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    Hello from Germany

    Hello community, my name is George and I join this forum because I wish to learn large format photography too.
    Im an amateur photographer and mainly shoot with MF-cameras. Some kind of my photographs would need a camera with movements regarding a plain DOF. So I`ve decided to try this technique. Admiring Josef Sudeks (or Jock Sturges, no Im not a pedo) work and the tonality of his photographs there is a strong wanting to get something equal out of my work.
    BTW, Im no native speaker, so please forgive me mistakes occurring.
    Cheers
    George

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Welcome to the forum. Lots of good information in the home page.

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Welcome here, George, you will enjoy here and have lots of information to help you!

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    Andy Eads
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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Welcome, George! This is the best forum on the planet.

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Hello again! Here are my first LF trials:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/megapic...7627626190965/

    Only Polaroid-proofs, crappy scans. I beg for your harsh critics.

    George

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Hi George,

    It's a good start. My advice is simply to practice, practice, practice.

    Peter
    "Why can't we all just get along?" President Dale, Mars Attacks

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Hello George,

    I am setting up a studio in Berlin, so please shoot me a note if you are in the area. I am fairly new to photography, and I rely heavily upon the advice that I have garnered from photographers on this forum. Hence, I am also very anxious to lend whatever resources I have to photographers who have a special appreciation for black and white film photography as one way of expressing my gratitude for all of the help that I have received from forum members. See you soon.

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Welcome, George! I think the most challenging part of the kind of work you're doing (still life) is not the camera movements, but the lighting. Search Christopher Broadbent for some very fine examples.

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Hello all! Thank your for your kind welcome.

    @JaydeFehr
    True, Jay. The lighting is the main problem with still life photographs. My very small living room is my studio and I have to manage all on a 5 square meter spot. I thank you for the hint and the link to Christopher Broadbent. I like his photographs very much I have found here.
    @JMB
    Thank you for your invitation for a call in Berlin. Ill certainly do so if I have time enough to visit an artist and friend in Berlin.

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Hi JaydeFehr!
    I visited Mr. Broadbent`s website and had a nice afternoon. I compared my 5 sq.yd. "studio" spot in my living room with Mr. Broadbents 40 sq.yd. workplace. How ridiculous my place is. No possibilities for flash-heads with brollies, soft boxes or screens and a decent backdrop system. I am not envious but really amused about my circumstances. Yes, the right lighting is very important but also the place to set it up.

    George

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