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    Re: Iceland: Winter Tour 2011

    Sounds like a great trip.
  2. Re: Wet Plate Collodion Photography Workshop - April 16-17, Washington, DC

    I know many will think this is mean spirited, but your pours are not very good. If you're promoting this as an intensive workshop about learning a craft, should we not expect your examples to be...
  3. Re: Photostock 2009 - with Shelby Lee Adams, Sandy King, Kerik Kouklis and More!

    Any openings for Wet plate WS?
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    Re: The Latest View Camera Issue (March/April)

    I haven't read VC in some time or even flipped through it, but I was wondering have the winners from the VC/Foto3 conference been announced.
  5. Thread: Next lens

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    Re: Next lens

    Steve,
    I believe most WF's are coated. It may be that the coating will range from a single soft coating on only some glass surfaces to a harder coating on all. Look for an 'L' incased in a circle. ...
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    Re: Tried out my new Lodima

    It is too bad that M and C can't bask in the deserving glow generated by their good works due to the idiocy of one Bozo.

    Good on ya M & C!


    It would be nice if the next project were to be a...
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    Re: Heidelberg Topaz Scanner Value

    Yes, but will either accept prints in trade?
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    Re: Heidelberg Topaz Scanner Value

    Rob,
    Can you tell me a bit about your experiences with the scanner? Which version do you have the 3k or 5k one? Do you do film scans and if so how is the output?
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    Heidelberg Topaz Scanner Value

    Good Day,
    I have the opportunity to get on trade a Heidelberg Topaz Scanner. It is probably close to 10 years old and plenty big. The problem is that I don't know what it is worth, whether or not...
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    Re: View Camera Magazine

    It appears Simmons has taken over Camera Arts and that he'll be having a photo contest.
  11. Thread: film exclusively

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    Re: film exclusively

    I used an lf for most jobs exchanging a rfh for sheets when I needed to make up for my dearth of lenses, but my clients always wanted files. I recently did a job that required a quantity of shots...
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    Re: Foto 3 competition - follow up

    Why should anyone have to contact the judges to find out who won when the guy who ran the thing is right here? What has any of the noise on LFF, which you rightfully earned, but thoroughly over...
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    Re: Foto 3 competition - follow up

    David,
    I suspect that if I were a judge I wouldn't disclose any names of winners to a complete stranger nor would I be likely to remember them. Assuming that they can account for or remember...
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    Re: Foto 3 competition - follow up

    And its 27 awards not 21.
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    Re: Foto 3 competition - follow up

    All 21 winners feel as this person does? I suspect that if I won a contest for my photography I'd want some acknowledgement no matter what people thought on a forum that I didn't participate on. ...
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    Re: Foto 3 competition - follow up

    Steve I don't see people asking who won and then questioning you when you dodge as deserving of that comment. You may have been on task for 21 years, a great parent, uncle, brother, model citizen...
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    Re: Foto 3 competition - follow up

    Forgetting about the fact that we are all photographers and have an honest interest in who won and what photos look like, how can you take money for a contest that involves cash prizes for the...
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    Re: colorspan wide format printer

    I don't know which one you have, but the one I am familiar with (62" 8 or 12 ink one from the early part of this century) was very finicky (clogged heads, mis fed paper, failed calibrations, mostly...
  19. Thread: For Ted Harris

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    Re: For Ted Harris

    Really well done.
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    Re: should I try and save this giant camera

    I'd lose the track. Is the camera built for a 'normal' film size (11x14, 20 x24) and are there film holders? If the back and size are not somewhat standard it may not matter as any repair short of...
  21. Thread: Comparing forums

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    Re: Comparing forums

    Amy you are the best. Calumet, APUG and of course Ted, handled themselves very professionally with regard to Foto3, when they were involved and after they left. It is the consistency and fairness...
  22. Thread: Comparing forums

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    Re: Comparing forums

    Alexa is good for tracking or spotting trends. Google analytics is good for site specific benchmarking and goal analysis. Neither are good for raw numbers or ranking. Every ranking tool gets gamed,...
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    Re: Foto3 contest and traditional/conceptual divide

    Bob,
    That doesn't make a lot of sense. There were supposed to be 7 cash winners and an additional 20 honorary mentions. I can imagine that images of all 27 winners might not fit in the mag, but...
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    Re: Foto3 contest and traditional/conceptual divide

    Yes, but did you win, place or show in Stever's mystery date photo competition? Without some bona fides or pedigree what's your declaration worth?
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    Re: Foto3 contest and traditional/conceptual divide

    I suspect Mr Simmons will find his list of winners in a day or two and publish them as if nothing was ever a rye. Heck Stephen you may have received an Honorable mention* and didn't know it -- the...
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    Re: Foto3 contest and traditional/conceptual divide

    Stephen, You don't know that the Foto3 Contest was limited to 'conceptual art,' With only one scan of a Xerox of one of the 27 awards given there is no way to label the contest anything other than...
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    Re: Foto3 - Competition/Website Disclaimer

    So Steve is protecting the feelings of all the people who entered the contest, but didn't win by not showing the winning images. He's keeping the names of the winners secret because the rules never...
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    Re: Foto3 - Competition/Website Disclaimer

    Stephen,
    FWIW I love your colour technique.
  29. Thread: Foto 3

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    Re: Foto 3

    Oh the tangled web we weave. One would think a photo conference wouldn't require the drama this one has.
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    Unless of course the site is about music or in the case of this forum pictures set to music. The fact that the web can deliver so much is not an excuse to use it all. On the flip side simply because...
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    I'm not sure what you mean.
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    Re: Fine art reproduction and museum archiving

    According to my in-house archivist Tim and David are correct. I've been informed that an archive is by its nature the original. Copy work is more of a library item (the difference between the...
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    Re: Fine art reproduction and museum archiving

    An Archive at a museum in Vancouver creates records of new works using a digital Hassy for copy work. It maintains its physical film and print records of past work and uses scans of the film and...
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    Yes it appears we are going over the same points again and again.

    For good design commarts.com's site of the week (SOW) and especially their archive is a good place to see some nice work.

    For...
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    This is the point. The user doesn't care if you used an H1, P with special style atribs or a FONT tag for headers. They will care if it does not have the content they are looking for, and the...
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    good luck Bob. I'm sure it will be an excellent site.
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    You've lost me -- semantically correct structure? His site could be made using w3c standards/technology available in the 90's (such as CSS). The layout and organization is pretty traditional and...
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    There is nothing visualy or functionally 21st century about Photomax's site. If anything the fact that the page refreshes on every click would make it more of a 90's implementation. The site is very...
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    In the 90's commerce was cumbersome and costly. Over the last 3 or 4 years 'web 2.0' has defined a popular trend and it can be found represented in flicker, or most any photo blog. Web 2.0 is a...
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    Re: Top do's and don't for websites

    Web sites as the only sales channel seldom do well without a great amount of investment in marketing and promotion. As an addition to existing sales channels (be the sales commercial or...
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