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alex from holland
1-Mar-2015, 03:58
18x24cm tintype
Hermagis 16" petzval at f 4.5
exposure time 2 seconds

http://www.pbase.com/image/159305262/original.jpg

chrism
1-Mar-2015, 04:40
That's lovely, alex.

C.

Peter De Smidt
1-Mar-2015, 04:52
Great job, Alex!

Pete Watkins
1-Mar-2015, 07:31
Fantastic Alex!

Ari
1-Mar-2015, 07:47
Alex, at first glance, I felt like throwing out all my wet plate gear.
Second glance makes me want to work even harder at it, and get to something half as good as this one day.
Truly beautiful and magical photograph, the pinnacle of modern-day wet plate work.

guyatou
1-Mar-2015, 11:18
Bravo, Alex! Was that window light, or did you use studio lights? The light is beautiful!

jesse
1-Mar-2015, 11:38
18x24cm tintype
Hermagis 16" petzval at f 4.5
exposure time 2 seconds

http://www.pbase.com/image/159305262/original.jpg

Excellence !

alex from holland
1-Mar-2015, 13:56
Thank you all. This was artificial light.

jp
1-Mar-2015, 20:20
Great job Alex!

Same daughter as last weekend's post:

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?119923-February-2015-Portraits&p=1221467&viewfull=1#post1221467

This time I didn't have to bribe her as the clothes and style were of her own choosing. FP4+ (because it was brighter and naturally lit but for one dish light to make a little shadow), 16" B&L Sigmar.



https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8623/16482698267_355b2d8278_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r7w8WT)
img862 (https://flic.kr/p/r7w8WT) by philbrookjason (https://www.flickr.com/people/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

M.Lange
2-Mar-2015, 01:51
130145
Sinar Norma

Schneider- Kreuznach 5,6 /240mm

DrTang
2-Mar-2015, 16:07
http://www.mericphoto.com/lfp/voigt2a2b.jpg

5x7 ilford FP4
Voigtlaender Portrait Euryscop #6
single strobe head into larson starfish

lighting & developing test
shot in Feb, but developed last night

lenser
2-Mar-2015, 19:41
Alex. This is magical. Total congratulations on a brilliant job.

Taija71A
2-Mar-2015, 20:07
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Alex... Just 'Mesmerizing' -- As always!

Jason... Another 'Outstanding' pic of your Daughter (*Especially last Month)...

--
Best regards,

-Tim.
__________

Ootsk
2-Mar-2015, 22:42
Here's one with some developing mistakes, I'm guessing. I dev in a tray. I did 6. I think this happened as I first placed them in the developing tray.
I don't care for the lines, but they COULD be in worse places. They almost frame the subjects.
No-name petzval...5.6ish. Omega 45e. Fp4 in rodinal. Red filter.130200

SergeiR
3-Mar-2015, 07:26
Great job Alex!

Same daughter as last weekend's post:


This time I didn't have to bribe her as the clothes and style were of her own choosing. FP4+ (because it was brighter and naturally lit but for one dish light to make a little shadow), 16" B&L Sigmar.




(not same - week older).
This would make awesome headshot print.
Full body looks cool too, but headshot crop would be awesome. Did i saw awesome? :)

Bush
3-Mar-2015, 08:09
Ethnic minorities in Vietnam

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8594/16495351967_b0760e59cf_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r8CZs8)img01211_resize (https://flic.kr/p/r8CZs8) by dr_aibolit (https://www.flickr.com/people/69062327@N00/), on Flickr


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8645/16515253060_61df173f04_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/raoZmq)img00911_resize (https://flic.kr/p/raoZmq) by dr_aibolit (https://www.flickr.com/people/69062327@N00/), on Flickr

George E. Sheils
3-Mar-2015, 11:33
130145
Sinar Norma

Schneider- Kreuznach 5,6 /240mm

This is a very beautiful image. I am glad I took the time to view it large. Well done.

George E. Sheils
3-Mar-2015, 11:34
Excellent work, Alex.

jp
3-Mar-2015, 11:40
Here's one with some developing mistakes, I'm guessing. I dev in a tray. I did 6. I think this happened as I first placed them in the developing tray.
I don't care for the lines, but they COULD be in worse places. They almost frame the subjects.
No-name petzval...5.6ish. Omega 45e. Fp4 in rodinal. Red filter.130200

I like this. It'd be nice without the lines, but they are not bad in this case.

jp
3-Mar-2015, 11:44
(not same - week older).
This would make awesome headshot print.
Full body looks cool too, but headshot crop would be awesome. Did i saw awesome? :)

Thanks; you might be asking the impossible with such thin depth of field as distances decrease, and an energetic child. But it's worth trying.

RHITMrB
3-Mar-2015, 23:22
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8639/16711603905_b59b1c9de9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rsKkBP)
Caretaker (https://flic.kr/p/rsKkBP) by Isaac Sachs (https://www.flickr.com/people/40786724@N00/), on Flickr

Harley Goldman
4-Mar-2015, 15:32
18x24cm tintype
Hermagis 16" petzval at f 4.5
exposure time 2 seconds

http://www.pbase.com/image/159305262/original.jpg

Beautiful, Alex!

RSalles
4-Mar-2015, 16:18
Beautiful, Alex!

