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Alessandro Bocchi
3-Jun-2015, 15:12
Noventa Padovana (PD) Italy - Series of portrait taken during an Historical re-enactment of 1800's Photography Studio. This is Emanuele Salvagno.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Dallmeyer (Soft Focus) 2B 210 1:3
- Exposure: about 1 second at f 3
- Film: ADOX ORTHO - 25 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 1 minute and 30 seconds at 24° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Ligthing: Ambient Light only.

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

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/525/18241157849_21d457bc43_h.jpg

t0aster
3-Jun-2015, 21:53
A film maker friend of mine wanted some photos before he left for Atlanta.

dslr "scans"

134853
Paper Negative
8x10 Ilford MGIV RC
Turner Reich Anastigmat 12"

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Paper Negative
8x10 Ilford MGIV RC
Turner Reich Anastigmat 21"

Alessandro Bocchi
4-Jun-2015, 20:57
Noventa Padovana (PD) Italy - Series of portrait taken during an Historical re-enactment of 1800's Photography Studio. This is Caterina Santinello.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Dallmeyer (Soft Focus) 2B 210 1:3
- Exposure: about 1 second at f 3
- Film: ADOX ORTHO - 25 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 6 minutes at 24° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Ligthing: Ambient Light only.

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

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8882/18263508948_379b89d649_h.jpg

nede
5-Jun-2015, 10:38
hello,
I had a chance to set up my lab in a vintage show last weekend, It was basically a 1,5x5m row.
I could'nt play around with my only light but I'm quite happy with this one
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img830.jpg

czmielek
5-Jun-2015, 15:31
A double exposure just for fun...
Graflex 4x5 240mm Orwo NP20 Rodinal 1+100
http://www.aparaty.tradycyjne.net/konkurs/14313691441203.jpg

cuypers1807
5-Jun-2015, 17:30
Wow. That worked out great. Beautiful image.

Pali K
5-Jun-2015, 20:05
A double exposure just for fun...
Graflex 4x5 240mm Orwo NP20 Rodinal 1+100

Wow Dawid, this came out so beautiful.

Pali

Bill Christian
6-Jun-2015, 11:04
http://largesense.com/files/1814/3361/3567/150604_DylanN_003_1024.jpg

The odd pattern in the upper right is a result of the soft focus lens inner ring with holes. I was trying for front tilt but it is hard to tell.

Model: Dylan N.
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)
Fujinon SF 1:5.6 / 250 mm with IR blocking filter
Photo Taken: Thursday June 04, 2015 Santa Clara, CA, USA
Copyright LargeSense LLC
All rights reserved

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Scott --
6-Jun-2015, 13:48
Friendship shot.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/488/17915391053_97c9e24ec8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ti84AD)img376 (https://flic.kr/p/ti84AD) by Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/), on Flickr

Sironar-N 210/5.6, 4x5 Arista.EDU in Adonal 1:100 (11:45 at 20C)

gsinico
6-Jun-2015, 14:42
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my cousin Bruna, 93 years old.

Ebony 45SU Sironar 135 @ f 5.6, 1" exposure.

gsinico
6-Jun-2015, 14:45
Friendship shot.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/488/17915391053_97c9e24ec8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ti84AD)img376 (https://flic.kr/p/ti84AD) by Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/), on Flickr

Sironar-N 210/5.6, 4x5 Arista.EDU in Adonal 1:100 (11:45 at 20C)

nice shot!

gsinico
6-Jun-2015, 14:46
http://largesense.com/files/1814/3361/3567/150604_DylanN_003_1024.jpg

The odd pattern in the upper right is a result of the soft focus lens inner ring with holes. I was trying for front tilt but it is hard to tell.

Model: Dylan N.
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)
Fujinon SF 1:5.6 / 250 mm with IR blocking filter
Photo Taken: Thursday June 04, 2015 Santa Clara, CA, USA
Copyright LargeSense LLC
All rights reserved

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I' ve the same lens, the holes remind me my shots... ;-)

Peter Lewin
6-Jun-2015, 14:51
ScottPerryPhoto: That is an incredible portrait, it is so spontaneous I had to double-check that I was in the Large Format thread! Just wonderful.

Scott --
6-Jun-2015, 20:45
nice shot!

Thanks you, Giovanni!


ScottPerryPhoto: That is an incredible portrait, it is so spontaneous I had to double-check that I was in the Large Format thread! Just wonderful.

Thanks, Peter! I appreciate your kind words.

Bill Christian
6-Jun-2015, 22:58
I' ve the same lens, the holes remind me my shots... ;-)

I really like the lens but not the holes! At least I know for sure later which lens I used.

Bill

gsinico
7-Jun-2015, 01:13
http://www.gelatina.altervista.org/pics/bn/bn_people/bn_portraits/15_lisa.jpg
Linda, Another portrait of the same group.

gsinico
7-Jun-2015, 01:14
http://www.gelatina.altervista.org/pics/bn/bn_people/bn_portraits/10_lisa.jpg

Linda,
Another portrait of the same group.

Fujinon 180 SF, yellow streaner

mathieu Bauwens
7-Jun-2015, 02:40
Really nice one scott !

