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Corran
1-Nov-2016, 09:13
I hope no one minds if I start this month with a photo I developed in November, though technically taken a couple of days before.

I won't bore you with the whole series in the next week but this is obviously the most "important" photo taken :). If you are interested keep a watch on my blog for more from this day. My good friend helped me shoot this and most of the photos from the day.

Wehman UL 8x10, Schneider 360mm f/5.6 Symmar, Ilford HP5+, SPUR HRX 1:18, 8:30 rotary development:

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/garriswedding-4935-css.jpg

Emil Schildt
1-Nov-2016, 09:54
an uncommon thing for me: Photographing kids - brother and sister - 13x18 cm paper negative - one exposure of each...

Cooke 12" F 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised how well they posed..

koraks
1-Nov-2016, 10:12
Corran, congrats! Of course I remember the engagement, but I hadn't realized time flies the way it does. Blink and you're married all of a sudden ;)

Corran
1-Nov-2016, 10:46
Thanks! We didn't at first intend to do this so quick, but then we did, with a very, very small group of family and close friends. I failed to mention that behind me is the abandoned and burnt-out church we were engaged at! :)

SergeiR
1-Nov-2016, 12:45
I hope no one minds if I start this month with a photo I developed in November, though technically taken a couple of days before.

I won't bore you with the whole series in the next week but this is obviously the most "important" photo taken :). If you are interested keep a watch on my blog for more from this day. My good friend helped me shoot this and most of the photos from the day.

Wehman UL 8x10, Schneider 360mm f/5.6 Symmar, Ilford HP5+, SPUR HRX 1:18, 8:30 rotary development:

Very nice and clean shot with extremely complimenting composition elements - well done.

Corran
1-Nov-2016, 12:54
Thanks Sergei - by the way, your images using a 360mm focal length are what inspired me to pick up a 360mm Symmar when I found one very inexpensively. I like the lens a lot! This was actually the first image I shot using it.

Pali K
1-Nov-2016, 20:23
That's a great way to start a new portrait thread Bryan! Congratulations!

Beautiful work as always Emil.

SergeiR
1-Nov-2016, 21:49
8x10, 360mm Symmar-S

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5350/30726225855_aa00946386_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NPaWsK)2016-11-01-0002www (https://flic.kr/p/NPaWsK) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

SergeiR
1-Nov-2016, 21:57
Thanks Sergei - by the way, your images using a 360mm focal length are what inspired me to pick up a 360mm Symmar when I found one very inexpensively. I like the lens a lot! This was actually the first image I shot using it.

:) glad you like it.

Only after your words i realized i actually do use that length a lot in portraits - either as 16 inches Heliar or as Symmar.. :) My 300mm seem to gather dust lately most of time (except for Radar, but this is other story)

SergeiR
2-Nov-2016, 05:10
4x5 Ilford Delta, 210mm Kaltar-N-MC

(yes, friend's kids arent safe from me either, apparently :) - got this little girl to pose for me, while we visited)

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5730/30726225485_af8311fe19_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NPaWmn)2016-11-01-0003www (https://flic.kr/p/NPaWmn) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Raymond Bleesz
2-Nov-2016, 06:43
My portrait taken with a 1889 Scovill Albion 6.5x8.8 field camera with a Rochester Victor lens using same file holders but adapted to 5x7 Ilford HP5 film, at f8--with a little help with PS----I am still unsure of what this lens is capable of as this is all new to me.156881

Ken Lee
3-Nov-2016, 05:16
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/2007-08-02.jpg
C.D., Aug 2007
Sinar P, 180mm Tessar
4x5 TMY, D-76

SergeiR
6-Nov-2016, 11:14
Couple more from previous session

8x10, 360mm Symmar-S

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5586/30518943990_c1acc99b85_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NuRyMu)Eduard (https://flic.kr/p/NuRyMu) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5611/30188000034_4ce57d9bc3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MZBoFd)Eduard (https://flic.kr/p/MZBoFd) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

barnacle
6-Nov-2016, 14:04
Two cracking portraits there, Sergei. I think the top one is my favourite.

Neil

SergeiR
6-Nov-2016, 14:34
Two cracking portraits there, Sergei. I think the top one is my favourite.

Neil

Thanks, Neil. I like first one better too, but my wife likes her dad in second one better.. ;)

HiHoSilver
6-Nov-2016, 16:37
Killer quality on those portraits, Sergei. 'Most handsome.