2 seconds... That perfect shot flowing 2 seconds and the person absolutely steady... Awesome.
Saw many moons ago a device in metal like an arch to "fix" by the back of the head in portraiture.
2 seconds...

Thats too much for me.

:cool:

Cheers,

Renato

Sheldon N
5-Mar-2015, 07:52
Caretaker by Isaac Sachs

I like this Isaac.

Tobias Key
5-Mar-2015, 09:19
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8639/16711603905_b59b1c9de9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rsKkBP)
Caretaker (https://flic.kr/p/rsKkBP) by Isaac Sachs (https://www.flickr.com/people/40786724@N00/), on Flickr

Nice work Issac

moizak
5-Mar-2015, 13:02
Ok, so it's a little fuzzy but that's what you get when you mix 3 & 1/2 year olds and half second exposures. The pose is all his own.

(It's a long time since I shot LF and a good while longer since I shared anything, just thought I'd post something up)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8603/16717785405_4cedd1843d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rti2ap)

jp
5-Mar-2015, 20:35
Fuzzy is OK; do post something once in a while!

One of my favorite photos of my daughter is when she moved out of the plane of focus and got fuzzy:

https://flic.kr/p/dFq6du

The Group f/64 stuff is overrated. (ducking from the beer bottles now being thrown at me)

jumanji
5-Mar-2015, 23:02
Yes, sometimes unexpected and accidentally fuzzy is prefered. Here is an example. I like it much more than the sharp version.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/16543013888_27a8eaa69f_c.jpg

RHITMrB
6-Mar-2015, 08:48
Nice work Issac

I like this Isaac.
Thanks, guys!

M.Lange
6-Mar-2015, 10:49
18x24cm tintype
Hermagis 16" petzval at f 4.5
exposure time 2 seconds

http://www.pbase.com/image/159305262/original.jpg
beautiful as usual

M.Lange
6-Mar-2015, 11:02
130347

Jody_S
6-Mar-2015, 12:30
130347

Lovely.

mdarnton
6-Mar-2015, 18:22
Great. Will you share the lighting, please?

Pali K
6-Mar-2015, 21:00
http://photolog.netsoft2k.com/blogImages/0315Self%20Test%20-%2003062015%20-%20001%20Web.jpg

The weather has made it very difficult to step out for photos so I made this self portrait as a test. The lighting is flat and the focus is off but I do like the shallow DOF of the 8x10 and the negative development came out decent even with the print drum.

Deardorff 8x10 | Schneider Symmar-S 360mm F6.8 @ F16 1/15
HP5+ in HC110 Dilution B

Pali

M.Lange
7-Mar-2015, 03:16
Great. Will you share the lighting, please?
Daylight + quadra with Octo (elinchrom) on shower

Monty McCutchen
7-Mar-2015, 04:19
130347

Top shelf MLange. Top shelf

Emil Schildt
7-Mar-2015, 12:48
Could be in several different threads, but as it is the first portrais(s) I have made in a loooong time, here it goes:

Eniola posed. Pol 665 pos/neg - painted with light.

RHITMrB
8-Mar-2015, 16:21
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8681/16571228880_bbb5d8c28a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rfkT1L)
Yemrehanna Kristos (https://flic.kr/p/rfkT1L) by Isaac Sachs (https://www.flickr.com/people/40786724@N00/), on Flickr

richardman
9-Mar-2015, 16:16
Photo of a radiant soon-to-be-mom.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150309-Scanned-855.jpg

benrains
9-Mar-2015, 16:16
Sharnayla with homage to E.R. Richee.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8742/16149349483_3e8fd6413b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qB4CY4)
sharnayla (https://flic.kr/p/qB4CY4) 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

mike rosenlof
10-Mar-2015, 06:30
Molly 1999, 4x5 probably TMX, probably a Fuji CM-W 125mm. From the only time I hired a model to do nudes, and this was by far my favorite of the session. Scanned from a print on Ilford Multigrade FB.

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mike rosenlof
10-Mar-2015, 06:36
Dan and Eunice, Seattle, 1998, probably TMX, Rodenstock (Sinaron) 210mm lens, Sinar A-1 camera. Scanned from a print. This was a hard neg to print and keep detail in both Dan's shirt and his trousers.

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RSalles
10-Mar-2015, 13:29
Molly 1999, 4x5 probably TMX, probably a Fuji CM-W 125mm. From the only time I hired a model to do nudes, and this was by far my favorite of the session. Scanned from a print on Ilford Multigrade FB.

130563

Beautiful shot,

savali
10-Mar-2015, 13:39
Päivi

Sinar P 8x10, Nikkor-W 300mm

benrains
11-Mar-2015, 03:04
Sophia, a fierce and radical friend who will smash your state.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/16782155631_57d44e80b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ryYWbT)
sophia (https://flic.kr/p/ryYWbT) 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

Aleksey
11-Mar-2015, 03:53
Vista 4х5" & Rodenstock Sironar-N 240mm f/5.6 MC
http://s019.radikal.ru/i603/1503/23/489067ad4186.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

GPX
11-Mar-2015, 04:43
Scarlet, photographed with a Wisner Expedition 8x10 camera, Schneider 360mm f6.8 lens, shot at f11 at 1/60th sec, studio flash, Fomapan 200 developed in Rodinal 1:50. My scanner (Epson V550) is the limiting factor, the image has slight banding and is a tiny bit soft (although the shallow depth of field is the main softness you see). I guess I would have to use pro drum scanning to really be able to see this negative, but that is so expensive and inconvenient I seldom get around to doing it. The model was delighted with this shot - film is definitely more flattering on skin than digital (this is unretouched).

