I'll be sure to watch your posts carefully and comment on what they "seem" to be saying.
No darkroom. Just develop c-41 and b&w (and Kallitypes) in a somewhat dark room at night right here next to my PC.
"There is little or no ‘reality’ in the blacks, grays and whites of either the informational or expressive black-and-white image" -Ansel Adams
I shoot 4x5 and 8x10 and live in Minneapolis. I go to the North Shore all the time and photograph the waterfalls up there whenever I get the chance!
Those in Minnesota go shooting with Ultra Large Format cameras and are led by Jerry Lundegaard who, now rehabilitated and out of Prison, learned photography while in the joint and attained a PhD in Photographic History through study programs provided by the Minnesota Gophers prison outreach program.
Join with them as they work on ULF portrait photography in and around Brainerd, MN with special sessions on photographing Law Enforcement personnel, introduced by Marge whom some of you will remember from the movie.
Yah, but dat trucoat.........
Well, I know there are some other serious shooters out there. Just got back from the State Fair. A walk around the Arts building showed that there were some pretty accomlished Black and White shooters from Minnesota..
I just caught this thread and figured I should probably add my name to the roll call. I currently shoot 5x7 B&W landscapes (occasionally using a 4x5 reducing back). At the moment, I'm about half way through a 5+ year B&W project on the heavily photographed north shore region; as I believe it's better to photograph it sooner than later given the ever increasing popularity of the area. I've posted these images within various forum threads before, but they offer a small introduction to the folly I regularly indulge in: