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jp
10-Jul-2017, 19:38
Naomi at Alford Lake, Hope Maine. July 2017. 4x5 speed graphic preanniversary with 9" Gundlach Hyperion soft focus lens. Tmy2 tmax 400 film in pyrocat hdc.

The light was nice. She was relaxed taking a break from swimming. I asked her to keep seated where she was (atop the picnic table) and I setup and shot two sheets.




https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/35039627073_7af6ee1f3f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vokfng)
img830 (https://flic.kr/p/Vokfng) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4256/35461166490_0e77e2fe4a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W2zKmf)
img829 (https://flic.kr/p/W2zKmf) by Jason Philbrook (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13759696@N02/), on Flickr

Mark Sawyer
10-Jul-2017, 23:11
Okay, those are wonderful!

Miguel Coquis
11-Jul-2017, 00:17
Cute !!!

EdSawyer
11-Jul-2017, 09:40
Great stuff! She is a good subject.

Robert Kalman
11-Jul-2017, 10:31
Wet Plate Portrait of Johnny Rozsa, celebrity Photographer extraordinaire. Made with an Ebony 4x5, Schneider 210mm, 6 seconds @ f5.6

167108

Laurent L
11-Jul-2017, 12:22
Astonishing portrait, congratulations Robert ! :D

May I show some of my recent works ?

This young Fellow, Adrien, is a swiss friend nice enough to cross the border and to allow me to post his portraits here. I do thank him from the bottom of my heart for beeing a good friend and to care enough to undergo the torture of large format portraiture for my photographic sake.

Yeps, I'm trying to tame my new Norma 5X7 but I do meet some problems to compose with this format and to make some good scans with my Epson flat bed scanner.

On the other hand, I desperately need some feedbacks and advices from you nice viewers, so here we go !

https://collectifero.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/bigad1.jpg?w=739

https://collectifero.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/bigad2.jpg?w=739

Norma 5x7
Delta 100
Apo Ronar 360mm opened at F9-11

jp
11-Jul-2017, 13:02
Thanks Mark, Miguel, Ed!

Laurent; your developing and scans look great!

If you want feedback and advice.. I'd shoot that lens wide open. The background circles seem not circular which is caused by the shape of the aperture; shooting wide open prevents that issue.

Rules are meant to be broken, but I'd also avoid the clothing with strong patterns of design if he had clothing options. The face texture looks fantastic, but I'm distracted by the shirt. A plainer shirt might keep the eyes going to the person. Sometime people like Jay DeFehr manage to keep the clothing and subject well balanced with regard to visual attention.

chassis
11-Jul-2017, 14:17
https://collectifero.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/bigad2.jpg?w=739

Norma 5x7
Delta 100
Apo Ronar 360mm opened at F9-11

Well done Laurent. I rather like the shirt and hat pattern, it is a little unexpected and for me creates some interest.

Vogel
12-Jul-2017, 00:13
Laurent, I think it is beautiful. The first image is more open and the light is very good on Adriens face. And the high lights and the background out of focus is very nice. It inspires me to try out the app ronar for portraits. And I really like the 5x7 format.

apx25
12-Jul-2017, 00:30
https://collectifero.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/bigad2.jpg?w=739

Norma 5x7
Delta 100
Apo Ronar 360mm opened at F9-11


Very good portraits, Laurent, both well composed in a beautiful light.
Nuances, textures and rhythms make the success of these photos

mathieu Bauwens
12-Jul-2017, 01:13
Laurent, nice portraits, I do prefer the second one, more intimate ?

Continue like that !

AlexGard
12-Jul-2017, 04:53
617 RealitySoSubtle pinhole
Portra 160 / 6 secs

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4310/35873399125_0b4c52cc64_b.jpg


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Laurent L
12-Jul-2017, 05:25
Thanks for these constructive and encouraging feedbacks.

Thanks a lot JP for your wise advices, This apo ronar is so sharp that it will be a good thing to test it at full aperture like you suggested to get some round background bokeh.

Next time I'll pay attention to the clothing you're right, the stripes are distracting, plain clothes should be better...

One step at a time, I do my best, thanks for your support and patience...

Laurent

AlexGard
12-Jul-2017, 05:33
Laurent i think the shirt is fine but the white hat being brighter than his face takes away from him a little. And agree on isolating him from the background a little more with wider aperture or natural distance. I like the shirt:)

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Miguel Coquis
12-Jul-2017, 07:36
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Randy
12-Jul-2017, 08:31
Norma 5X7 but I do meet some problems to compose with this format...I desperately need some feedbacks...Laurent, I love shooting with 5X7 - try shooting horizontal portraits - subject slightly off center, especially if you are shooting head & shoulders type portraits. I have found that when I shoot portraits on 35mm film, I much prefer the results I get when shot horizontal.

chassis
12-Jul-2017, 09:07
Enjoying the photographic world:rolleyes:
Daughter and grandsons
...old wooden 30x40cm portrait camera with a piece of glass and 24x30cm reduction insert.
By feeling/hearth exposure time :)
Foma film
D76 1:2
9 min



Really great Miguel!

Laurent L
12-Jul-2017, 21:16
Laurent, I love shooting with 5X7 - try shooting horizontal portraits - subject slightly off center, especially if you are shooting head & shoulders type portraits. I have found that when I shoot portraits on 35mm film, I much prefer the results I get when shot horizontal.

Thanks Alex and Randy !
Randy, when I'm back from my seaside holidays (in a month, yeps french style vacations ^_^) I'll ask you some tips and exemples to help me compose in 5x7. Shoulders position, what to do with the hands, how to fill space and let some air around my model... For the time beeing I don't want to polluate this thread dedicated to photo's presentation so let's end this here till I'm back !

Thanks a lot for your support.

Laurent

plaubel
13-Jul-2017, 00:00
Rules are meant to be broken, but I'd also avoid the clothing with strong patterns of design if he had clothing options.

I agree, concerning the first portrait.
The second one is nearly perfect to me.
The structures of hat and shirt give a fantastic frame to the face.

Ok, the white of the hat may be bit strong, but while scrolling through the portrait, I have found another picture:
Cutting off the white top of the hat makes this portrait perfect to me.

Ritchie

Miguel Coquis
13-Jul-2017, 02:30
Glad you enjoy it Chassis, thanks for your appreciation !
:rolleyes:

Jim Galli
13-Jul-2017, 12:53
Naomi at Alford Lake, Hope Maine. July 2017. 4x5 speed graphic preanniversary with 9" Gundlach Hyperion soft focus lens. Tmy2 tmax 400 film in pyrocat hdc.

The light was nice. She was relaxed taking a break from swimming. I asked her to keep seated where she was (atop the picnic table) and I setup and shot two sheets.



Perfect, Jason.

D-tach
17-Jul-2017, 00:53
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v100/p2422741133-6.jpg

Pacemaker Speed Graphic - Dallmeyer Pentac 8" - Ilford FP4+

evanbaines
18-Jul-2017, 23:56
Wet Plate Portrait of Johnny Rozsa, celebrity Photographer extraordinaire. Made with an Ebony 4x5, Schneider 210mm, 6 seconds @ f5.6

167108

Fantastic shot!

evanbaines
19-Jul-2017, 00:00
Another for my military portrait series.

http://www.amandabaines.com/webpost/chuck-1.jpg

Wista VX, Nikkor 210mm wide open, HP5+ developed in DD-X, north window light with silver reflector rim and white reflector fill.

chassis
19-Jul-2017, 05:05
Another for my military portrait series.

http://www.amandabaines.com/webpost/chuck-1.jpg

Wista VX, Nikkor 210mm wide open, HP5+ developed in DD-X, north window light with silver reflector rim and white reflector fill.

evanbaines, really great portrait. The Rembrandt lighting is good, as is the pose, exposure and composition. Thanks to Mr. Parker (Lt. Parker?) for his service to the country.

Ulophot
19-Jul-2017, 05:33
Very strong. It is always refreshing to see a straightforward classical approach used so well. The portrait has immediate impact but also grows on the viewer. your handling of the subtleties of the composition, in camera and in printing -- the formal harmonics such as the front shoulder seam and hat counterpoint, the careful placement of depth-of-field, and the attention to tonal juxtaposition and blending between subject and background -- all unite.

evanbaines
19-Jul-2017, 09:13
Thanks to both of you! I am trying hard to learn how to make a simple, quality portrait. I'm fascinated by the principles that have remained more or less constant in portraiture since long before cameras existed, and how these principles have been applied to the photographic portrait.

Emil Schildt
20-Jul-2017, 05:42
Danish actress Vigga Bro.