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Joe Smigiel
11-Mar-2015, 12:48
Sophia, a fierce and radical friend who will smash your state.


Run!

Peter Lewin
11-Mar-2015, 13:31
Benrains, Aleksey, GPX: three beautiful portraits, all in a row!

hendrik faure
11-Mar-2015, 15:52
http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u568/hfa8/caro%202015_zpsy8gpnzqr.jpg
caro (dancer)
8x10 FP200 Voigtländer Euryskop v750 cs4 toning

Tobias Key
12-Mar-2015, 07:35
130659

This photo is basically a catalogue of mistakes that I seem to have got away with. First I forgot to stop down the lens so the image is 3 stops over exposed, luckily the focus is dead on (something that never works out when you try to shoot a portrait wide open!). Second the was a pinhole in my bellows that leaked light onto the bottom left of the image, which I've managed to minimise in photoshop. I really like this image so now I have to work out how to do the same thing consistently. I'm guessing an uncoated lens might replace the light leak as a more predictable way of lowering contrast.

Ari
12-Mar-2015, 07:49
Good portrait, Tobias.
I had the exact same thing happen to me when using a Petzval and lens cap shutter; over-exposed by a ton, but focus was spot-on.
The resulting image, saved in PS, was quite memorable.
It's certainly worth trying to duplicate the process, minus the light leaks.

ckagy
12-Mar-2015, 07:51
130659

First I forgot to stop down the lens so the image is 3 stops over exposed
Second the was a pinhole in my bellows that leaked light
...
now I have to work out how to do the same thing consistently.

:)

I know absolutely what you're trying to say, but I still had to chuckle.

That's a great photo of your boy. I can't get mine to stand still long enough for one.

goamules
12-Mar-2015, 19:20
Star Mammoth Camera, Dallmeyer No. 3 Wide Angle Rectilinear. I don't have a big enough scanner, so here it is by digital snap:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8635/16175797674_b09b8f4854_b.jpg

Drying:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8728/16178768303_4efd24796a_b.jpg

goamules
13-Mar-2015, 07:10
And here is the smaller halfplate shot to test exposure, before pouring the big plate. Scovill Peerless petzval, about F4, it was 8 seconds. The large plate I was using an F8 lens, the light had changed a bit, I went 21 seconds. Using an old wooden dryplate holder, I had a darkslide scrap malfunction.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8728/16615459180_d090a8c4ef_z.jpg

ImSoNegative
13-Mar-2015, 07:41
very nice Garrett

Bazz8
13-Mar-2015, 14:44
My Grandkids
Kodak2D
270mm G-Claron
flashead f11
Fuji HRT
Scan of print
Fomabrom111 fibre Paper Gloss
130737
Getting them to sit still was like herding cats!:)

Bill_1856
13-Mar-2015, 14:50
18x24cm tintype
Hermagis 16" petzval at f 4.5
exposure time 2 seconds

http://www.pbase.com/image/159305262/original.jpg
Normally not my cupa-tea, but this is STAGGERINGLY beautiful! Thank you for posting it.

StoneNYC
13-Mar-2015, 21:33
I don't usually shoot portraits (if you can call this a portrait even) but I have borrowed a friends 11x14 as I have lenses and a single holder, and was visiting my friend and decided I wanted to give it a shot, well I had no lighting and so the meter read something like 15-25 seconds (I forget) which I estimated with reciprocity to be 3 minutes long with this X-Ray film, I was pretty spot on.

Anyway 3 minute exposure f/32, AGFA Curix in Rodinal, rotary tank.

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koraks
14-Mar-2015, 08:53
My niece asked me to do a portrait of her, so I happily obliged and we shot a few frames yesterday. I used TMX in my trusty Sinar F and the Rodenstock Ysarex 150/4.5 I purchased through this forum. Rodinal 1:100 stand development, 4990 scan. I'm not quite sure yet how I'm going to print this.

http://koraks.nl/galleries/portraits/PM151_T45_6.jpg

StoneNYC
14-Mar-2015, 10:53
Nice tones!


My niece asked me to do a portrait of her, so I happily obliged and we shot a few frames yesterday. I used TMX in my trusty Sinar F and the Rodenstock Ysarex 150/4.5 I purchased through this forum. Rodinal 1:100 stand development, 4990 scan. I'm not quite sure yet how I'm going to print this.

http://koraks.nl/galleries/portraits/PM151_T45_6.jpg

GPX
14-Mar-2015, 15:38
Two Impossible instant film 8x10 shots, taken yesterday with a Wisner Expedition, 360mm f6.8 lens set at f11-16

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Aleksey
14-Mar-2015, 22:57
Vista 4х5" & Rodenstock Sironar-N 240mm f/5.6 MC
http://s50.radikal.ru/i130/1503/90/7ed835fcc158.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

Aleksey
14-Mar-2015, 23:50
Vista 4х5" & Rodenstock Sironar-N 240mm f/5.6 MC
http://s04.radikal.ru/i177/1503/25/d2ad9b7a61e3.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

B_Wil
15-Mar-2015, 00:11
Two Impossible instant film 8x10 shots, taken yesterday with a Wisner Expedition, 360mm f6.8 lens set at f11-16

130817 130818

I really like these, GPX. The texture in them is great.

axs810
15-Mar-2015, 00:51
Two Impossible instant film 8x10 shots, taken yesterday with a Wisner Expedition, 360mm f6.8 lens set at f11-16

130817 130818



Nice portraits! How do you like the impossible project 8x10 instant film? I heard they recently updated it or something to make the results better

M.Lange
15-Mar-2015, 05:43
Two Impossible instant film 8x10 shots, taken yesterday with a Wisner Expedition, 360mm f6.8 lens set at f11-16

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Nice

andre
15-Mar-2015, 10:48
My baby steps into cinematic lighting.

