...)

Me: For the "Casual," lets position you two here, so we can get the reflection of the building and your mirror images...
Bryan: Wait, but wouldn't we see you in the reflection? How about if we...
Mette: *hush* lets hear what Richard has to say...
Me: this is why I use this big-ass old style camera, I know how to handle this.

"Mette and Bryan / Ood, Vashta Nerada, and Lady 'Moisturize Me' Cassandra"

For the https://www.facebook.com/Transformat...splayPortraits project.


http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141027-Scanned-558.jpg

Their 'normal' selves look like half of my friends. The mirror/window shot is great! Well seen.

richardman
29-Oct-2014, 15:59
Thanks Randy, first time I shifted the front standard alllllll the way to the right. I'm glad the 150mm Fujinon has enough coverage :-)

NiNo
29-Oct-2014, 16:42
awesome shots, Sergei&gandolfi!

anachromatic
29-Oct-2014, 17:26
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/538/xSmcbK.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/eyxSmcbKj)

"Agustin"
90 x 120 mm. ambrotype.
Emil Busch Porträt Doppel-Objektiv lens.

t0aster
29-Oct-2014, 20:03
My nephew before he left for basic training.

8x10 paper negative
Kodak 2D
12" turner reich Anastigmat @ f/6.8

Jim Galli
29-Oct-2014, 21:07
My nephew before he left for basic training.

8x10 paper negative
Kodak 2D
12" turner reich Anastigmat @ f/6.8

Tell him "Thank You for your service"

A fine shot.

ImSoNegative
29-Oct-2014, 21:35
Tell him "Thank You for your service"

A fine shot.

+1

SergeiR
30-Oct-2014, 05:45
Been playing last night , just for simple fun of it, playing with SF lenses.

8x10 , 12 inch Wollensak Velostigmat (SF one)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7476/15661583591_f715fcf917_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pRXHai)Scan-141030-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/pRXHai) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

richardman
30-Oct-2014, 12:28
Playing with color neg film

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141030-Scanned-561.jpg

Michael Graves
30-Oct-2014, 12:48
That's classic!

I'm guessing 2nd one from the right. It has no eyes.

Then again, the middle one is the only one with fingers!


"One of These Is Not Quite Like the Others"

Hmmm... Mette and her creations

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20141027-Scanned-543.jpg

Domingo A. Siliceo
30-Oct-2014, 13:56
Been playing last night , just for simple fun of it, playing with SF lenses.

8x10 , 12 inch Wollensak Velostigmat (SF one)

[...]


Sergei, this is absolutely great. I love her pose and her look. Congratulations.

SergeiR
30-Oct-2014, 14:39
Sergei, this is absolutely great. I love her pose and her look. Congratulations.

Thank you :)

SergeiR
30-Oct-2014, 19:21
8x10 , 360mm Imagon,

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15050979553_10c35392bf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oW1cRt)Scan-141030-0003www (https://flic.kr/p/oW1cRt) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

JeRuFo
30-Oct-2014, 23:02
Two beautiful classical portraits, Sergei.

Randy Moe
31-Oct-2014, 00:01
8x10 , 360mm Imagon,



Imagon works very well in your hands!

SergeiR
1-Nov-2014, 07:36
Thanks guys :)

Jim Cole
2-Nov-2014, 11:19
8x10 , 360mm Imagon,

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15050979553_10c35392bf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oW1cRt)Scan-141030-0003www (https://flic.kr/p/oW1cRt) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr


Bravo!

Taran of Caer Dallnem
3-Nov-2014, 13:33
Pinhole 4x5 on Ilford paper, scanned and inverted.
124514
poor girl sat still for 3.5 minutes...