Robclarke
7-Nov-2016, 02:16
My daughter kindly posed for a portrait over the weekend. This is a quick scan, the composition is better on the negative some of which got cropped by the scanner (v800). Ilford HP5+ film Linhof master technika, Schneider APO 210mm lens at f5.6. It is a shame about the emulsion damage on the bottom left not sure what caused that. I will print this in the darkroom. Does anyone have any ideas how I can hide the emulsion damage at the printing stage?

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5800/30176813403_7766a602c6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MYC4hg)img332 (https://flic.kr/p/MYC4hg) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr

SergeiR
7-Nov-2016, 09:25
Rob, easiest way to hide this is to just add vignette with dark or fuzzy corners.. IMHO that is... Or super impose other image there with some cute animal cutout ;)

DrTang
7-Nov-2016, 09:31
8x10 with 12" Voigtlander Portrait - at f8

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

Corran
7-Nov-2016, 15:34
A collaborative photo at a little wet-plate seminar given by my friend Kaleb. He poured the plate and developed it. I setup the photo and did the posing. My friend Jenu modeled. Here is the full 4x5 plate as scanned:

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/wetplate-5076ss.jpg

jp
8-Nov-2016, 19:01
A really excellent start to the month's portrait thread.

Jnanian suggested we be adventurous and try something new:
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?134157-show-me-something-else

I got rocks and trees AND portrait.. It's a start. I think I have found a good model. My family is awesome, but I'm trying something new here. Personally I am trying to take pictorialism in new directions, and my niece Ta´na might be part of it. Next I will alt-process print these and then will change gears for some George Seeley style indoor portraits.

Pictorialism of old never strayed far from white folks either in victorian clothing or nudes. Not that skin color is important, but the pictorialists were helpful to an urban melting pot variety of people but rarely photographed those people. They were after beauty and missed much of it or never published it. Kasabier photographed some native Americans but not all softly, but perhaps that was just part of the fad or fascination of wildness that was prevalent for an era rather than trying to be innovative.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5449/30753534742_bfd946c83f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NRzUrC)
img294 (https://flic.kr/p/NRzUrC) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Owls Head, Maine. November 2016. 4x5 speed graphic, 9" Gundlach Hyperion soft focus lens, FP4+ film in pyrocat hdc.

jp
8-Nov-2016, 19:08
My daughter kindly posed for a portrait over the weekend. This is a quick scan, the composition is better on the negative some of which got cropped by the scanner (v800). Ilford HP5+ film Linhof master technika, Schneider APO 210mm lens at f5.6. It is a shame about the emulsion damage on the bottom left not sure what caused that. I will print this in the darkroom. Does anyone have any ideas how I can hide the emulsion damage at the printing stage?


I think you'd be fine to crop that damage out of the final print by cropping the bottom of the photo. Crop a little off the left and you'll preserve the 4x5 aspect ratio and all will be well. This will be a treasured print.

Peter De Smidt
11-Nov-2016, 13:29
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xhvtfnn4o2vvqi/kent_outhouse_peek_on.jpg?raw=1

Mark Sawyer
11-Nov-2016, 13:48
Pictorialism of old never strayed far from white folks either in victorian clothing or nudes...

Are you familiar with the work of F. Holland Day or Edward Curtis?

A lovely portrait, JP. Pictorialism still wields a strong influence, at least in large format photography, and I think this is another example of why. It wouldn't be the same if made with a Plasmat at f/64, and the soft lens is only a part of this way of seeing...

jp
11-Nov-2016, 14:55
Are you familiar with the work of F. Holland Day or Edward Curtis?

A lovely portrait, JP. Pictorialism still wields a strong influence, at least in large format photography, and I think this is another example of why. It wouldn't be the same if made with a Plasmat at f/64, and the soft lens is only a part of this way of seeing...

Thanks. yes. Edward Curtis used pictorialism style for a few years but I don't think he was too dedicated to it and changed photography styles like underwear. Some of his soft photos are great. I think of him as someone who used the style but wasn't dedicated to it.

Day had a couple photos with black men in the background but rarely as a primary subject. His philanthropy helped many immigrants but I don't think, for the most part, his photography represented that. His seven last words series used costume which was probably not victorian.. But I think these are exceptions that sort of prove the rule.