- Chamonix 45n-2
- 150mm Petzval
- 9x12 Fomapan 100
- Window light

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16824399355_b9b963fe77_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX)r. (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

Bill L.
15-Mar-2015, 10:52
Two Impossible instant film 8x10 shots, taken yesterday with a Wisner Expedition, 360mm f6.8 lens set at f11-16

130817 130818

GPX,

Bravo! Is this the new Impossible "B&W" film? I've not been able to get those deep blacks out of the older "Silver Shade" and have been wondering if it worthwhile trying the newer version.

Cheers!
Bill

Anipie
15-Mar-2015, 11:30
Love this!

GPX
15-Mar-2015, 12:01
This is the second generation Impossible instant film. The first one (called PQ) produced pale sepia prints, quite nice but lacking true blacks. The second generation (called simply B&W) produces deep blacks, almost too much. That's what I used. They are both quite strange fllms, a bit difficult to use, but produce interesting results. I hear Impossible is launching the third generation in a month or so. I'm hoping that will have more normal tonality, more consistency in terms of ISO, and less streaky. We shall see! Whatever it is like, it will be fun to try.

B_Wil
15-Mar-2015, 14:28
130901

Camera: Chamonix 45N2
Lens: Schneider - Kreuznach Symmar-S F/5.6 210mm
F-Stop: F/5.6 @ 1/125th
Stock: Kodak Portra 400

jp
15-Mar-2015, 17:28
B, that looks nice. The hand placement of course draws me right to her eye.

StoneNYC
15-Mar-2015, 18:34
Stunning!


My baby steps into cinematic lighting.

- Chamonix 45n-2
- 150mm Petzval
- 9x12 Fomapan 100
- Window light

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16824399355_b9b963fe77_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX)r. (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

diablo1990
15-Mar-2015, 20:48
very greatful!

diablo1990
15-Mar-2015, 20:49
Loved !
GPX,

Bravo! Is this the new Impossible "B&W" film? I've not been able to get those deep blacks out of the older "Silver Shade" and have been wondering if it worthwhile trying the newer version.

Cheers!
Bill

diablo1990
15-Mar-2015, 20:51
Great !
18x24cm tintype
Hermagis 16" petzval at f 4.5
exposure time 2 seconds

http://www.pbase.com/image/159305262/original.jpg

SergeiR
17-Mar-2015, 15:15
My baby steps into cinematic lighting.

- Chamonix 45n-2
- 150mm Petzval
- 9x12 Fomapan 100
- Window light

very elegant work on rim lighting with slight fill.

Corran
17-Mar-2015, 23:22
I've always shunned Grafmatics but I finally had the chance to try one and I liked it. So I bought a nice little bundle of 3 on eBay that seemed to be in excellent shape. To my surprise they came loaded with Delta 100 so I shot some today to test the procedure out with film. Here's a quicky shot of a friend warming up for a recital.

Linhof Master Technika, 15cm f/4.5 Voigtlander APO Lanthar, Ilford Delta 100, FX-39:

http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/grafmatictest-1557-57s.jpg

fishbulb
18-Mar-2015, 07:38
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16824399355_b9b963fe77_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX)r. (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

Wow, very good use of the light. You nailed it.

DrTang
18-Mar-2015, 08:53
Two Impossible instant film 8x10 shots, taken yesterday with a Wisner Expedition, 360mm f6.8 lens set at f11-16

130817 130818



DANG IT.. I sold off all my 8x10 instant stuff when the first stuff looked like hell.. but this..VERY NICE PIX btw.. this changes everything
I'm like a former junky considering a new tie off kit.... I know it'll be bad for me..I know it'll break my bank..but oh..if I can get anything like this..oh so worth it

StoneNYC
18-Mar-2015, 09:15
DANG IT.. I sold off all my 8x10 instant stuff when the first stuff looked like hell.. but this..VERY NICE PIX btw.. this changes everything
I'm like a former junky considering a new tie off kit.... I know it'll be bad for me..I know it'll break my bank..but oh..if I can get anything like this..oh so worth it

If they made a cheap back that would hand roll or pull out like 4x5 & 3.25x4.25 then it would get me involved, but the machinery needed that's like $1,000 investment used is just prohibitive and frustrating. I don't mind the cost itself of the film.

richardman
18-Mar-2015, 14:38
Herb and his wife (sorry I didn't get the spelling of her name...) graciously spent a couple hours with me yesterday, drinking tea and sharing some stories. Herb is a local member of the Leica User Group. He is 92 years old, so it is fitting that the first portrait is with the Cooke PS945, the modern lens based on an optical formula from the 1920 Pinkham and Smith. You can see tiny Fuji he is currently using, while waiting for his M9 to come back from Leica Service:

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150318-Scanned-874.jpg


This portrait of both of them was done on the real 1920s 7" Cooke. It flares a bit with the windows light from the left but still makes a good image, especially with some post processing:

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150318-Scanned-875.jpg

Pali K
18-Mar-2015, 16:27
Awesome work Andre, GPX, and richardman.