13x16cm paper negatives - Cooke 3.5

Tobias Key
20-Jul-2017, 06:24
Wet Plate Portrait of Johnny Rozsa, celebrity Photographer extraordinaire. Made with an Ebony 4x5, Schneider 210mm, 6 seconds @ f5.6

167108

I love this. Great portrait Robert!

Pete Oakley
20-Jul-2017, 10:13
Fantastic Emil, an she is fully clothed as well!

Emil Schildt
20-Jul-2017, 10:20
Fantastic Emil, an she is fully clothed as well!

:D

dlin
20-Jul-2017, 16:10
167441
Charles

P&S Visual Quality lens
Ilford FP4+ in Pyrocat HD

renditiont
20-Jul-2017, 18:49
167445

Tair-16 500mm f4.5, 1/125 sec, calumet c1, 8x10 impossible

shoshin
21-Jul-2017, 04:08
167449

Graflex RB Super D 4x5 with Dallmeyer Pentac 8' f 2.9
Fomapan 100 / Rodinal
Epson V750

Ken Lee
21-Jul-2017, 05:24
167449

Lovely

.. especially for a beginner :cool:

jp
21-Jul-2017, 07:33
167449

Graflex RB Super D 4x5 with Dallmeyer Pentac 8' f 2.9
Fomapan 100 / Rodinal
Epson V750

Excellent!

tonyowen
21-Jul-2017, 10:02
[QUOTE=Ken Lee;.. especially for a beginner :cool:[/QUOTE]

Unfortunate, unnecessary, inappropriate and derisory

jp
21-Jul-2017, 10:11
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v100/p2422741133-6.jpg

Pacemaker Speed Graphic - Dallmeyer Pentac 8" - Ilford FP4+

This is good. I like the gentle tones and the August Sander style.

lightcomesthrough
21-Jul-2017, 11:15
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v100/p2422741133-6.jpg

Pacemaker Speed Graphic - Dallmeyer Pentac 8" - Ilford FP4+

That's a lovely photo, mate.

lightcomesthrough
21-Jul-2017, 11:21
Bit new to this forum - actually registered in order to research more about 8x10 cameras - but here are two portraits on 4x5 that I took this month:

http://www.tuanb.com/output/2017/img116.jpg
http://www.tuanb.com/output/2017/img117.jpg

komura 152/2.8, technika iii, fp100c45 positive, scanned with my v600.

I look forward to seeing inspirational work and soaking up some wisdom from you guys!

chassis
21-Jul-2017, 11:57
167449

Graflex RB Super D 4x5 with Dallmeyer Pentac 8' f 2.9
Fomapan 100 / Rodinal
Epson V750


Shoshin, excellent portrait. The pose is classic.

Mark Sawyer
21-Jul-2017, 12:10
Lovely

.. especially for a beginner :cool:


Unfortunate, unnecessary, inappropriate and derisory

No, just a compliment with a little twist on Shoshin's signature, "When we have no thought of achievement, no thought of self, we are true beginners... This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.”
- Shunryu Suzuki -

And yes, a lovely portrait, Shoshin! May we all keep at least a little beginner in us...

Jim Jones
21-Jul-2017, 19:54
Lightcomesthrough -- Lovely!

ghostcount
21-Jul-2017, 21:29
167449

Graflex RB Super D 4x5 with Dallmeyer Pentac 8' f 2.9
Fomapan 100 / Rodinal
Epson V750

An image by a true beginner!:cool:

shoshin
22-Jul-2017, 01:13
Thank you all for your kind words :-)

D-tach
22-Jul-2017, 12:57
This is good. I like the gentle tones and the August Sander style.


That's a lovely photo, mate.

Thank you gentlemen!

Clickma
22-Jul-2017, 14:39
Bit new to this forum - actually registered in order to research more about 8x10 cameras - but here are two portraits on 4x5 that I took this month:

http://www.tuanb.com/output/2017/img116.jpg
http://www.tuanb.com/output/2017/img117.jpg

They are very poetic portraits and wonderful, intense colors.
I like them very much.
Best wishes, stephan

komura 152/2.8, technika iii, fp100c45 positive, scanned with my v600.

I look forward to seeing inspirational work and soaking up some wisdom from you guys!

Ken Lee
23-Jul-2017, 16:20
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Twd17.jpg
2017 Tweed Bicycle Run, Northampton MA
Fujinon 240 A, Tachihara Field Camera
4x5 FP4+, D-23

chassis
23-Jul-2017, 16:54
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Twd17.jpg
2017 Tweed Bicycle Run, Northampton MA
Fujinon 240 A, Tachihara Field Camera
4x5 FP4+, D-23

Nice one Ken. If I recall you covered this event a few years ago?