Mark Sawyer
11-Nov-2016, 17:53
Thanks. yes. Edward Curtis used pictorialism style for a few years but I don't think he was too dedicated to it and changed photography styles like underwear. Some of his soft photos are great. I think of him as someone who used the style but wasn't dedicated to it.

Day had a couple photos with black men in the background but rarely as a primary subject. His philanthropy helped many immigrants but I don't think, for the most part, his photography represented that. His seven last words series used costume which was probably not victorian.. But I think these are exceptions that sort of prove the rule.

If you ever see the original gravures from Curtis' North American Indian, they fit well within a pictorial aesthetic.

And Day made a number of images with blacks as the primary subject, in both costume and period dress:

Mark Sawyer
11-Nov-2016, 17:54
More:

Mark Sawyer
11-Nov-2016, 17:58
And more:

jp
11-Nov-2016, 18:06
Very good Mark; sincere thanks for the education; I only have two Day books which do not cover this well enough.

I like some of Curtis's darker photos where I read he shot within a tent, only carefully adding light to get the look he wanted.

Robclarke
15-Nov-2016, 02:45
I managed to get my son to sit for a portrait. Linhof Master Technika, Schneider 210mm f5.6 APO. Ilford HP5+ pushed 1 stop. Shot at f8 1/15s.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5554/25318440329_c6ef935946_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EziCeg)img336 (https://flic.kr/p/EziCeg) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr

Amfooty
15-Nov-2016, 17:04
Josh from the band Doc Otis.
8x10 Fomapan 100, 480mm APO Ronar

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5830/22827862578_06014032fd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AMdLey)Josh (https://flic.kr/p/AMdLey) by Alex C (https://www.flickr.com/photos/104349761@N02/), on Flickr

Robin_SUN
15-Nov-2016, 17:51
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5607/31012275725_ab2447daa3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pfs284)ada (https://flic.kr/p/Pfs284) by Robin-SUN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/24166752@N02/), 於 Flickr

Ada
Wisner 4X5
Apo lanthar 150/F4.5
HC110-B
fomapan 100

Ken Lee
15-Nov-2016, 18:02
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5607/31012275725_ab2447daa3_c.jpg
Lovely !

Martin Aislabie
16-Nov-2016, 09:36
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5607/31012275725_ab2447daa3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pfs284)ada (https://flic.kr/p/Pfs284) by Robin-SUN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/24166752@N02/), 於 Flickr

Ada
Wisner 4X5
Apo lanthar 150/F4.5
HC110-B
fomapan 100

Fabulous shot

Martin

Armin Seeholzer
16-Nov-2016, 14:44
Very cool shoot Amfooty like it much!!

Cheers Armin

Mark Sawyer
16-Nov-2016, 15:01
Nicely done, Robin_SUN!

Corran
17-Nov-2016, 12:38
Allow me one more wedding photo...
Had to take a photo in the church somewhat mirroring my engagement photo (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?129805-A-Special-Photo).

I went back and forth on this photo - I took two, but the first one was "accidentally" overexposed by a lot because my friend who was triggering the shutter didn't realize I was on T and not B. We also moved, but it created a ghostly effect I liked a lot. Our poses were also better on this one than the other.

Linhof Master Technika, 47mm f/5.6 XL, Ilford HP5+, ~8-second exposure, perspective correction and crop in PS:

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/garriswedding-4948-4x6css.jpg

jp
17-Nov-2016, 18:29
Nice family photo Robin-SUN.

Great photos to treasure Bryan! Pros at posing for 8s and being reasonably sharp too. Lots of storytelling/allegory with a scene like this.

Here is my niece Ta´na photographed with the Kodak 305mm portrait lens and 8x10 FP4+. Probably about f6 and 1/50th. The 305 portrait likes these surroundings. Last fall it stopped working on a shoot because the shutter blades got wet with melting snow, so an awesome forum member spared me a filter retaining ring so i can keep it dry and ready with a filter.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5668/30928534032_d54264201a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P83PCL)
img320 (https://flic.kr/p/P83PCL) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Stephane
18-Nov-2016, 01:02
Heidi through a Perscheid 480/4.5. Trying to get at least 40 portraits of different people in this disguise...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5339/30571896951_a67b8a82e1_b.jpg

Ken Lee
18-Nov-2016, 05:40
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5668/30928534032_d54264201a_c.jpg
Bravo !

thicktheo
18-Nov-2016, 13:22
Shot on expired Fuji CDU film, then cross-processed in C-41.

Speed Graphic with the Schneider Angulon 90mm/f6.8.

I keep getting scratches alongside the edges, due to the film holders. I don't know if they happen during loading or during unloading. Granted, they will be cut off if I print the film, but it's still annoying.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5815/30953808712_a51e399bc0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PahmV7)

alanbutler57
18-Nov-2016, 15:16
Robin_SUN
Great shot, lovely model!

Dan O'Farrell
20-Nov-2016, 15:27
Nice shot, perfect exposure but...

you really should take your bride out to a nicer place...???

Just saying...

MattDunn
21-Nov-2016, 13:01
8x10 with Schneider Apo-Symmar 210mm
Scanned with Epson 750.
157737

MattDunn
21-Nov-2016, 13:59
8x10, 360mm Symmar-S

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5350/30726225855_aa00946386_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NPaWsK)2016-11-01-0002www (https://flic.kr/p/NPaWsK) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

wonderful.

Emil Schildt
22-Nov-2016, 07:46
have to put this here (also in the "mistake thread")...

Lea posed - PO5 orthochromatic film - horribly underexposed so left it in paper developer for more than two hours....

this emerged - kind of like it.. :)

Mark Sawyer
22-Nov-2016, 10:34
I kind of like it too, Emil. You may have to horribly underexpose more often...

Pali K
24-Nov-2016, 23:27
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5814/30406254484_20a9ac1e37_b.jpg

My lil man was nice enough to pose today.

KalsiCAM 11x14 ULF Camera | Nikkor-M 450mm @ F13 | HP5+
JOBO CPP2 HC110-B
Eversmart Pro Scan

Pali

photojeff3200
26-Nov-2016, 20:53
Wet Plate image from a series I'm about to wrap up.... finally.
8x8 ambrotype, 6 seconds at 4.5 with indoor lighting (2 LED floodlamps and 12 CFL bulbs)

Thanks Jeff
157968

MattDunn
28-Nov-2016, 08:05
Fantastic, Pali. Did you use tilt on this one? Lovely scan as well. What scan settings did you use?


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5814/30406254484_20a9ac1e37_b.jpg

My lil man was nice enough to pose today.

KalsiCAM 11x14 ULF Camera | Nikkor-M 450mm @ F13 | HP5+
JOBO CPP2 HC110-B
Eversmart Pro Scan

Pali

Pali K
28-Nov-2016, 12:44
Fantastic, Pali. Did you use tilt on this one? Lovely scan as well. What scan settings did you use?

Thank you Matt! I did use very slight tilt on this one to adjust the DOF to taste as seen in the final image.

Funny you asked about the scan settings because this is by far the most absurd scan I have ever made and I don't have a good reason other that I just wanted to "try" :) I scanned this as a 3200 DPI Eversmart Pro scan from a 11x14 negative which made it a 1.58 Gigapixels scan! It was so big that Photoshop kept crashing and I needed to reduce it to a 2000 DPI file to do anything to it. The original scan was scanned as a positive and inverted it in Photoshop using ColorPerfect followed with a simple contrast curve.

The original scan shows individual threads in my son's jeans. Like I said, absurd and pretty silly really.

Pali

Pere Casals
28-Nov-2016, 13:36
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5814/30406254484_20a9ac1e37_b.jpg

My lil man was nice enough to pose today.

KalsiCAM 11x14 ULF Camera | Nikkor-M 450mm @ F13 | HP5+
JOBO CPP2 HC110-B
Eversmart Pro Scan

Pali


Wonderful !! also there is something great in this portrait I was not understanding, then I realized it is 11x14 look !!

Pali K
28-Nov-2016, 13:43
Wonderful !! also there is something great in this portrait I was not understanding, then I realized it is 11x14 look !!
Thank you Pere! I hope I get to shoot more portriats with this camera over the holidays. As you stated, there is a certain look/feel to the ULF images that is just magical.

Regards, Pali

Robin_SUN
28-Nov-2016, 19:50
[QUOTE=Ken Lee;1362225]

Lovely ![/

Thanks Ken!

Robin_SUN
28-Nov-2016, 19:51
Fabulous shot

Martin

Thanks Martin!

Robin_SUN
28-Nov-2016, 19:52
Nicely done, Robin_SUN!


Thanks Mark!

Robin_SUN
28-Nov-2016, 19:54
Robin_SUN
Great shot, lovely model!

alanbutler57 , thanks a lot!