Pali

richardman
18-Mar-2015, 17:27
Thanks Pali. I am thinking that if I get an 8x10, it might mainly be an "Impossible" camera. Well, one can always dream....

benrains
18-Mar-2015, 18:32
Two Impossible instant film 8x10 shots, taken yesterday with a Wisner Expedition, 360mm f6.8 lens set at f11-16

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These are both fantastic! She's got a bit of a Minnie Driver look about her as well.

ImSoNegative
18-Mar-2015, 18:36
Herb and his wife (sorry I didn't get the spelling of her name...) graciously spent a couple hours with me yesterday, drinking tea and sharing some stories. Herb is a local member of the Leica User Group. He is 92 years old, so it is fitting that the first portrait is with the Cooke PS945, the modern lens based on an optical formula from the 1920 Pinkham and Smith. You can see tiny Fuji he is currently using, while waiting for his M9 to come back from Leica Service:

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150318-Scanned-874.jpg

Excellent Portrait!!

This portrait of both of them was done on the real 1920s 7" Cooke. It flares a bit with the windows light from the left but still makes a good image, especially with some post processing:

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150318-Scanned-875.jpg

Harley Goldman
20-Mar-2015, 14:34
My baby steps into cinematic lighting.

- Chamonix 45n-2
- 150mm Petzval
- 9x12 Fomapan 100
- Window light

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16824399355_b9b963fe77_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX)r. (https://flic.kr/p/rCHrLX) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people/50674652@N06/), on Flickr

Excellent image! Very strong impact!

benrains
21-Mar-2015, 06:08
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8741/16880876931_50458474dd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rHGUAg)
morgan (https://flic.kr/p/rHGUAg) by Ben Rains (https://www.flickr.com/people/8376113@N07/), on Flickr

Century Studio 10A w/5x7 back & cropped
Wollensak Velostigmat 12"/4.5 (w/ modified soft-focus adjustment)
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50

tolman
21-Mar-2015, 07:23
18x24cm tintype
Hermagis 16" petzval at f 4.5
exposure time 2 seconds

http://www.pbase.com/image/159305262/original.jpg
I felt like throwing out all my wet plate gear.
http://rockbullet.tk/84/o.png

bracan
21-Mar-2015, 11:09
Ana. Expired Polaroid 55 negative on Speed Graphic and Aero Ektar wide open.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7285/16264511703_5836e2b7ce_z.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7638/16677164917_16cb622313_z.jpg

StoneNYC
21-Mar-2015, 15:33
I felt like throwing out all my wet plate gear.
http://rockbullet.tk/84/o.png

It's not the plate it's not the light, it's the Photogrpher.

Old-N-Feeble
21-Mar-2015, 16:18
It's the photographer's USE of the light (but not just the light) it's communication and connection with the subject... with his/her vision and heart. Some artist's vision reaches our hearts and others don't. Some have it... and others do not. Do you reach into others' hearts?

What makes a beatiful portrait? Is it "really" me me me... reaching me me me? I think not. It's seeing into them them them, and who they really are.

Unfeeling NARCISSIST.....

SergeiR
22-Mar-2015, 07:54
Did some light study last night (and wanted another negative to play with coloring)

8x10, 300mm Symmar, xray

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16894219505_e9ea726908_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rJThSD)Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/rJThSD) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

hendrik faure
22-Mar-2015, 08:57
light study last night xray
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16894219505_e9ea726908_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rJThSD)Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/rJThSD) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr
excellent!
hendrik

SergeiR
22-Mar-2015, 12:17
Thanks :)

For those who cares - it's done within light tent made with huge roll of ripstop white nylon :) sides got hit with couple of 1200w elinchroms

Randy Moe
22-Mar-2015, 12:48
Did some light study last night (and wanted another negative to play with coloring)

8x10, 300mm Symmar, xray

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16894219505_e9ea726908_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rJThSD)Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/rJThSD) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Love the flat light! Cannot wait to see your 'coloring'. Hope you are feeling better. :)

benrains
22-Mar-2015, 16:07
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8698/16279273563_0139948a8b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qNxwSp)
morgan (https://flic.kr/p/qNxwSp) by Ben Rains (https://www.flickr.com/people/8376113@N07/), on Flickr

Century Studio 10A w/5x7 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50

David Lobato
22-Mar-2015, 17:02
Ben, just beautiful, and absolutely timeless. I love the repeating curves.

guyatou
22-Mar-2015, 17:09
It's funny to me that so many of you have said you're ready to throw out your wet plate gear after seeing Alex's most recent image. I've gone the other way and got super excited about trying wet plate! Such an inspiration! I hope to some day have images half as good! Bravo!

Peter De Smidt
22-Mar-2015, 17:11
Exactly! Alex's amazing portrait makes me want to give wet plate a try.

guyatou
22-Mar-2015, 17:12
And Ben, this is one of my favorite of your images. The draping fabric and echoed beads are a great touch to an amazing image.

benrains
22-Mar-2015, 20:06
Exactly! Alex's amazing portrait makes me want to give wet plate a try.

Definitely inspirational. Whenever I see work I really admire, after enjoying it, my second impulse is to start reverse-engineering the lighting setups and camera angles. :)

Randy Moe
22-Mar-2015, 20:53
Definitely inspirational. Whenever I see work I really admire, after enjoying it, my second impulse is to start reverse-engineering the lighting setups and camera angles. :)

:)

andre
23-Mar-2015, 02:42
Just amazing Ben!
Can I order a print? :)

alex from holland
23-Mar-2015, 12:58
Thanks everyone for your nice comments.
Don't ever give up! It's like trying to play the piano.
You just need a lot of practising.

sometimes all pieces just fit perfectly and that's waht happened during this shoot.
The boy had beautiful eyes, he was a good sitter., chemicals all worked just fine and I managed to put the lights the way it worked fine.
So sometimes you need a little luck also!

benrains
23-Mar-2015, 14:59
Ben, just beautiful, and absolutely timeless. I love the repeating curves.


And Ben, this is one of my favorite of your images. The draping fabric and echoed beads are a great touch to an amazing image.


Just amazing Ben!
Can I order a print? :)

Thanks, all! And I don't really sell prints as my traditional darkroom printing skills aren't up to scratch. (My digital printing skills are top notch though.) Someday maybe.

Tim Meisburger
24-Mar-2015, 05:10
Here is my wife's friend Tulsi shot at the Indonesia stand of the International Food Fair. She is wearing Minangkabau traditional dress. This was shot with a on 5x7 Shanghai and lit with a handheld Yangnou flash diffused by a little umbrella.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2015%20Nichada%20Ladies/2015%20IFF%20Indonesia005_zpseelnkbd5.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2015%20Nichada%20Ladies/2015%20IFF%20Indonesia005_zpseelnkbd5.jpg.html)

SergeiR
24-Mar-2015, 07:58
8x10, xray, 300mm symmar, 4s exposure

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7616/16916066131_a60d7a31ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rLPg7B)Tired (https://flic.kr/p/rLPg7B) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
24-Mar-2015, 08:53
wow 4 sec, amazing model you have there sergeiR, if do a portrait that is 1/2 sec I always have to say "ok don't blink, don't move your head, don't move your eyebrows" etc. :confused:

SergeiR
24-Mar-2015, 10:22
wow 4 sec, amazing model you have there sergeiR, if do a portrait that is 1/2 sec I always have to say "ok don't blink, don't move your head, don't move your eyebrows" etc. :confused:

:) she is true sport , indeed

andre
25-Mar-2015, 02:49
It looks so candid! Very nice shot!
My girlfriend is Indonesian too. Super smiley people. :)

chrism
25-Mar-2015, 04:54
:) she is true sport , indeed

I'm just learning movements, so forgive the possibly simple question. Did you use some forward tilt on the front standard to get the feet and the face both in focus?

SergeiR
25-Mar-2015, 09:01
I'm just learning movements, so forgive the possibly simple question. Did you use some forward tilt on the front standard to get the feet and the face both in focus?

I honestly never consciously register anymore whole thing with movements, b/c i never actually level 8x10 unless i shoot landscapes (4x5 Chamonix got built-in levels, so its right there.. None of my 8x10 got, so its a bit of guess work) but if i remember right -yes , there was slight adjustment of focal place to tilt.

t0aster
25-Mar-2015, 09:23
8x10 paper negative
Ilford Multigrade FB Classic @ ISO3
Wollensak f/5 portrait
Compard R09 (1+50)

mdarnton
25-Mar-2015, 13:54
Still working myself through a historical portrait phase. A friend came in yesterday all dressed up,
so I shot this:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7619/16305316144_bc63b28abe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qQR1qq)

Sameer (https://flic.kr/p/qQR1qq)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr
8x10 xray film, 36cm Heliar, Agfa-Ansco Universal view.

Randy Moe
25-Mar-2015, 13:57
Here is my wife's friend Tulsi shot at the Indonesia stand of the International Food Fair. She is wearing Minangkabau traditional dress. This was shot with a on 5x7 Shanghai and lit with a handheld Yangnou flash diffused by a little umbrella.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2015%20Nichada%20Ladies/2015%20IFF%20Indonesia005_zpseelnkbd5.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2015%20Nichada%20Ladies/2015%20IFF%20Indonesia005_zpseelnkbd5.jpg.html)

Obviously Shanghai film is usable...

Wonderful hat and shot!

StoneNYC
25-Mar-2015, 13:57
Still working myself through a historical portrait phase. A friend came in yesterday all dressed up,
so I shot this:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7619/16305316144_bc63b28abe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qQR1qq)

Sameer (https://flic.kr/p/qQR1qq)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr
8x10 xray film, 36cm Heliar, Agfa-Ansco Universal view.

Holy crap! On X-Ray? May I ask which kind? Filters? Or just good lighting? Wow, impressive!

mdarnton
25-Mar-2015, 14:08
Holy crap! On X-Ray? May I ask which kind? Filters? Or just good lighting? Wow, impressive!

No filters. Good lighting. The film is Fuji HRT Green at ISO 50, in D23, 1:6 for 15 min @75 degrees, minimal agitation, at 0, 5, 10

There's a diffused layer added to soften things a bit.