Andrew Plume
7-Jun-2015, 02:58
Giovanni, Hi

I really like the last one and it's good to see on here the great use of the Fuji SF lenses - I just couldn't get on with them

best regards
andrew

gsinico
8-Jun-2015, 00:23
thanks!

visit my site at : www.gelatina.altervista.org

I have some nice landscapes too with the fujinon SF.

gsinico
8-Jun-2015, 00:32
thanks!

visit my site at : www.gelatina.altervista.org

I have some nice landscapes too with the fujinon SF.

gsinico
8-Jun-2015, 00:34
http://www.gelatina.altervista.org/pics/bn/bn_people/bn_portraits/Bruna_web.jpg

Bruna, 93 years old.

Ebony 45SU
Sironar 135
foma 100

gsinico
8-Jun-2015, 00:54
http://www.gelatina.altervista.org/pics/bn/bn_people/bn_portraits/Giuditta_1963.jpg

Giudi, still asleep...

Ebony 45SU
Sironar 180
Foma100

RPippin
8-Jun-2015, 05:19
[/ATTACH]135086An 8X10 shot at the studio this weekend.

appletree
8-Jun-2015, 09:01
Giovanni, wonderful portraits. Keep it up!

jesse
8-Jun-2015, 11:27
Ebony 4x5, Derogy Petzval 200mm, Fomapan 100

http://forum.xitek.com/pics/201506/149/14934/14934_1433787804.jpg

gsinico
8-Jun-2015, 12:27
Giovanni, wonderful portraits. Keep it up!

thanks! I keep it up! :-)

gsinico
8-Jun-2015, 12:28
Ebony 4x5, Derogy Petzval 200mm, Fomapan 100

http://forum.xitek.com/pics/201506/149/14934/14934_1433787804.jpg


really nice portrait!

AGagnon
8-Jun-2015, 19:45
I want to develop some skills at LF portraiture so...I shot the wife. Comments welcome.

Chamonix 45F1
210mm Sironar-N
Yellow #8 filter
HP5+ in Xtol (1+1)
Window light on the right and white reflector on the left


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JWuA7ONQZ18/VXZPaOf_yWI/AAAAAAAAA3Y/oyxjwcdt4Dw/w747-h940-no/img519.jpg

buzzardkid
9-Jun-2015, 00:19
I want to develop some skills at LF portraiture so...I shot the wife. Comments welcome.

Chamonix 45F1
210mm Sironar-N
Yellow #8 filter
HP5+ in Xtol (1+1)
Window light on the right and white reflector on the left


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JWuA7ONQZ18/VXZPaOf_yWI/AAAAAAAAA3Y/oyxjwcdt4Dw/w747-h940-no/img519.jpg

Very nice, you should shoot the wife more often.

I like the lighting, contrast, focus etc.

But, (possibly needless advice here): if here eyes really are different-sized, it's best to seat her with the bigger eye farthest away from the camera. The smaller eye being closer to the camera will compensate the difference, while this position emphasizes the difference.

Greenspeed
9-Jun-2015, 00:25
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/491/18444582269_c4055bd72f_z.jpg

Schneider 135mm with Carl Zeiss Softar III filter. Kodak t-max, Rodinal 1:75
Griffith Lookout, NSW, Australia

AGagnon
9-Jun-2015, 06:24
Very nice, you should shoot the wife more often.

I like the lighting, contrast, focus etc.

But, (possibly needless advice here): if here eyes really are different-sized, it's best to seat her with the bigger eye farthest away from the camera. The smaller eye being closer to the camera will compensate the difference, while this position emphasizes the difference.

Thanks! I was curious about the smaller eye too since she has normal eyes. Maybe I was not far enough? The lens was 210mm so I was about 3 feet from her.

mdarnton
9-Jun-2015, 07:02
It looks like you caught her just going into or coming out of a blink, and her two eyelids were perhaps not exactly synched in that. I don't perceive the far eye as smaller, but rather partly closed. I wouldn't worry about it unless it happens again and habitually.

Peter De Smidt
9-Jun-2015, 08:22
3 feet is close enough to have a noticeable "what's closer to the camera will look bigger" effect.

jp
9-Jun-2015, 10:16
[/ATTACH]135086An 8X10 shot at the studio this weekend.

That stare is not something we normally have in portraits, and the lighting is sorta plain, but the lighting goes with their style. I like this as it does a good job being different.

djdister
9-Jun-2015, 10:23
That stare is not something we normally have in portraits, and the lighting is sorta plain, but the lighting goes with their style. I like this as it does a good job being different.

True enough, but the modern running shoes on the middle person kind of spoils the "old-time" look.

jp
9-Jun-2015, 13:25
True enough, but the modern running shoes on the middle person kind of spoils the "old-time" look.

It doesn't spoil it, but makes anachronism or juxtaposition. It conveys some of the differences between the women too.

RPippin
10-Jun-2015, 06:23
I made contact prints of these negatives last night and they came out wonderful. I'll scan them and post. They were having a grand time with the shoot and it's telling on a couple of the shots. The hardest thing I had to do is get them to stop smiling. Mennonite and Amish people are not always willing subjects to photograph, but these girls were game. I met a guy I really wanted to shoot up in Pennsylvania who looked and had all the mannerisms of Harpo Marks, but no go. What I really love about this shoot was how totally out of context these girls were. Although from the Mennonite order, they were not they typical closed and unapproachable type of people most associate with. That is to say, not stereotypical. I was going for a straight forward, no frills kind of image.

jp
10-Jun-2015, 09:04
I think the Mennonite photo would make a nice pt/pd print or other alt process print as long as it's done contemporary and not "old-timey". Just handmade and smooth.