Ken Lee
24-Jul-2017, 07:25
Nice one Ken. If I recall you covered this event a few years ago?

- Yes -

2016: Northampton Tweed Ride 2016 (http://www.kennethleegallery.com/html/tweedride2016/index.php)
2017: Northampton Tweed Ride 2017 (http://www.kennethleegallery.com/html/tweedride2017/index.php)

This year's shoot had challenging lighting: streaming down from above through the trees and very irregular. The only way to avoid spotty lighting was to shoot directly into the sun, blocked by a large tree. Fortunately, the Fujinon has good control of flare.

Carl J
24-Jul-2017, 22:01
Lovely portraits, Ken. Thanks for the links to the full sets.

Carl

gene LaFord
25-Jul-2017, 07:25
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Twd17.jpg
2017 Tweed Bicycle Run, Northampton MA
Fujinon 240 A, Tachihara Field Camera
4x5 FP4+, D-23

Ken... I lived in western Mass for over 30 years and I never heard of this event. I must have spent too many hours in galleries!

Ken Lee
25-Jul-2017, 08:24
Apparently people have been doing this all over, for a while. See https://www.google.com/search?q=tweed+ride&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8.

They dress up in vintage clothing (hence the name "Tweed") and ride vintage bicycles.

pierre506
29-Jul-2017, 01:17
167664

Graflex Auto 5x7
Dallmeyer soft focus lens wide-open
Shanghai GP3 film pushed to ISO 400

Stephane
29-Jul-2017, 07:07
Family members posing on the beach in Sainte Marie la Mer, as seen through a Port-Land 18".
Film is blue sensitive x-ray, likely overexposed and somehow under-developed (using hangers), hence the uneven development... Oh well!...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4305/36107267851_68af4f3c9b_b.jpg

Neal Chaves
29-Jul-2017, 07:27
Laurent, I love shooting with 5X7 - try shooting horizontal portraits - subject slightly off center, especially if you are shooting head & shoulders type portraits. I have found that when I shoot portraits on 35mm film, I much prefer the results I get when shot horizontal.

You might like the work and techniques of Peter Hurley - The money he makes is not bad either!

https://peterhurley.com/

Peter Lewin
29-Jul-2017, 15:11
Apparently people have been doing this all over, for a while. See https://www.google.com/search?q=tweed+ride&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8.

They dress up in vintage clothing (hence the name "Tweed") and ride vintage bicycles.
For ex-racing types, the most famous ride of this variety is L'Eroica in Italy, restricted to road racing bikes from 1987 and earlier, and of course the participants do their best to dress appropriately for the vintage of their bicycles. While clearly not Large Format, here is a link to their photo galleries: https://www.eroicagaiole.com/photo-gallery

evanbaines
30-Jul-2017, 09:36
http://amandabaines.com/webpost/mil4x5.jpg

Latest military portrait, this time deliberately using some of the harder light like one saw in the Karsh portraits. The key is just a 7" reflector, beauty dish fill. A tiny hint of up-shift for the slightly low shooting angle. Wista 4x5, Nikkor 210, f/18ish, FP4 in DD-X.

bob carnie
30-Jul-2017, 09:41
Family members posing on the beach in Sainte Marie la Mer, as seen through a Port-Land 18".
Film is blue sensitive x-ray, likely overexposed and somehow under-developed (using hangers), hence the uneven development... Oh well!...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4305/36107267851_68af4f3c9b_b.jpg

Looks like an image from the 20's or 30's .

chassis
30-Jul-2017, 10:31
http://amandabaines.com/webpost/mil4x5.jpg

Latest military portrait, this time deliberately using some of the harder light like one saw in the Karsh portraits. The key is just a 7" reflector, beauty dish fill. A tiny hint of up-shift for the slightly low shooting angle. Wista 4x5, Nikkor 210, f/18ish, FP4 in DD-X.


Fantastic! Lighting and focus are spot on. How far is the subject from the background?

evanbaines
30-Jul-2017, 12:34
Fantastic! Lighting and focus are spot on. How far is the subject from the background?