Scanned this with my new HP G4050, which takes 8x10 directly on the glass. I was a little wary because few people have them, though those who do say they like it, but it turns out to be a great scanner. A new, unused one cost me $108, with shipping, on Amazon, and I bought Vuescan to do the heavy lifting. Now, the next thing I need to do is learn to focus the camera on the eyes instead of the chin. :-) I'm starting to realize that after I focus, subjects very often relax and slump just a bit, moving their face forward just a half inch or so.

StoneNYC
25-Mar-2015, 14:20
No filters. Good lighting. The film is Fuji HRT Green at ISO 50, in D23, 1:6 for 15 min @75 degrees, minimal agitation, at 0, 5, 10

There's a diffused layer added to soften things a bit.

Scanned this with my new HP G4050, which takes 8x10 directly on the glass. I was a little wary because few people have them, though those who do say they like it, but it turns out to be a great scanner. A new, unused one cost me $108, with shipping, on Amazon, and I bought Vuescan to do the heavy lifting. Now, the next thing I need to do is learn to focus the camera on the eyes instead of the chin. :-) I'm starting to realize that after I focus, subjects very often relax and slump just a bit, moving their face forward just a half inch or so.

Good info. Good development, I scratch double sided film....

mdarnton
25-Mar-2015, 14:31
Hangers, in Vinny's tanks. No scratches, ever.

StoneNYC
25-Mar-2015, 20:52
Hangers, in Vinny's tanks. No scratches, ever.

Ahh! Yea way too much for tanks for me, makes sense though, thanks!

Will S
26-Mar-2015, 09:13
No filters. Good lighting. The film is Fuji HRT Green at ISO 50, in D23, 1:6 for 15 min @75 degrees, minimal agitation, at 0, 5, 10

There's a diffused layer added to soften things a bit.

Scanned this with my new HP G4050, which takes 8x10 directly on the glass. I was a little wary because few people have them, though those who do say they like it, but it turns out to be a great scanner. A new, unused one cost me $108, with shipping, on Amazon, and I bought Vuescan to do the heavy lifting. Now, the next thing I need to do is learn to focus the camera on the eyes instead of the chin. :-) I'm starting to realize that after I focus, subjects very often relax and slump just a bit, moving their face forward just a half inch or so.

You need one of those metal supports that go behind the head to stop the sitter moving so much :-) All joking aside, very nicely done. Thanks for the tip on the scanner too.

Will S
26-Mar-2015, 13:53
Something fun I did with my daughter - her as Isaac Newton in a play by GB Shaw. Taken on the stage with house lights and an added softbox and a kicker.

Kodak 2D 8x10, Goerz 19" red dot apo artar, tmax 400, pyrocat-hd 2:2:100, David Lewis bromoil paper in amidol. This will get bleached and bromoil'd later, but I thought I'd share here first.

131441

OMU
26-Mar-2015, 23:52
Testing and playing with my Kodak commercial magnesium camera, 8x10.
Photographed with Kodak portrait lens 305 mm, paper negative.
Have played a little with a charcoal on the back side of the paper negative before printing on old Kodak paper.

May be a little too soft, but hadn’t enough light to close the lens further down.

Emil Schildt
27-Mar-2015, 00:49
Testing and playing with my Kodak commercial magnesium camera, 8x10.
Photographed with Kodak portrait lens 305 mm, paper negative.
Have played a little with a charcoal on the back side of the paper negative before printing on old Kodak paper.

May be a little too soft, but hadn’t enough light to close the lens further down.

love it! so moody

mdarnton
27-Mar-2015, 04:59
Testing and playing with my Kodak commercial. . .
That's really nice. I was trying to do something similar yesterday with a Fuji SF, but I don't think it's going to come out. If it's not horrible, I'll post it later. Your photo seems like exactly the kind of thing that lens (Kodak Portrait) was designed for, and works great there.

mdarnton
27-Mar-2015, 10:14
As promised. Window light, strobe fill.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7648/16945855792_7966c1e409_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rPrWxs)

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

czbrutiron
28-Mar-2015, 02:21
131505
J.H.Dallmeyer 3B Shanghai 4X5 film

czbrutiron
28-Mar-2015, 02:24
J.H.Dallmeyer 3B Shanghai 4X5 film131506

bomzi
28-Mar-2015, 02:40
wow lovely image alex!

northcarolinajack
28-Mar-2015, 06:48
Alex, I am 80 and when I grow up I would like to make at least 1 shot that could reach 1/2 this quality level.

Jack

Gary Tarbert
28-Mar-2015, 07:35
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8698/16279273563_0139948a8b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qNxwSp)
morgan (https://flic.kr/p/qNxwSp) by Ben Rains (https://www.flickr.com/people/8376113@N07/), on Flickr

Century Studio 10A w/5x7 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Ilford HP5 Plus / Adonal 1+50 1st class

D-tach
28-Mar-2015, 12:23
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v143/p1081365145-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - FP4+ - XTOL

jcoldslabs
28-Mar-2015, 13:06
Nice one, Tom. The hat makes it!

J.

alex from holland
28-Mar-2015, 13:25
"Melani"

18x24 cm tintype
Hermagis 18" petzval at f 4.5
Exposure time 2 seconds


http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/159566822/original.jpg

Peter De Smidt
28-Mar-2015, 13:27
Great stuff from Ben, Tom and Alex!