RPippin
10-Jun-2015, 12:58
Platinum it will be. That was the reason for shooting it with 8X10. Just for the record. I love it when I get people off the street or people I meet at random to come in for an impromptu shoot. No staging, no costumes. Just come and stand in front of the camera. There has been no attempt to create a look or make anything other then what you see. Many of my portraits are shot with an old B&J 5X7 with an old brass barrel rapid rectilinear and contact printed on P/P. I make no attempt to make an image look "old timey" other than by virtue of camera, lens, and process. I'm including another scan that was staged, mostly for documentary purposes, and will be in P/P as well.135278

jesse
13-Jun-2015, 10:46
really nice portrait!

Thanks gsinico.

jp
13-Jun-2015, 17:21
Daughter with Lupine. 8x10 B&J rembrandt (purchased here), Ries Tripod (purchased here), B&L 19" Sigmar (purchased here). 1/50 with my front standard mounted speed graphic shutter.
Ektascan B/RA in nasty dektol that looks more like unfiltered cider than developer. Shot these after supper when the sun was out of sight, but the sky was still bright.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/553/18598098609_b71ca99efd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uks7Lz)
img152 (https://flic.kr/p/uks7Lz) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

jp
13-Jun-2015, 17:44
And one more, same setup. Didn't develop it quite as long as didn't get the same uniformity; needs at least 4 minutes in the dektol for the right smoothness, even if it looks good under the safelight. Scanning faults also visible along the edge. Just slapped it down on the glass and scanned.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/403/18597192750_a8a3c9f8bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj)
img153 (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
13-Jun-2015, 21:09
both are excellent portraits Jason

Corran
13-Jun-2015, 22:00
Fantastic images jp, especially the second. The portraits of your young girl are always excellent.

jcoldslabs
14-Jun-2015, 00:44
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/403/18597192750_a8a3c9f8bb_c.jpg

Her stare into the camera and her Mona Lisa smile are just perfect. (The composition's not bad, either. ;))

Jonathan

D-tach
14-Jun-2015, 02:11
And one more, same setup. Didn't develop it quite as long as didn't get the same uniformity; needs at least 4 minutes in the dektol for the right smoothness, even if it looks good under the safelight. Scanning faults also visible along the edge. Just slapped it down on the glass and scanned.


Nice!

jp
14-Jun-2015, 06:28
Thanks guys!

I had thought a few days earlier of doing the shoot indoors, partly lazy (separate trips up and down the stairs for lens, camera, tripod, film) and partly so it could be done in the evening. But the clothes my kids like to wear (sporty and colorful) would not seem right for a portrait with flowers stolen from a still life, and asking them to change into clothes they don't like would have ruined the comfortable and good natured posing I got outdoors. I often have to bribe them for indoor poses, but outdoors are easy and the pleasant mood shows.

The best time of day for this sort of picture is during daylight, but after the sun is hidden from view by our woods and the yard is shaded. You can see the brighter sky catchlight in the second photo. I've managed other nice portraits in the same conditions. Clarence White used to make photos before the sun came up, (due to work obligations) and his looked nice, but I'm not a morning person, so end-of-day light is my preference.

Also props to Russ Young for getting me hooked on this lens (even though it's technically not soft focus.) A couple other people on the forum have the lens, but I don't see recent photos. Might you be encouraged to make photos with the lens?

Jiri Vasina
14-Jun-2015, 07:30
Jason, both are wonderful, the second being a bit better for me...

Pali K
14-Jun-2015, 07:35
Absolutely perfect portraits Jason. These will make a great memory for the family.

Regards,

Pali

jesse
15-Jun-2015, 03:18
And one more, same setup. Didn't develop it quite as long as didn't get the same uniformity; needs at least 4 minutes in the dektol for the right smoothness, even if it looks good under the safelight. Scanning faults also visible along the edge. Just slapped it down on the glass and scanned.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/403/18597192750_a8a3c9f8bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj)
img153 (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

This is nice!

mathieu Bauwens
15-Jun-2015, 11:17
135531

Kodak 2D, Fuji 300mm
Bergger Pancro @ 800

contact print on RC Adox MCP 110

Ken Lee
15-Jun-2015, 13:04
And one more, same setup. Didn't develop it quite as long as didn't get the same uniformity; needs at least 4 minutes in the dektol for the right smoothness, even if it looks good under the safelight. Scanning faults also visible along the edge. Just slapped it down on the glass and scanned.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/403/18597192750_a8a3c9f8bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj)
img153 (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Bravo !

I like the rich look of adequate exposure and moderate development :)

Jim Galli
15-Jun-2015, 22:37
Daughter with Lupine. 8x10 B&J rembrandt (purchased here), Ries Tripod (purchased here), B&L 19" Sigmar (purchased here). 1/50 with my front standard mounted speed graphic shutter.
Ektascan B/RA in nasty dektol that looks more like unfiltered cider than developer. Shot these after supper when the sun was out of sight, but the sky was still bright.



Jason, these are spectacular. I have a big Sigmar upstairs that I've never found time to use. In fact I offered it a few times. Now I'm glad it never left me. What a fine look these have.

Leszek Vogt
15-Jun-2015, 23:06
Jason, continue what you are doing. Cider or molasses aside, you don't want her to lose that wonderful spunk...she's natural. Indeed, a wonderful portrait (153).

Les

SergeiR
16-Jun-2015, 10:21
And one more, same setup. Didn't develop it quite as long as didn't get the same uniformity; needs at least 4 minutes in the dektol for the right smoothness, even if it looks good under the safelight. Scanning faults also visible along the edge. Just slapped it down on the glass and scanned.