Thank you! Maybe about 4'.

mathieu Bauwens
31-Jul-2017, 02:07
Meet my family ;

167725

Kodak 2D 8x1O
Bergger Pancro 400
Fuji 300mm

bobbotron
31-Jul-2017, 11:35
Bit new to this forum - actually registered in order to research more about 8x10 cameras - but here are two portraits on 4x5 that I took this month:

http://www.tuanb.com/output/2017/img116.jpg
http://www.tuanb.com/output/2017/img117.jpg

komura 152/2.8, technika iii, fp100c45 positive, scanned with my v600.

I look forward to seeing inspirational work and soaking up some wisdom from you guys!

These portraits are great @lightcomesthrough, did you use a projector for the light pattern?

locutus
31-Jul-2017, 12:11
Meet my family ;

167725

Kodak 2D 8x1O
Bergger Pancro 400
Fuji 300mm

I shot several rolls of Pancro in 35mm and found it to be a very long curve film with gentle contrast, your (lovely!) portrait is quite contrasty though, how did you develop/print?

Robclarke
31-Jul-2017, 14:42
My 2 year old son on his bike. Linhof technika. Ilford hp5. 210mm Schneider lens. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/36292956265_50eb01439f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xi5Ttg)img377 (https://flic.kr/p/Xi5Ttg) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr


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Nodda Duma
31-Jul-2017, 14:53
Paused from her water gun fight long enough to let me test my new camera: 4x5 Graflex Speed Graphic with 127mm f/4.7 Ektar, Ilford Delta 100 in D-76.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/77d6c2ea0aed698779b6a3bcf51448a5.jpg

massimodec
31-Jul-2017, 15:34
Danish actress Vigga Bro.

13x16cm paper negatives - Cooke 3.5

Very good !
apart the happy and strong image of Vigga's face,
I see a perfect good usage of the lens, with the good distance to have the creamy transition from OF to OOF
Master

mathieu Bauwens
1-Aug-2017, 04:47
@ locutus;

exposed @320 iso, developped with Berspeed 1+1 24C for 8 minutes on a jobo tank, manually inverted.

jp
1-Aug-2017, 06:06
Pleased to see the children being LF subjects. It's a challenge I appreciate getting them to stay put in the focus area.

mathieu Bauwens
1-Aug-2017, 07:37
some friends ;

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/36284134225_105b87de4b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XhiEZ8)vresse-s-semoisweb (https://flic.kr/p/XhiEZ8) by Mathieu Bauwens (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mathieubauwens/), sur Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4318/36284134185_7ed519846b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XhiEYr)vresse-s-semois_0002web (https://flic.kr/p/XhiEYr) by Mathieu Bauwens (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mathieubauwens/), sur Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/36284134355_0792691a6f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XhiF2n)vresse-s-semois_0001web (https://flic.kr/p/XhiF2n) by Mathieu Bauwens (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mathieubauwens/), sur Flickr

Kodak 2D 8x10
Bergger Pancro 400

Johnny LaRue
1-Aug-2017, 07:37
My 2 year old son on his bike. Linhof technika. Ilford hp5. 210mm Schneider lens. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/36292956265_50eb01439f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xi5Ttg)img377 (https://flic.kr/p/Xi5Ttg) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr


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Pretty awesome that you'd get this much in focus with a 2-year-old; heck, even a 25-year-old would be hard to make look this nice.
An impressive effort!

Robclarke
1-Aug-2017, 08:08
Pretty awesome that you'd get this much in focus with a 2-year-old; heck, even a 25-year-old would be hard to make look this nice.
An impressive effort!

Ha, thanks Johnny. The truth is I am cheating by using the camera handheld using the rangefinder to focus.

lightcomesthrough
1-Aug-2017, 09:01
These portraits are great @lightcomesthrough, did you use a projector for the light pattern?

Bobbotron, I did! In the one with the waves, the model is also holding a small LED camping light in each hand, illuminating the side of her face to camera right and adding that bit of shine on the left (:

trent
5-Aug-2017, 11:44
167855

Aleah at Summit Park, Victoria, BC
Toyo View D45M, Symmar-S 5.6/210
F11, 1/125, upwards tilt.

Bolt VB-22 with gridded BD camera right

Delta 100, HC110 E.

Canoscan 9950f (with a spec on calibration area... boo), VueScan, Aperture 3

Jim Jones
5-Aug-2017, 15:37
Nice lighting. Panning slightly to the right would have worked, too. Tilting the plane of focus might be a current style, but it doesn't do justice to such a lovely model.

trent
5-Aug-2017, 17:14
I have non-tilt images as well, and other models from the same meet. But I did not want to flood the forum my first time after signing up.