D-tach
28-Mar-2015, 13:30
Nice one, Tom. The hat makes it!

J.


Great stuff from Ben, Tom and Alex!

Thanks Jonathan and Peter!

D-tach
28-Mar-2015, 13:30
"Melani"

18x24 cm tintype
Hermagis 18" petzval at f 4.5
Exposure time 2 seconds



Alex - wonderful!

rskura
28-Mar-2015, 23:37
This is my first picture post to this forum. I am very new to large format and this is the first portrait I have tried.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8698/16961669312_01122c3d55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rQQZmm)
Gord - large format 4x5 film (https://flic.kr/p/rQQZmm) by rskura (https://www.flickr.com/people/30801810@N08/), on Flickr

Ken Lee
29-Mar-2015, 05:37
This is my first picture post to this forum. I am very new to large format and this is the first portrait I have tried.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8698/16961669312_01122c3d55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rQQZmm)
Gord - large format 4x5 film (https://flic.kr/p/rQQZmm) by rskura (https://www.flickr.com/people/30801810@N08/), on Flickr

You may be new to LF but you are not new to the rest of it: superb !

rskura
29-Mar-2015, 08:33
Thanks very much Ken!

mdarnton
30-Mar-2015, 08:31
New, from this weekend.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16979231405_8b4b638a6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rSoZX4)

Jim T (https://flic.kr/p/rSoZX4)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

Andrew Plume
30-Mar-2015, 09:25
Hello Richard Skura aka 'rskura'

great stuff indeed, you should be really pleased with this image

regards
andrew

Peter De Smidt
30-Mar-2015, 09:40
That a good, direct portrait, Michael. Would you mind giving some details?

Andrew Plume
30-Mar-2015, 09:54
Peter

there's some more info via the flickr link

andrew

mdarnton
30-Mar-2015, 10:01
Technical: 8x10 Ansco Universal with 36cm Heliar, Packard shutter, Fuji Green xray film, developed in 1:6 D23 for about 15 minutes at 75 degrees, with agitation at 1, 5, 10. Scanned with HP G4050 @ 1200ppi.

Lighting: strobe in 2x3 gridded softbox at 90 degrees and high, on left; bare strobe (no reflector at all) just above and to the left of the lens for fill, snooted hair light strobe on boom above and slightly behind.

Philosophical: For the last couple of months I've been immersing myself in Mike Disfarmer. I don't get him as much as I'd like, but I've been trying to do something similar to what he was doing. I've interpreted that as using standard portrait studio techniques without a lot of pretense, and putting people in situations where they can be themselves, completely, without any spin towards any type of glamor or drama. All of my portraits, for some time, have been focused on making pictures that subjects' friends would simply say "That is EXACTLY Xxxx!" and this new (for me) studio thing is a continuation of that. I'm not trying to do anything photographically fancy.

This person is my wife's personal trainer.

Peter De Smidt
30-Mar-2015, 10:16
Thank you, Andrew and Michael. Michael, are you leaving both emulsions intact on the x-ray film? Do you remember what F-stop you used?

mdarnton
30-Mar-2015, 11:10
I am leaving both sides intact, yes.
The stop was between f/5.6 and 8 somewhere. Depth of field is non-existent!

Peter De Smidt
30-Mar-2015, 11:23
Got it. Thanks!

jesse
30-Mar-2015, 12:44
This is my first picture post to this forum. I am very new to large format and this is the first portrait I have tried.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8698/16961669312_01122c3d55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rQQZmm)
Gord - large format 4x5 film (https://flic.kr/p/rQQZmm) by rskura (https://www.flickr.com/people/30801810@N08/), on Flickr

This is really nice, good job!

jesse
30-Mar-2015, 12:46
New, from this weekend.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16979231405_8b4b638a6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rSoZX4)

Jim T (https://flic.kr/p/rSoZX4)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

Perfect !

jesse
30-Mar-2015, 12:52
"Melani"

18x24 cm tintype
Hermagis 18" petzval at f 4.5
Exposure time 2 seconds



http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/159566822/original.jpg

This is wonderful!

chrism
30-Mar-2015, 13:59
This is wonderful!

So many inspiring portraits in this thread!

rskura
30-Mar-2015, 22:00
Hello Richard Skura aka 'rskura'

great stuff indeed, you should be really pleased with this image

regards
andrew

Thanks Andrew. I was quite happy with it for a first attempt.

rskura
30-Mar-2015, 22:02
New, from this weekend.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16979231405_8b4b638a6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rSoZX4)

Jim T (https://flic.kr/p/rSoZX4)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

Wow! That is fantastic!

Raidahl
31-Mar-2015, 04:50
131638

Christo.Stankulov
5-Apr-2015, 12:05
Scanned a few days ago
LMT2000
Apo-Lanthar 150/4.5
Ilford HP5+
Moersch Tanol
131881

bracan
7-Apr-2015, 14:53
Excellent like always!


Scanned a few days ago
LMT2000
Apo-Lanthar 150/4.5
Ilford HP5+
Moersch Tanol
131881

ctgill
12-Apr-2015, 20:01
Los Padres National Forest
Warner Springs, CA
Speed Graphic
Ektar 127
Shanghai 100
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8679/16432605570_c26f4406f4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r36p8G)cg feb 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/r36p8G)