Great portrait, mate.

andreios
16-Jun-2015, 10:36
Excellent portraits, Jason! And inspiring - I should make some portraits of my children as well - it is a thing I too often neglect.. Hopefully summer will bring a bit more time for it..

mdarnton
16-Jun-2015, 12:01
And one more, same setup.
img153 (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Of all of the ones you've put up of your kids, I think this is my favorite!

Bill L.
16-Jun-2015, 18:05
135531

Kodak 2D, Fuji 300mm
Bergger Pancro @ 800

contact print on RC Adox MCP 110
I love this!

Cheers!
Bill

Mark Sawyer
16-Jun-2015, 20:57
Just plain ol' wet plate portraits with friends. Nothing else to see here folks. Move along...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Allie1_zps2m2sbf50.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Allie1_zps2m2sbf50.jpg.html)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Allie%202_zps3u4yhuvw.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Allie%202_zps3u4yhuvw.jpg.html)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Joseph%201_zpsmkeighgd.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Joseph%201_zpsmkeighgd.jpg.html)

gimenosaiz
17-Jun-2015, 06:17
And one more, same setup. Didn't develop it quite as long as didn't get the same uniformity; needs at least 4 minutes in the dektol for the right smoothness, even if it looks good under the safelight. Scanning faults also visible along the edge. Just slapped it down on the glass and scanned.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/403/18597192750_a8a3c9f8bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj)
img153 (https://flic.kr/p/ukntuj) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

This is wonderful! I like the tones and the softness :)

Regards

gimenosaiz
17-Jun-2015, 06:20
Hello!!

My elder son:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/549/18524976240_c51015eb97_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/udZm35)
ignacio (https://flic.kr/p/udZm35) by Antonio Gimeno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/), on Flickr



Pacemaker + Aero Ektar 178/2.5
Fuji Pro 160NS developed with kit Tetenal
Epson 4990/ Epson Scan
LR 5.7

Regards

DrTang
18-Jun-2015, 08:00
yes..missed her feet

first pix with 19" Dallmeyer 5D @ f8
a little soft for my liking.. but I am also using a humungous softbox..so mayhaps I'll try a silver umbrella with it
the following pix was same lighting.. but a Heliar, also at f8


http://www.mericphoto.com/lfp/yurt5d.jpg

DrTang
18-Jun-2015, 08:02
same lighting

150 Heliar @f8 on the best 4x5 studio camera ever: Cambo TWR twin lens


http://www.mericphoto.com/lfp/yurtTWR.jpg

RPippin
18-Jun-2015, 14:10
Studio shot.135643

Michael Graves
19-Jun-2015, 15:13
Ice Cream Man, Jeffersonville, VT

Bill Christian
19-Jun-2015, 18:01
http://largesense.com/files/4614/3476/1662/150618_Jenn_Vee_HollywoodStyle_003.jpg (http://largesense.com/files/3714/3476/1803/150618_Jenn_Vee_HollywoodStyle_003.jpg)

The fading light is a natural effect. Two Fresnel hot lights. Black background.

150618_Jenn_Vee_HollywoodStyle_003
Model: Jenn Vee
Hair stylist: Rawan Jabari
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Tessar 4.5/ 250 mm
Infra red blocking filter
Photo Taken: Thursday June 18, 2015 Santa Clara, CA, USA
Copyright LargeSense (http://largesense.com)LLC
All rights reserved

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cdholden
20-Jun-2015, 07:11
Bill,
Wow! I love the fall off effect and the shadows on the model and on the dress. I hope the model was pleased with the results. I am.
I'm curious about the lighting. What is a fresnel hot light? Maybe I'm just ignorant of studio gear as most of my experience is landscape in natural light. I've never seen a hot light with a fresnel on it.

Chris

jaybob20
20-Jun-2015, 07:47
Haven't shared in a while. He is a tintype of my friend Tom.
Speed Graphic, CZ 165mm F2.7, 4000ws w/beauty dish, outside under an awning
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Bill Christian
20-Jun-2015, 07:54
Chris,

Thanks. I'm pretty happy with the light falloff and hightlights. I'm not sure if the model was happy, she didn't say much about the photos but she liked the camera. I'm still working on doing the George Hurrell style.

It's a ALTMAN #65Q 6" FRESNEL STAGE LIGHT. http://altmanltg.com/fresnels-65Q-165Q.htm 135734

I've been using 500W bulbs. I use big oven mitts to move them around when they get hot. I try to only turn them on when needed.

Bill


Bill,
Wow! I love the fall off effect and the shadows on the model and on the dress. I hope the model was pleased with the results. I am.
I'm curious about the lighting. What is a fresnel hot light? Maybe I'm just ignorant of studio gear as most of my experience is landscape in natural light. I've never seen a hot light with a fresnel on it.

Chris

cdholden
20-Jun-2015, 08:15
Oh... I was thinking studio lighting for photography. I wasn't thinking about stage lighting. For that matter, some lighthouses use or used fresnels to improve their visibility for ships in transit.

Thanks,
Chris

electricphoto
20-Jun-2015, 09:37
http://marc-sterling.com/post/8266KingPortraitB001-2.jpg

My first 4x5 portrait... a bit underexposed in the shadow side but came out OK. Love having all the detail to work with...
Sinar P, 250mm Fujinon, HP5 in T-Max RS, Scanned V750, developed in LightRoom

http://marc-sterling.com

Mark Sawyer
20-Jun-2015, 10:54
My first 4x5 portrait...

Nicely done!

Ari
20-Jun-2015, 10:58
Nicely done!

Agreed!

electricphoto
20-Jun-2015, 17:52
Thanks all...

czmielek
21-Jun-2015, 02:49
And one more..
Razzle polaroid
9x12 NP20
Rodinal 1+40 10:00
http://www.aparaty.tradycyjne.net/konkurs/14348783581800.jpg

Jiri Vasina
21-Jun-2015, 09:47
Excellent portrait, David...

jp
21-Jun-2015, 10:54
Very nice Electric and David!

Here are my daughters enjoying the wet sand at the beach.
speed graphic, 9" gundlach hyperion soft focus lens, fp4+ in pyrocat hd.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3802/18840171679_961636b8b8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uGQNEc)img156 (https://flic.kr/p/uGQNEc) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

czmielek
21-Jun-2015, 11:52
Jiri and JP Thank you and a nice one Marc

Amfooty
21-Jun-2015, 12:47
My first 8x10 paper negative of a friend unlucky enough to be in the firing line when I was in the darkroom.

Burke and James Commercial View
Arista EDU paper
15" Wollensak telephoto

135804

EdSawyer
22-Jun-2015, 12:26
Basically any and all operating lighthouses use cylindrical fresnel lenses, usually 4th order or higher.

appletree
22-Jun-2015, 13:25
Very amazing stuff this month. Love the portraits of your daughter Jason.

Czmielek, wonderful photo next to the lake.

czmielek
23-Jun-2015, 09:14
Thank you JP.

Bill L.
23-Jun-2015, 18:09
I tried testing Rockland's dry-plate tintype kit for the first time this weekend, while getting my chemicals prepped for wet-plate.

135889

Patty and Dusty
Canham DLC 45 with Schneider Apo-Symmar 210
1/2s @ f5.6
Lund modified plate holder and plate

Bill

pau3
26-Jun-2015, 04:27
Gold toned kallitype. Cropped from a 8x10 negative.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3919/19173038135_6378bc57ac_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vdfQg2)Rosa (https://flic.kr/p/vdfQg2) by Pau Martín (https://www.flickr.com/photos/27566883@N06/), on Flickr

cikaziva
26-Jun-2015, 12:24
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/nejad_ljemani/Luka846_zpslramr7wg.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/Luka846_zpslramr7wg.jpg.html)

cikaziva
26-Jun-2015, 12:25
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/nejad_ljemani/Luka845_zpsslrkpmbr.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/Luka845_zpsslrkpmbr.jpg.html)

cikaziva
26-Jun-2015, 12:26
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/nejad_ljemani/Luka847_zpsao0up2hh.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/Luka847_zpsao0up2hh.jpg.html)

cikaziva
26-Jun-2015, 12:28
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/nejad_ljemani/Luka840_zpscsepqlg5.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/Luka840_zpscsepqlg5.jpg.html)

ScottPhotoCo
29-Jun-2015, 11:42
Request for feedback.

The ORIGINALS Project. June 29, 2015. This is a photo project where I invite people that I find/meet whom I find to be distinctly and proudly original in this world of wannabe sameness to a short photo session on film.

I am deep in the midst of processing film for the first two subjects. I have only processed the 4x5 film at this point but have pulled 2 photos for sample. As I discussed in my FSC blog post (http://filmshooterscollective.com/…/purpose-shooting-a-look…)I am shooting both medium and large format film. These images were made on an 8x10 Deardorff using 4x5 Acros with a 1920's Goerz Dagor.

My current plan is to have a more formal portrait of each of the subjects (these are an example of this) followed by MF images that show a bit more about what makes them stand out and be "original" to me. These will follow shortly.

What I would love to know from you all is this:
1. General thoughts – Likes, dislikes, etc. I'm a recovering New Yorker, you can be as brutally honest.
2. What do you see when you look at these portraits – Do they make you feel something?
3. Anything else that strikes you.

What I don't want:
I am not looking for comments on how the subjects look (too skinny, too fat, beauty, etc.). These are portraits of real people that are not manipulated to fit the general "beauty" standards today. What makes them beautiful is the strength to be who they are, unapologetically.

I am having each subject write a paragraph on who they are and what makes them original and this will be included with each series (2-3) of images of each subject. A photographic mini biography if you like.
This is a long term project that will be continuing for quite some time and will be evolving as it makes sense to. Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/287/18650164254_23d03e1d00_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uq3Y57)The Originals Project 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/uq3Y57) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/415/19085041358_ee66f6d3bd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v5tPTd)The Originals Project 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/v5tPTd) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

Peter De Smidt
29-Jun-2015, 11:52
Great project, Tim! Both portraits are excellent. Perhaps the first one would benefit from her irises being a little brighter? It's just a quibble.

jp
29-Jun-2015, 12:01
First of all, I don't think you can fully recover being a New Yorker (or Massachusetts native)! But you can't help it and deserve our grace.

These photos have the LF look, perhaps even a little of the 35mm/85 f1.4 look. The 2nd photo is an excellent balance of bright and dark in terms of composition. Whistler would be proud. It's a keeper. For the first photo, the lighting is very plain and flat. The thin DOF is sort of edgy, and I expect the lighting to be a little adventurous as well. You can imply a lot with a little bit of lighting, like Mortensen did, but without going all hollywood. To me, flat lighting hides the character and storytelling. You're off to a good start separating the hair from the background, a common challenge in B&W people photos.

ScottPhotoCo
29-Jun-2015, 12:15
Great project, Tim! Both portraits are excellent. Perhaps the first one would benefit from her irises being a little brighter? It's just a quibble.

Thank you Peter. Good feedback. I struggle a bit finding the right brightness of the eyes. It is such a fine line between too dark and too bright. I'll re-look at this one. :)

ScottPhotoCo
29-Jun-2015, 12:20
First of all, I don't think you can fully recover being a New Yorker (or Massachusetts native)! But you can't help it and deserve our grace.

These photos have the LF look, perhaps even a little of the 35mm/85 f1.4 look. The 2nd photo is an excellent balance of bright and dark in terms of composition. Whistler would be proud. It's a keeper. For the first photo, the lighting is very plain and flat. The thin DOF is sort of edgy, and I expect the lighting to be a little adventurous as well. You can imply a lot with a little bit of lighting, like Mortensen did, but without going all hollywood. To me, flat lighting hides the character and storytelling. You're off to a good start separating the hair from the background, a common challenge in B&W people photos.

Ha! I don't want to lose all of my East Coast. Just enough to be human. ;)

This project will be ever evolving as it goes so the lighting will change often and I will see things differently for each shoot. I am greatly inspired by Paolo Roversi and I love the (sometimes) flat light and even some movement or lack of sharpness in an image. Dang, I have so much to learn! But, you are correct and I will take this to heart and look deeper at my lighting approach as this continues. Much appreciated!

SergeiR
29-Jun-2015, 14:55
Hah! Managed to get back to shooting right before end of month! :)
Wife felt better, so we played a bit.

8x10. 360mm Imagon with 5.6 disk,

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3757/18656834323_f4c750f86f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri)Poetry (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
29-Jun-2015, 14:56
Hah! Managed to get back to shooting right before end of month! :)
Wife felt better, so we played a bit.

8x10. 360mm Imagon with 5.6 disk,

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3757/18656834323_f4c750f86f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri)Poetry (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Fantastic!

mdarnton
29-Jun-2015, 15:15
Wow, Sergi, that's so different from what you usually do! Like it (and what you usually do, too.)

Paul Metcalf
29-Jun-2015, 15:17
Does this count? (uh oh, what's a "portrait" again?)

Lizzy
(Salt Print)

SergeiR
29-Jun-2015, 16:37
Fantastic!
Thank you, Tim :)


Wow, Sergi, that's so different from what you usually do! Like it (and what you usually do, too.)
Thanks :) I guess its more light than i usually go

Pali K
29-Jun-2015, 16:47
Hah! Managed to get back to shooting right before end of month! :)
Wife felt better, so we played a bit.

8x10. 360mm Imagon with 5.6 disk,

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3757/18656834323_f4c750f86f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri)Poetry (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr
Sergei - your work is beautiful as always and I too like the new look of this one. Glad your wife is feeling better.

Regards,

Pali

axs810
29-Jun-2015, 18:16
Request for feedback.

The ORIGINALS Project. June 29, 2015. This is a photo project where I invite people that I find/meet whom I find to be distinctly and proudly original in this world of wannabe sameness to a short photo session on film.

I am deep in the midst of processing film for the first two subjects. I have only processed the 4x5 film at this point but have pulled 2 photos for sample. As I discussed in my FSC blog post (http://filmshooterscollective.com/…/purpose-shooting-a-look…)I am shooting both medium and large format film. These images were made on an 8x10 Deardorff using 4x5 Acros with a 1920's Goerz Dagor.

My current plan is to have a more formal portrait of each of the subjects (these are an example of this) followed by MF images that show a bit more about what makes them stand out and be "original" to me. These will follow shortly.

What I would love to know from you all is this:
1. General thoughts – Likes, dislikes, etc. I'm a recovering New Yorker, you can be as brutally honest.
2. What do you see when you look at these portraits – Do they make you feel something?
3. Anything else that strikes you.

What I don't want:
I am not looking for comments on how the subjects look (too skinny, too fat, beauty, etc.). These are portraits of real people that are not manipulated to fit the general "beauty" standards today. What makes them beautiful is the strength to be who they are, unapologetically.

I am having each subject write a paragraph on who they are and what makes them original and this will be included with each series (2-3) of images of each subject. A photographic mini biography if you like.
This is a long term project that will be continuing for quite some time and will be evolving as it makes sense to. Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/287/18650164254_23d03e1d00_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uq3Y57)The Originals Project 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/uq3Y57) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr




My girlfriend Candace photographs Jocelyn aka "wistfulaurora" too!! I REALLY like this portrait of her it's different from the other stuff I see on her tumblr/portfolio. It's definitely a nice compliment to her portfolio.. You should give her a print of this it's a great headshot! At first glance I really thought this was a professional actor type of headshot...I could honestly see this photo being printed in a magazine article or something similar. I think if you are going to have them write something about themselves that it might help to have a few of them be direct portraits or at least making eye contact. I really like the feel of the portrait with the eye contact... it kind of adds to something that I can't really explain when compared to the other portrait...I guess it helps show a strong personality that's not afraid to show who they are and be proud of it. And if you want to make a portrait that doesn't make eye contact or focus solely on eye contact with the model then maybe look into another way you can expand on sharing what you find to be "original" about them

For example (but I guess you did mention having MF Images later to post for the shots that will be seen as "original" to you): http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://frenchculture.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/robert-doisneau-artwork-large-84302.jpg&imgrefurl=http://frenchculture.org/visual-and-performing-arts/events/portrait-photographs-artists-worcester-art-museum&h=600&w=462&tbnid=a4ifP5pSE0N8pM:&zoom=1&docid=cLCOyQwi9zoEYM&ei=peeRVa_cNoeuyQT7yY3wDA&tbm=isch&ved=0CCQQMygIMAg



Sorry if this isn't the type of feedback you were looking for lol I just wanted to comment because my girlfriend has photographed her before and I liked the portrait. ^__^

axs810
29-Jun-2015, 18:21
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/nejad_ljemani/Luka840_zpscsepqlg5.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/Luka840_zpscsepqlg5.jpg.html)

This came out very interesting! Has sort of a unique look to it...it could use with some spotting but it's a good portrait :)

SergeiR
30-Jun-2015, 05:58
Sergei - your work is beautiful as always and I too like the new look of this one. Glad your wife is feeling better.

Regards,

Pali

Thank you, Pali.

DrTang
30-Jun-2015, 07:51
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/nejad_ljemani/Luka846_zpslramr7wg.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/Luka846_zpslramr7wg.jpg.html)

I'll be super interested in what the subjects write


unlike Avedon's americans...it feels like I could step out the door and run into any one of these people... which I like as it's easy to be edgy if you go way out of your way to cherrypick the oddest looking people you can find

Q: do you just go up to people..camera in hand..or do you recon them first??

I always wanted to just grab people off the street and right into a studio.. 5 minutes and it's over

richardman
30-Jun-2015, 11:26
Mr. Joe Haldeman, science fiction writer. A Grandmaster of SF, a title bestowed by other writers in SFWA. Part of the "Worldbuilders of SF&F" project

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150630-Scanned-1054.jpg

http://richardmanphoto.com/worldbuilders.html

Randy
30-Jun-2015, 18:27
My #3 son on Fathers Day

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52893762/img549b.jpg
Graflex RB Series D 4X5 w/7.5" Kodak Anastigmat / Ilford HP5

cdholden
30-Jun-2015, 18:41
Hah! Managed to get back to shooting right before end of month! :)
Wife felt better, so we played a bit.

8x10. 360mm Imagon with 5.6 disk,

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3757/18656834323_f4c750f86f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri)Poetry (https://flic.kr/p/uqD9Ri) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Sergei,
Only one word comes to mind... Athena!
Thanks for posting. (Ok, that was 3 more words)

Chris

cikaziva
30-Jun-2015, 20:11
I'll be super interested in what the subjects write


unlike Avedon's americans...it feels like I could step out the door and run into any one of these people... which I like as it's easy to be edgy if you go way out of your way to cherrypick the oddest looking people you can find

Q: do you just go up to people..camera in hand..or do you recon them first??

I always wanted to just grab people off the street and right into a studio.. 5 minutes and it's over

Thanks you for kind words Sir. let me try to give best possible answers. I love to get people involved and shooting LF specially 8x10 works wonders. Charm is a lubricant and if my characters are playful its a game on. Usually first thing i do is i tell them how this photography is like no other and how time has to stop until we are finished. if they are in to it, and usually by that point they are, game is on. if not i come and re visit them or find them again when cards are right...

this gentleman in a photo is a good friend of mine veteran, well known Canadian DJ Prison Grad, who after 20+ yers on the road decided to slow down and he opened a barber shop as his "retirement"/day job. he has a business partner who is motorcycle and bike builder that learned how to cut hair as well. place is super nice, allways phenomenal music, pit bulls, motorcycles are always present but you can bump in to opera singers and midgets or neuro surgeon. i love to go there, just for coffee and to procrastinate and hustle some cheerful and squirrely characters to be in my photos.

thanks

cikaziva
30-Jun-2015, 20:15
Mr. Joe Haldeman, science fiction writer. A Grandmaster of SF, a title bestowed by other writers in SFWA. Part of the "Worldbuilders of SF&F" project

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150630-Scanned-1054.jpg

http://richardmanphoto.com/worldbuilders.html

this is spot on! just his eye's and colors of the picture suggested to me SF! as soon as i read your description i was not surprised. grate

SergeiR
1-Jul-2015, 06:00
Sergei,
Only one word comes to mind... Athena!
Thanks for posting. (Ok, that was 3 more words)

Chris

Thank you, Chris, thats very kind of you :)

jp
1-Jul-2015, 19:09
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/264/19152427958_4c775fc276_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vbrcz9)img208n (https://flic.kr/p/vbrcz9) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

New55 print. I was winging it. I never used my 545 holder till tonight. Only Fuji instant film experience with the pa45 holder. After the 4 minute wait, I ripped it apart like a caveman to see what I got. Instructions for the 545 were ON the holder, so I couldn't read instructions while I made the photo.... I videoed it, but my mic wasn't working right, probably not plugged in tight, so I trashed the video file. Negative looks very usable. It's got a pleasant retro looking cream tint like Fomatone paper.

jesse
2-Jul-2015, 02:21
Took this picture yesterday, Ebony 4x5, Jamin & Darlot Cone type, Fomapan 100.

http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201507/02/1719581meqt17xkigsgqgj.jpg

BrianShaw
2-Jul-2015, 06:30
JP... despite the processing flaws, I like it! In fact, if it had not had the processing flaws I may have liked it less. :)

appletree
2-Jul-2015, 07:26
Took this picture yesterday, Ebony 4x5, Jamin & Darlot Cone type, Fomapan 100.

http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201507/02/1719581meqt17xkigsgqgj.jpg

Very nice. Noob question, what is causing the distortion? Some extremely wide lens? Actually you mention Jamin & Darlot cone...to which I have no idea what that is. BUT, I bet it is a vintage lens of some type.

DrTang
2-Jul-2015, 07:28
what is causing the distortion?

photoshop

JeRuFo
2-Jul-2015, 07:58
That's very nice. Almost dizzying amount of swirl on my monitor, but works very nice on the smaller screen of a tablet.

I dont really see where Photoshop might play a factor, besides contrast perhaps.

DrTang
2-Jul-2015, 08:15
I was kidding

SergeiR
2-Jul-2015, 08:30
Took this picture yesterday, Ebony 4x5, Jamin & Darlot Cone type, Fomapan 100.


Thats nice.. What is the focal on that J&D, if you don't mind me asking? I always thought they cover 4x5 fully, but there is enough swirl to question it (unless you modified it of course ;))

SergeiR
2-Jul-2015, 08:31
Very nice. Noob question, what is causing the distortion? Some extremely wide lens? Actually you mention Jamin & Darlot cone...to which I have no idea what that is. BUT, I bet it is a vintage lens of some type.

Jonathan, search for "petzval" ;)

jesse
2-Jul-2015, 08:49
Thats nice.. What is the focal on that J&D, if you don't mind me asking? I always thought they cover 4x5 fully, but there is enough swirl to question it (unless you modified it of course ;))


It is around 220mm and able to cover 5x7, swirl effect is Petzval lens signature.

appletree
2-Jul-2015, 09:29
Thanks Sergei and jesse.

My response to the photoshop comment (which I believed) was :(
Interesting lenses, pretty neat.

jesse
2-Jul-2015, 09:48
Thanks Sergei and jesse.

My response to the photoshop comment (which I believed) was :(
Interesting lenses, pretty neat.


No photoshop effect, it is the original photo.

JeRuFo
2-Jul-2015, 10:00
I was kidding

Sorry, I missed that completely for some reason. Was already wondering why someone with your experience would say such a thing, but it didn't dawn on me that it was a joke.

DrTang
2-Jul-2015, 10:15
actually..I use photoshop to straighten out all those swirlies that my old brass lenses keep giving me

a lot of work..but it's worth it












..yes..kidding again...

jesse
2-Jul-2015, 10:18
Same Jamin & Darlot cone Petzval lens, but in closer distance, less swirl effect

http://forum.xitek.com/pics/201507/149/14934/14934_1435857380.jpg

jesse
2-Jul-2015, 10:25
I tried another lens, Voigtlander Kollinear 25cm f7.7

http://forum.xitek.com/pics/201507/149/14934/14934_1435857747.jpg

Pali K
2-Jul-2015, 11:05
Jesse, these are all spectacular. Love the one the with the circular bokeh best.

Pali

richardman
2-Jul-2015, 11:17
Family snapshot. I am the one on the far left. I set the camera up and had one of the nieces to "push the button." Last time we had a gathering, our father was still alive.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150630-Scanned-1051.jpg

CHamonix 4x5F1, Portra 160, Fujinon 150.

ScottPhotoCo
2-Jul-2015, 12:56
My girlfriend Candace photographs Jocelyn aka "wistfulaurora" too!! I REALLY like this portrait of her it's different from the other stuff I see on her tumblr/portfolio. It's definitely a nice compliment to her portfolio.. You should give her a print of this it's a great headshot! At first glance I really thought this was a professional actor type of headshot...I could honestly see this photo being printed in a magazine article or something similar. I think if you are going to have them write something about themselves that it might help to have a few of them be direct portraits or at least making eye contact. I really like the feel of the portrait with the eye contact... it kind of adds to something that I can't really explain when compared to the other portrait...I guess it helps show a strong personality that's not afraid to show who they are and be proud of it. And if you want to make a portrait that doesn't make eye contact or focus solely on eye contact with the model then maybe look into another way you can expand on sharing what you find to be "original" about them

For example (but I guess you did mention having MF Images later to post for the shots that will be seen as "original" to you): http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://frenchculture.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/robert-doisneau-artwork-large-84302.jpg&imgrefurl=http://frenchculture.org/visual-and-performing-arts/events/portrait-photographs-artists-worcester-art-museum&h=600&w=462&tbnid=a4ifP5pSE0N8pM:&zoom=1&docid=cLCOyQwi9zoEYM&ei=peeRVa_cNoeuyQT7yY3wDA&tbm=isch&ved=0CCQQMygIMAg



Sorry if this isn't the type of feedback you were looking for lol I just wanted to comment because my girlfriend has photographed her before and I liked the portrait. ^__^

I do appreciate the feedback. Thank you.

Jocelyn was a pleasure to shoot with and I quite enjoyed her story. Her scars I find quite beautiful and I hope that we can show just a slice of the beautiful part of who she is.

Thanks again!

richardman
2-Jul-2015, 15:23
Greg Bear, another giant of SF&F, holding the page of himself in Ms. Patti Perret's 1984 book "Faces of Science Fiction." See larger here:

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150701-Scanned-1064.jpg

For the http://richardmanphoto.com/worldbuilders.html project

photojeff3200
3-Jul-2015, 06:31
Beautiful pic!! Love the composition.


Very nice Electric and David!

Here are my daughters enjoying the wet sand at the beach.
speed graphic, 9" gundlach hyperion soft focus lens, fp4+ in pyrocat hd.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3802/18840171679_961636b8b8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uGQNEc)img156 (https://flic.kr/p/uGQNEc) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr