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Matus Kalisky
1-Jun-2010, 06:30
As it seems common to start a portrait thread nearly every month, I will try to start one for June.

The photo below was taken on 06/09/2008 by the groom (me :) - god bless my lovely wife for her patience). Well - I composed and kindly ask our photographer (great guy - we had lot of fun during the session) to trip the shutter. I took 4 images - 2 color and 2 BW and this one turned to be the best.

For some reason it took me long to get to work on it - still to be printed.

Should you praise this photo enough I will also post a crop such that you can see that beautiful bride :)

[Tachi 4x5, tmax 400, Fujinon CM-W 125/5.6 @ f/8 (sometimes I remember things ...). In the background you see a wall from the castle in Zvolen (my hometown)]

(click on for larger version)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4659507150_33d71946f0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/4659507150/)

Peter Galea
1-Jun-2010, 06:39
Excellent.

Paul Metcalf
1-Jun-2010, 07:05
quite the metaphor with those barred windows, eh?

Matus Kalisky
1-Jun-2010, 07:22
quite the metaphor with those barred windows, eh?

I always thought that barring was for protection against THE outside, only now I see they work both ways :eek: :D

Vladik
1-Jun-2010, 07:56
OK, another wedding pictures. As a begginer in LF its notnig special, just a try in fact.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6043/dsc03439lff.jpg

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9312/dsc03442lff.jpg

5x7 Symmar 180/5,6

Matus Kalisky
1-Jun-2010, 09:17
Vladik - that is very nice work. I do not see any "beginners work" in there.

---

As promised here is a crop from the wedding photo:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4660461108_a2ec80e96d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/4660461108/)

Donald Miller
1-Jun-2010, 10:09
One of my daughter in law

papageno
1-Jun-2010, 10:14
This was taken with Heliar 210mm. Aperture was set around 8, as far as I remember. The slight glow in highlights was produced by Tiffen SFX filter, not by Heliar itself.
In fact, I can not detect any significant difference between this Heliar (not Universal, but newer with coated glass) and any modern lens in this focal range.

I had a light setup of two Sunpaks 544, umbrella and a reflector at that time. But the results, as I found after development and scanning, were greatly disappointing the light was just horrible. I am a damn bloody AMATEUR after all.
Fortunately, during posing the subject, I noticed that the light from a single recessed can on a basement ceiling was not that bad at all and decided to give it a try. And heres the result.

Armin Seeholzer
1-Jun-2010, 12:45
Papagena looks good Papageno I like it!

Cheers Armin

papageno
1-Jun-2010, 13:00
Thanks Armin, I'm glad that somebody likes this picture. The girl on a photograph wasn't quite enthusiastic when she saw it. But it's not easy to satisfy a teenager. That sharp, directed light from above makes her looks a little bit older. Maybe I will try something different, if only she allows me for a second try, which I doubt now.

Morca
2-Jun-2010, 00:21
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4662177197_d9a1a5392a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4662177197/)
Crown Graphic, today, wide open at f/4.7, 1/25th.

bbarna
2-Jun-2010, 00:55
One similar to my recent post

Steve M Hostetter
2-Jun-2010, 02:29
4x5 Graflex series B iso 320 Kodak lens @4.5

Steve M Hostetter
2-Jun-2010, 02:55
Hide and ghost seek,, 8x10 Hostilux @ f22 1-sec. on paper neg rated at iso 5 no center filter hand held

cdholden
2-Jun-2010, 07:08
4x5 Graflex series B iso 320 Kodak lens @4.5
This cracks me up. I see the subject sending a visual message to all of his peers:

Warning to all kids on the playground:
To be the man, you've got to beat the man.

Miguel Coquis
2-Jun-2010, 07:14
4x5 Graflex series B iso 320 Kodak lens @4.5

Nice Steve !
You are lucky to have someone looking at you (all of us) this way.
Great regard !!!

Ken Lee
2-Jun-2010, 07:41
This was taken with Heliar 210mm. Aperture was set around 8, as far as I remember. The slight glow in highlights was produced by Tiffen SFX filter, not by Heliar itself.
In fact, I can not detect any significant difference between this Heliar (not Universal, but newer with coated glass) and any modern lens in this focal range.

Once you get past f/8, the regular Heliar behaves like other lenses. You only get the "extra" blur at wide settings.

Morca
3-Jun-2010, 00:59
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4665890372_a34cebaa41_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4665890372/)

Another, I am loving this fp-100c45.

eddie
3-Jun-2010, 01:50
The girl on a photograph wasn't quite enthusiastic when she saw it. But it's not easy to satisfy a teenager.

nice one. what format? teenagers do not know anything anyway right...? :)

vinny
3-Jun-2010, 05:56
One of my daughter in law

Don, what are the specs on that image? Also, interesting that you had her look nowhere near the lens.

havier
3-Jun-2010, 09:13
http://onephoto.net/files/photos_new/647887.jpg


My grandfather.
Fomapan 100 @ rodinal 1+100, 60min, optar 135mm closed to 5.6.
here you`ve got crop : http://witominska.net/~ksawery/9,22.jpg

papageno
3-Jun-2010, 09:59
nice one. what format? teenagers do not know anything anyway right...?

4x5, quite miniature in comparison to some photo equipment I've seen on your site.

papageno
3-Jun-2010, 10:16
Originally posted by Havier


My grandfather.
Fomapan 100 @ rodinal 1+100, 60min, optar 135mm closed to 5.6.

Nice to see, that large format is becoming popular in Poland.
As I'm planning to return to my homeland some day (with my cameras of course), I don't want to look like a person requiring immediate psychiatric treatment.

havier
3-Jun-2010, 11:46
Nice to see, that large format is becoming popular in Poland.
As I'm planning to return to my homeland some day (with my cameras of course), I don't want to look like a person requiring immediate psychiatric treatment.



It`s true

Ken Lee
3-Jun-2010, 12:12
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/img305a.jpg
Sinar P, 300mm Fujinon A
5x7 Ilford HP5+, Pyrocat-HD

I post this, to share how nicely HP5+ works with Pyrocat HD. As you can see from these developer time/contrast curves (http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/pyrocatcurves.jpg), it is quite linear in its response to development, much like TMY. The curves were taken from page 4 of this article (http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/PCat/pcat.html) on Unblinking Eye.

One might even argue that because a few more minutes of development are required to reach the same contrast, it gives more control than TMY.

In any event, it's available in 5x7, while TMY is not currently available. Salutations to Ilford !!

I also appreciate that flat-bed scanners like the Epson, use a diffused light-source, a cold cathode fluorescent lamp - just like a cold light head in an enlarger. Why bother with a compensating developer, if the rest of our workflow tosses away the benefits ?

Philippe Grunchec
4-Jun-2010, 02:34
Ken, why 2+2+100 instead of 1+1+100?

Ken Lee
4-Jun-2010, 05:24
Those graphs come from Sandy King's article on Unblinking Eye. The article did not contain graphs for TMY and HP5+ at 1+1+100.

I you like 5x7, and are looking for a film that is similar to TMY, then consider HP5+ in Pyrocat HD.

I use a dilution of 1+1+100 because it gives a longer development time. I prefer longer development times for sheet film - because I use an Infra Red viewing device and perform Development By Inspection. I generally develop 10 to 20 sheets together, and more time makes it easier to judge each negative.

Philippe Grunchec
4-Jun-2010, 06:58
Thanks, Ken.
I must admit I'm not fond of the 5x7 ratio and, as you know, Paul Strand modified his 5x7 camera to 5x6: I really prefer 4x5 and 8x10.

Ken Lee
4-Jun-2010, 07:10
I agree that 5x7 is not very satisfying. Or rather, I have not seen a lot of images where it works nicely.

These days, I mask my 4x5 and 5x7 cameras to the Golden Mean, but I am not married to it.

4x5 and 8x10 are basically two golden rectangles together.

cjbroadbent
4-Jun-2010, 08:38
A polaroid with a Technika and a 120 Sironar. A good model, like Omar here, a short lens and a press shutter make life easy.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/TAkbe36TqOI/AAAAAAAAFJk/1OyNQ-2PJ98/s800/omar1.jpg

Ken Lee
4-Jun-2010, 08:41
I stand corrected.

cjbroadbent
4-Jun-2010, 08:49
So do I. Sorry I barged in.

Ken Lee
4-Jun-2010, 08:51
You didn't barge in.

Others might have called me names. You merely demonstrated the facts :)

The facts are always persuasive and helpful. We're here to learn.

mandoman7
4-Jun-2010, 09:06
I stand... confused.
Hopefully I'm not barging in, but what about the idea of letting the composition or idea dictate the framing ratios? It seems like different compositional themes might benefit from some amount of flexibilty in these ratios; where a landscape with cloudless skies might look better in a panorama, or a family group might seem more comfortable in a squarish format.
Isn't it better to shoot with some room allowed for later cropping decisions rather than making the subject fit into a prescribed frame?
Ignore me if this is an impertinent post...:)

Ken Lee
4-Jun-2010, 09:26
I agree with you. Different ratios are best for different subjects, and vice versa.

That being said, I find that some ratios are inherently more harmonious than others, a reflection of our own physiology and its bias. People have long studied the influence of ratios and relationships in the arts. You might even say that relationships are what makes life... artistic :)

One of the challenges of fine art photography, is composition: coordinating our photograph and its frame, with the underlying visual harmonies of the subject. That's why I said "and vice versa" above.

It's always safe to allow some room for cropping later - except perhaps when the main artistic content of the photo, is the design itself.

For example, this photo (http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/still/3.jpg) (not a portrait) does not attempt to convey the objective facts of the dinner ware, such as we might expect for a catalog or product shot. It was composed as-is, with no room for cropping afterwards. For the most part, the composition is the content, and it's all about the Golden Mean.

The cups themselves, are circular, but in this case, the Golden Mean was imposed upon the subject via framing, and by the fact that a circle, once tilted, becomes an Ellipse.

Until recently, the Ellipse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse) was a very popular shape in the arts. It wouldn't surprise me if the most popular Ellipse was the one whose ratio or "eccentricity" was the Golden Mean.

monkeymon
4-Jun-2010, 09:38
A polaroid with a Technika and a 120 Sironar. A good model, like Omar here, a short lens and a press shutter make life easy.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/TAkbe36TqOI/AAAAAAAAFJk/1OyNQ-2PJ98/s800/omar1.jpg


have to say, that in this picture.. the short lens doesn't give so much, just makes the arm look gigantic... otherwise it's a nice portrait, press shutters speeds up things nicely, one thing less to do while shooting.

maybe if the person would have leaned he's head towards the arm.. dunno

Oren Grad
4-Jun-2010, 09:46
I stand... confused.
Hopefully I'm not barging in, but what about the idea of letting the composition or idea dictate the framing ratios? It seems like different compositional themes might benefit from some amount of flexibilty in these ratios; where a landscape with cloudless skies might look better in a panorama, or a family group might seem more comfortable in a squarish format.
Isn't it better to shoot with some room allowed for later cropping decisions rather than making the subject fit into a prescribed frame?
Ignore me if this is an impertinent post...:)

Some people find it more natural and comfortable to work within the shape provided by the film format in use; others are more comfortable cropping freely. Whatever works for you is the right thing for you to do - neither approach is "better" in any absolute sense.

cjbroadbent
4-Jun-2010, 10:34
Usko, you are probably right about out-of-proportion arms and hands. But I find them useful for two reasons. Attitude and framing. Attitude with a bit of exaggeration is a crutch for character (so is plenty of black, see above). The framing thing lets you put the head way off center when you leave room for the hands. Another crutch.
Here is Michele Gottsche, the best creative director over here using hands as a crutch on 4x5 TriX.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/S1s4IzOYB7I/AAAAAAAADXg/1QXox4ktjeE/s800/GottNotm.jpg

mandoman7
4-Jun-2010, 11:43
I agree with you. Different ratios are best for different subjects, and vice versa.

That being said, I find that some ratios are inherently more harmonious than others, a reflection of our own physiology and its bias. People have long studied the influence of ratios and relationships in the arts. You might even say that relationships are what makes life... artistic :)

One of the challenges of fine art photography, is composition: coordinating our photograph and its frame, with the underlying visual harmonies of the subject. That's why I said "and vice versa" above.

It's always safe to allow some room for cropping later - except perhaps when the main artistic content of the photo, is the design itself.

For example, this photo (http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/still/3.jpg) (not a portrait) does not attempt to convey the objective facts of the dinner ware, such as we might expect for a catalog or product shot. It was composed as-is, with no room for cropping afterwards. For the most part, the composition is the content, and it's all about the Golden Mean.

The cups themselves, are circular, but in this case, the Golden Mean was imposed upon the subject via framing, and by the fact that a circle, once tilted, becomes an Ellipse.

Until recently, the Ellipse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse) was a very popular shape in the arts. It wouldn't surprise me if the most popular Ellipse was the one whose ratio or "eccentricity" was the Golden Mean.

Thanks for the thoughtful response, Ken. Your cup composition is a good illustration of the point, where framing ratios would appropriately take priority in the composition.

mandoman7
4-Jun-2010, 11:45
Some people find it more natural and comfortable to work within the shape provided by the film format in use; others are more comfortable cropping freely. Whatever works for you is the right thing for you to do - neither approach is "better" in any absolute sense.

A very reasonable approach.

mdm
4-Jun-2010, 13:29
I find my 4x5s usually benefit from cropping to 5x7, even when I did not intend them to be cropped, somehow they seem to include too much junk. I also find the same with 6x9, except that it is slightly long. So for me the sweet spot is somewhere in there. I think a 5x7 is handsome and a good ratio for something that may be hung on a wall.

A 5x7 is actually quite a big camera so for most of the time a cropped 4x5 is probably less trouble.

David

Sorry, this is a portrait thread. Best shut up and put up portraits.

Mark Sawyer
5-Jun-2010, 11:05
One of my former students came by for wet plates a couple of days ago. She made a few nice ones, and I made this one for her...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Tamara.jpg

Scott Schroeder
6-Jun-2010, 09:27
Whole plate collodion on aluminum
http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/HarleyLex001.jpg

mrladewig
6-Jun-2010, 15:00
Our (much) younger cousins, Jade and Jake.

Ektar 100, Symmar-S 150/5.6

http://www.ladewigs.com/Gallery/d/2752-1/45_EKTAR1_20100601_003.jpg

Frank Petronio
6-Jun-2010, 20:07
A wedding. The entire wedding. About 45-60 minutes.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs603.snc3/31782_10150205823520646_843525645_12925853_2447874_n.jpg

Dave Wooten
6-Jun-2010, 20:11
Our (much) younger cousins, Jade and Jake.

Ektar 100, Symmar-S 150/5.6

http://www.ladewigs.com/Gallery/d/2752-1/45_EKTAR1_20100601_003.jpg

Wow, I love this color and the composition...that Martin house up in the corner just ads a final touch to this great genre portrait...must be evening sun?:)

mrladewig
7-Jun-2010, 04:52
Thanks Dave. The sun went down about 10 minutes after this was shot and there was a dust storm to the west giving an extra red cast to the light.

Andrew ren
7-Jun-2010, 05:50
Whole plate collodion on aluminum
http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/HarleyLex001.jpg

This is really nice!

Andrew

Frank Petronio
7-Jun-2010, 06:12
Damn oil spill....

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs633.snc3/31782_10150206020050646_843525645_12932267_7553581_n.jpg

Ben Syverson
7-Jun-2010, 07:13
Frank, that last one was slick

Preston
7-Jun-2010, 08:18
Frank: Very nice.

Ben: that's a truly awful pun! I like it! :-)

--P

Mark Sawyer
7-Jun-2010, 11:33
Frank: Very nice.

Ben: that's a truly awful pun! I like it! :-)


Yes, that pun made me groan.

... but then again, Franks pictures are usually meant for groan-ups.

Robert Hughes
7-Jun-2010, 12:35
Yes, that pun made me groan.

... but then again, Franks pictures are usually meant for groan-ups.
Still Spewing 16,000 beauties a day all over the Gulf Coast Beaches. Citizens, we need your help in rubbing down these defenseless creatures...

MIke Sherck
7-Jun-2010, 13:50
It's driving the mermaids out of the water! Quick, everyone: we must save them before it's too late!

:) Cute, Frank! A little unusual for you in that she's dressed, though, isn't it?

Mike

xichlo
7-Jun-2010, 15:31
Damn, washed ashore tarball is not that bad :).


Damn oil spill....

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs633.snc3/31782_10150206020050646_843525645_12932267_7553581_n.jpg

Frank Petronio
8-Jun-2010, 05:12
Typical Cheese

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs633.snc3/31782_10150206574685646_843525645_12951866_5600406_n.jpg

djcphoto
8-Jun-2010, 08:06
Scan from print:

http://www.djcphoto.com/images/share/jbb.jpg

monkeymon
8-Jun-2010, 12:11
http://www.taidejakonsti.fi/muutos/TEMP/juatinen.jpg

Steve M Hostetter
8-Jun-2010, 17:39
Nice Steve !
You are lucky to have someone looking at you (all of us) this way.
Great regard !!!

Thank you Miguel and cd,,

Yes,, Gavin seems to be a natural in front of the cam..

Jay Decker
8-Jun-2010, 19:32
monkeymon - your subject might not draw as many comments as watery tart, but you captured your subject well... good work man.


http://www.taidejakonsti.fi/muutos/TEMP/juatinen.jpg

Shutter
9-Jun-2010, 01:48
I've been absent for quite a while because I was working on my degree in graphics design and photography - now I'm finished and yesterday I had my final presentation:

http://artbase.jagatee.net/kundendaten/preview/DPP07DA0608153127.jpg

http://artbase.jagatee.net/kundendaten/preview/DPP07DA0608153442.jpg

14 portraits of identical twins
Sinar P1 8x10"//Fomapan 100
480mm APO-Ronar//f9.0

scanned on Epson V700 and printed on Sugar Cane 90x110cm (35x43,3inch)

Morca
9-Jun-2010, 01:55
Interesting stuff, I'd like to see them a little more clearly though. ;)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4681576580_a9cfac108a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4681576580/)

Shutter
9-Jun-2010, 02:01
Interesting stuff, I'd like to see them a little more clearly though. ;)


uhm yeah, you're right, the thing is that I've been sick for some days now and I've only managed to stay on my feet with the help of pharmaceutical drugs and coffee so these are the only two shots I've got from the exhibition - but I will post the photos themselves as well :) as soon as the fever disappears!

Great shot btw, I really like the light and composition...he reminds me of Tobias Menzies (the actor who played Brutus in the tv series "Rome")

Jay DeFehr
9-Jun-2010, 12:08
Congratulations, Christopher! I'd love to read more about your project; your working methods, inspiration, etc. Are you a twin? How many exposures did you typically make for each portrait? How did you find your subjects? Interesting work.

Ash
9-Jun-2010, 12:56
Chris, taking after Arbus and the like?

Shutter
10-Jun-2010, 07:34
Well, the fever hasn't really gone away and I'm still really dizzy and lightheaded - so
if I make a lot of typos you know the reason why ;)

First of all, I'm not a twin but I grew up in a town with two identical twin pairs and
I've become close friends with two of them and the question of individuality and
identity always intrigued me...after all, we are living in a society that's aiming toward
individuality and originality - which is contrary to the biological/genetic and social
origin of a identical twin.
So when the time came to pick a theme for my thesis I though it'd be interesting to
portray them - but not in the 'usual' way, putting them in the same clothes and
letting them grin into the camera - in my opinion that's demeaning and reduces them
to freaks and doesn't enable the viewer to be confronted with the individual
personalities. So I chose to separate them and remove any clothes from the picture,
so there's nothing that could distract from the individuals themselves.

I chose black and white because I don't think that color is necessary for this project,
as they are identical twins their hair and skin color is roughly the same and if it's
lighter or darker or if one has more freckles than the other it's still visible within b&w.
And after all the facial expressions and fine lines and wrinkles are what's really
important and, as far as I'm concerned, those things are much more visible in black
and white.

I spent about a month finding and organizing the rest of the twins, I chose twins who
were about my age (20-30 as I'm now 25) and I limited myself to a maximum of 10
twin pairs so the viewer of the exhibition would still be able to spend enough time
with every single one of them and not be rushed through a lot of portraits. That's
also the reason why I chose this print size (90x110cm//35x43,3inch) and I didn't
want to use photo paper because even the matte one is still too shiny in my opinion.
So I used laid fine art paper - at first I had a very nice one called "Albrecht Drer"
with a great rough surface but it turned out to be extremely delicate and the prints
were destroyed during lamination :(( - so instead I used "Sugar Cane", which has a
similar surface but is much more robust.

Anyway, after a long and painful process of experimenting (1.5 months) I finally
found a suitable way of portraying and got a 'look' that I liked, so I started to take
the actual pictures...in most cases I took a single exposure with 8x10 but I had to
reshoot 3 twins because they were moving out of focus or turned away at the last
second. Taking the photos with large format was necessary, it slowed everything
down quite a bit and enabled the twins to relax and get comfortable; I told them how
to stand and face towards the camera but as I was inserting the film holder and
cocking the shutter they had a few seconds to relax and some of them slightly
changed their posture - that was most obvious in the portraits of Anna and Stefanie,
you can see at once that as Anna was 'standing strong' her sister bent forward and
assumed an almost submissive stance - and as it turned out during the following
interview, Anna is the rather dominant twin, just as it looks like in the photos.

The prints are shown together with excerpts from the above mentioned interviews - if
you like I can translate the chosen question/answer from a pair (don't know if
anyone's interested). Now, with the photos and the excerpts I hope the viewer is able
to get a certain impression of the individual personalities and is able to separate and
compare the twins at the same time :)

I won't post all the portraits (that could be considered as spamming and I've already
wasted enough of your precious time) but here are 3 of the 7 twins pairs:

http://artbase.jagatee.net/kundendaten/preview/twins01.jpg

Shutter
10-Jun-2010, 07:35
http://artbase.jagatee.net/kundendaten/preview/twins02.jpg

http://artbase.jagatee.net/kundendaten/preview/twins03.jpg

Jim Cole
10-Jun-2010, 07:44
Facinating and well done. The slight nuances between the twins has kept me looking at the portraits for quite some time.

mhulsman
10-Jun-2010, 10:41
Christoph,

The first overview in the presentation is great.
But now the photo's side by side is very impressive.

Can you tell a bit more about the lighting.
Is it flash or constant light.

Mike

Shutter
10-Jun-2010, 11:32
Thank you Jim and Mike :)

To be precise, there were two flashes, the main flash was 1200W with a 135cm Octagon-Soft-box, the second was a 400W spot and brightened the background a bit so it wasn't completely black. The spot also provided a little illumination to the left sided silhouette (shoulder, neck and hair).

MenacingTourist
11-Jun-2010, 10:01
Still working on developing and printing from the workshop last October...

14" commercial Ektar lens
8x10 Efke 25 developed in Rollo Pyro
scanned contact print

David Hedley
11-Jun-2010, 13:45
First photograph with the Sinar - my son;
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o205/Shiretoko/Jonathan_09Jun2010.jpg
Sinar F, Symmar-S 210mm, Fuji FP100B; f/5.6, 1/8s

Henry Ambrose
11-Jun-2010, 14:04
snipped.......

Anyway, after a long and painful process of experimenting (1.5 months) I finally
found a suitable way of portraying and got a 'look' that I liked, so I started to take
the actual pictures...in most cases I took a single exposure with 8x10 but I had to
reshoot 3 twins because they were moving out of focus or turned away at the last
second. Taking the photos with large format was necessary, it slowed everything
down quite a bit and enabled the twins to relax and get comfortable;

snipped again

The results are excellent!
Bravo!

jb7
11-Jun-2010, 14:20
I won't post all the portraits (that could be considered as spamming and I've already
wasted enough of your precious time) but here are 3 of the 7 twins pairs:




Far too modest, great project, would love to see the exhibition-

gbogatko
11-Jun-2010, 17:23
Here's three recent ones:

Carolyn - Wolly Focus-5 on 4x5
http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/Carolyn-12.jpg

Michelle - Wolly Verito 8x10
http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/Michelle-1.jpg

Opioid - Wolly Vitax - 4x5
http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/Opioid-4.jpg

-- I'm starting to get the hang of it.

gbogatko
11-Jun-2010, 17:30
This was taken with Heliar 210mm.

I __love__ Heliars. This is why.

George

gbogatko
11-Jun-2010, 17:33
4x5 Graflex series B iso 320 Kodak lens @4.5

Aren't the B's fun?!?!?
I Love the way they allow an upward shot without one having to get all contorted.

jim kitchen
12-Jun-2010, 18:09
Great images everyone... :)

A recent image.

jim k



Jessica, Cowboy Trail, Range Road 41, Alberta, Canada, 2010

http://largeformatgroupimages.jimkitchen.ca/images/10060604.jpg

Andrew ren
12-Jun-2010, 18:21
Love it!

Andrew

Tri Tran
12-Jun-2010, 22:07
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2086/sabrecital.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/sabrecital.jpg/)

Plate 11x14 20 in / French Lens.

tonkhang
12-Jun-2010, 22:10
Hi Tri ..
When you start to shoot with vietnamese lens ?

Tri Tran
12-Jun-2010, 22:14
Very soon but I'd like to try some Canadians lens first if I can find them :)


Hi Tri ..
When you start to shoot with vietnamese lens ?

Daniel_Buck
12-Jun-2010, 22:51
I don't shoot portraits very often, but I would love to get more into it! Here's one, big Brady holding little Brady! (big brady is of no blood relation to little brady, but little brady was named after big Brady, a friend of the family)

I grossly underestimated the contrast of the light coming from the window with almost no other lights on in the room. I metered on the highlights and exposed for such, if I would have taken the time to meter for the other side of his face, I would probably have elected to use something for a bounce card, or turn on one of the lights inside. But alas, I was metering fast, to keep little Brady's attention, hah!

8x10 Arista 100, 12" Velostigmat f4.5

http://404photography.net/wip/bradybrady01.jpg

ajsikel
13-Jun-2010, 02:13
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8581/marywindy3.jpg

taken some while ago..
Linhof Technika IV , TeleXenar 240mm, ERA 100 PSS,

xmishx
13-Jun-2010, 09:22
An inviting photo with the whisper of a cool breeze on a summer day... Very nice.

T


http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8581/marywindy3.jpg

taken some while ago..
Linhof Technika IV , TeleXenar 240mm, ERA 100 PSS,

Henry Ambrose
13-Jun-2010, 18:16
Daniel Buck, you need make no excuse - that is a very nice picture as it stands.

bbuszard
13-Jun-2010, 19:49
This is technically a May shot (for my son's 4th birthday), but I didn't finish working on it until June. It's my first with my 250mm Fujinon 6.3.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4639273913_7270a4c0d9_o.jpg

Eric James
13-Jun-2010, 19:52
Great to see the larger version here Brad - stellar portrait of a handsome boy!

bbuszard
13-Jun-2010, 19:56
One more from the Fujinon 250mm. I like this one because of the hint of a smile that I caught. She was actually in the process of cracking up and I caught the very beginning of her laugh. The end result is somewhat enigmatic. Like the Mona Lisa, except that I'm in on this particular joke. And that I'm no Da Vinci. And that it's a photograph instead of an oil canvas.

Yeah, just like it!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4663652179_6d35f05122_b.jpg

bbuszard
13-Jun-2010, 19:59
Daniel: Hah, indeed! I like the result. Maybe you should do more of these on purpose.

bbuszard
13-Jun-2010, 20:26
Great to see the larger version here Brad - stellar portrait of a handsome boy!

Thanks, man. Far better looking than his dad, which is just fine by me.

bbuszard
13-Jun-2010, 21:13
Christoph:

A brilliant idea for a project. I've known 3 sets of twins myself and I'm always surprised by their individuality. Your project brings this aspect out very strongly.

Daniel_Buck
13-Jun-2010, 22:33
Daniel: Hah, indeed! I like the result. Maybe you should do more of these on purpose.

were you referring to me? If you were, indeed I did take several other photographs under the same conditions, I'll scan some of them and post them later :)

Craig Tuffin
14-Jun-2010, 08:19
I get to spend time with my daughter once a fortnight like many fathers nowadays. Getting my 11 year old to sit still for any photograph is an effort, much less for the times needed for wet -plate. My first pour on 8x10 for a while and some 'islands' decided to emerge ;) Out of three plates, this is the most technically imperfect but the one in which she decided to 'appear'...in a manner of speaking.

8"x10" Ambrotype shot 8 seconds on an Ansco with a 16" B&L Tessar wide open at f4.5.

eddie
14-Jun-2010, 08:37
nice plate craig.

lucky for her she takes after her mother! :)

iml
14-Jun-2010, 23:54
http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/artists/img192.jpg

Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP-320. Part of a project of portraits of local artists, musicians, and photographers. Cathryn, painter.

unrealalex
15-Jun-2010, 00:30
http://www.ambrotype.ru/photos/wet-plate/ambro-tobolina001.jpg
Ludmila Tabolina and Martha Casanave, ambrotype 8x10"

It was very interesting evening. I meet in person a number of photographers and we made this portrait.
You may see two woman on it. Ludmila Tabolina (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) on the left and Martha Casanave (USA) on the right side.

Scott Davis
15-Jun-2010, 04:40
Philip, Sidelight

Century Master studio camera, whole plate, FP4+, pyrocat HD 1:1:100, Palladium print w NA2. Bergger COT 320 paper.

djcphoto
15-Jun-2010, 06:28
Girl and dog. 12" Dagor, Adox 100. Scan from contact print.

http://www.djcphoto.com/images/share/mutt.jpg

creep
15-Jun-2010, 07:34
Loving the dog expression! LOL :)))


Girl and dog. 12" Dagor, Adox 100. Scan from contact print.

http://www.djcphoto.com/images/share/mutt.jpg

enochRoot
15-Jun-2010, 12:20
5x7 ansco w/ 210mm xenar. hp5+ in diafine. crappy scan (had to scan the neg as reflective and invert since i only have an epson 4490).

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4704182756_0a66664d7a_b.jpg

Pete Watkins
15-Jun-2010, 12:25
Scott,
That's wonderful. Congratulations.
Pete.

Stephane
15-Jun-2010, 12:59
Petzval Krantz 240mm f/4.5, I really love that lens...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4703619943_1fa2920678_b.jpg
Natasha by Me

Nicola Perscheid 480mm f/6.3

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1287/4704258940_74834a21ac_b.jpg
Me by Natasha (for her first LF shot, she had to focus a soft lens... pretty good!)

Miguel Coquis
16-Jun-2010, 03:25
[QUOTE=Stephane;599560]Petzval Krantz 240mm f/4.5, I really love that lens...

Nicola Perscheid 480mm f/6.3

Beautiful light, lovely portraits !!!
Nice work Natasha, Stephane...
...few more ?

Miguel Coquis
16-Jun-2010, 03:31
http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Mai/self-portrait.jpg
... more portraits !
8x10
aero ektar 12"
f:2,5

monkeymon
16-Jun-2010, 04:48
... more portraits !
8x10
aero ektar 12"
f:2,5


well you got the speed! i would like to see a small 100% crop of some area where the sharp spot actually hits? is there anything faster than this out there?

Miguel Coquis
16-Jun-2010, 05:35
well you got the speed! i would like to see a small 100% crop of some area where the sharp spot actually hits? is there anything faster than this out there?
...speed is not all,

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Juin/Ilo.jpg
one needs to get into the "tempo" (light quality, distance, angle of view, exposure placement, adequate dev....),
for speed, there are a few lenses that might be of your interest with huge apertures (300 mm f:0,9 or f:1,2) and some 50 kg of glass (30,000 to 45,000 euros)....
not for me,
aero ektars 7" or 12" in the f:2,5 are really nice and sweet for me.
This are enjoyable lenses, not easy to find, not easy to work with... but enjoyable.
Best,
M

Ramiro Elena
16-Jun-2010, 07:47
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4706443008_d1d707132d_b.jpg
A client of mine and great photographer.
Efke 25
Toyo45A
Petzval 180mm f4,5

W K Longcor
16-Jun-2010, 07:48
...speed is not all,

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Juin/Ilo.jpg
one needs to get into the "tempo" (light quality, distance, angle of view, exposure placement, adequate dev....),
for speed, there are a few lenses that might be of your interest with huge apertures (300 mm f:0,9 or f:1,2) and some 50 kg of glass (30,000 to 45,000 euros)....
not for me,
aero ektars 7" or 12" in the f:2,5 are really nice and sweet for me.
This are enjoyable lenses, not easy to find, not easy to work with... but enjoyable.
Best,
M

"not easy to work with..." I am sure. But, you have produced wonderful images with the optics. In both images the eyes simply grab the viewer. Be honest now --- how many sheets of film were exposed each time to come up with perfect focus on the eyes? The tiniest movement of the subject must have pushed them out of focus . GREAT PHOTOS!

Stephane
16-Jun-2010, 08:39
Miguel, there's more, but only of Natasha (Heliar thread). I gave an empty holder to Natasha by mistake (this is not the first time this happens, my system is obviously not fullproof). It was not work, just pleasure ;)
The aeroektar is the one you sell? Nice self portrait!
As for Ramiroelena, I really like the wide open petzval for tight head shots: so sharp and so smooth...

alex best
16-Jun-2010, 14:41
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4707510252_bc2df0fdc7_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4707509204_3c3fe17b57_b.jpg

View full size at my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomalex/).

Hector.Navarro
16-Jun-2010, 15:15
beautiful portraits Stephane, what film & developer are you using?

Henry Ambrose
16-Jun-2010, 15:19
Nice work Alex!

jack_hui
16-Jun-2010, 19:56
http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Mai/self-portrait.jpg
... more portraits !
8x10
aero ektar 12"
f:2,5


You pic will rise the the price of 12" Aero Ektar!!! :)

Ben Syverson
16-Jun-2010, 19:58
Alex, that first one is especially fantastic! Great expression, nice colors... just perfect.

alex best
16-Jun-2010, 20:45
Nice work Alex!

Thanks Henry!


Alex, that first one is especially fantastic! Great expression, nice colors... just perfect.

Thanks Ben, I'm really flattered you would say that. I was really nervous I had made a mistake with the film holders and was worried until I saw the negatives on the light table. I think large format is helping me by slowing things down.

Miguel Coquis
17-Jun-2010, 01:58
You pic will rise the the price of 12" Aero Ektar!!! :)

Hi Jack,
.... there are few that appreciate what this lens can offer,
.... there are very few of this lenses to be offer,
.... raising prices is not at all in my intentions,
.... just get back some of what I put in and let others experiment with it,

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Fevrier%202010/4x5-Flou-003.jpg
thanks for your comment

nray
17-Jun-2010, 05:05
View full size at my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomalex/).

Those are just wonderful. The focus, soft lighting and pinkness all come together greatly.

Charles Hohenstein
17-Jun-2010, 08:22
Nice work, Alex.

Miguel Coquis
20-Jun-2010, 15:26
...working with Xenar barrels
on speed graphic

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Juin/Ilo-02.jpg
Toulouse, my grand daughter
Xenar 210
f:4,5 t:1/15
Tmax
4x5

mdm
20-Jun-2010, 22:53
I hope that someone has a print of that, in a dusty suitcase in the back of the cupboard, because someday she will treasure it for the memory of her grandfather.

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful portrait.

David

jb7
21-Jun-2010, 04:01
Shot around Christmas, printed yesterday for Fathers Day- Paddy-

Sitting on the arm of that couch was a needless piece of bravado for someone who lost half his body to a stroke seven years ago, but, anything for a photograph...



http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1406/4720085877_f1949256a8_b.jpg

Stephane
21-Jun-2010, 13:23
Petzval Krants f/4.5 240mm

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1416/4721604877_ef38318785_b.jpg
Henrik

Stephane
21-Jun-2010, 13:28
Georz Lykeioskope 480mm f/6.3
Just to compare focal length...
Scan of an 8x10 contact print (just like the one above)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1213/4721605239_6435fb0994_b.jpg
Henrik

Ramiro Elena
21-Jun-2010, 13:46
Hard to pick one. They're both really good, I think you nailed the light and exposure. Maybe the first...

Stephane
21-Jun-2010, 13:57
The first is the one I like, but I just got feedback and the subject does not like it so much... Anyway, film was fomapan100, overexposed by 2 stops (plus another 2 stops for bellow factor), in rodinal 1:100 at 17degC for 12mn constant agitation (paterson orbital with motor base).

Robert Hughes
21-Jun-2010, 14:18
Ridiculous, Stephane. Ears oof? Even his NOSE is out of focus.This is a textbook example of the old adage, "Just because you CAN do it doesn't mean you SHOULD."

Stephane
21-Jun-2010, 14:23
Robert, you forgot, the ears are also out of focus...

Stephane
21-Jun-2010, 14:25
And there's drying marks from the negative...

Ramiro Elena
21-Jun-2010, 14:28
...and you cut his feet!

iml
21-Jun-2010, 14:34
http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/artists/img293.jpg

Another from my local artists project. Judy, painter. Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP 320 in Xtol 1+1

Stephane
21-Jun-2010, 14:34
Dam! I didnt realize about the feet! Shame on me! Just a bodiless head with blurred nose,ears and no feet... Wondering why I posted this in "June portrait", maybe it does not belong here...

boris
21-Jun-2010, 14:41
stephane,
very interesting comparison! thanks for sharing. which light were used?
thanks boris

Ron McElroy
21-Jun-2010, 17:16
I like the expression and composition you captured of your grand daughter.

...working with Xenar barrels
on speed graphic


Toulouse, my grand daughter
Xenar 210
f:4,5 t:1/15
Tmax
4x5

jim kitchen
21-Jun-2010, 20:21
Great images everyone... :)

Miguel, I truly appreciate your portraits, and your granddaughter's expression is simply outstanding.

Another recent image, captured at the end of Jan's busy day...

jim k



Jan, Matron, Anchor D Ranch, Cowboy Trail, Alberta, Canada, 2010

http://largeformatgroupimages.jimkitchen.ca/images/10052203.jpg

nray
22-Jun-2010, 04:28
Another from my local artists project. Judy, painter. Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP 320 in Xtol 1+1

Very nicely done. When I first saw this I had to do a double-take as she looks a bit like Joni Mitchell (singer/artist)

Joe Smigiel
22-Jun-2010, 05:06
Wonderful portrait Jim. Love the textures and expression in this latest one.

Frank Petronio
22-Jun-2010, 11:29
This dress always gets her in trouble.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/cris_apt_june10_001.jpg

Robert Hughes
22-Jun-2010, 12:48
Old School Trouble: What The Cool Kids Looked Like In 1921:
http://imgur.com/KGV8X.jpg
This photo was taken on July 15, 1921 on the treetop table at the Krazy Kat club in Washington. [via Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/node/2835?size=_original)]

Scott Walker
22-Jun-2010, 13:50
Old School Trouble: What The Cool Kids Looked Like In 1921:
http://imgur.com/KGV8X.jpg
This photo was taken on July 15, 1921 on the treetop table at the Krazy Kat club in Washington. [via Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/node/2835?size=_original)]

Very cool image from a very different time, makes me want to head to the patio at the local pub......I'm sure it's 5:00 somewhere

Tri Tran
22-Jun-2010, 21:14
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7279/joleen.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/joleen.jpg/)

Plate 11x14 /15 inches lens.

Jim Cole
22-Jun-2010, 22:55
Lovely!

canberraphotos
23-Jun-2010, 00:19
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8581/marywindy3.jpg

taken some while ago..
Linhof Technika IV , TeleXenar 240mm, ERA 100 PSS,

She is so beautiful . But I don't really like the color of photo. It seems make her older !
___________________
Photographer Canberra (http://chriscanham.com/)

Miguel Coquis
23-Jun-2010, 00:42
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7279/joleen.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/joleen.jpg/)

Plate 11x14 /15 inches lens.

Wow !!!
Beautiful portrait !

andrewh
23-Jun-2010, 06:22
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7279/joleen.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/joleen.jpg/)

Plate 11x14 /15 inches lens.

Tran,

This is beautiful! Did you use studio or natural lighting?

Cheers,

Andrew

Tri Tran
23-Jun-2010, 09:21
Thanks Jim, Miguel. I'm glad you like it.
Andrew, A single strobe light was used for this shot. Thanks for checking.

andrewh
23-Jun-2010, 10:16
Thanks Jim, Miguel. I'm glad you like it.
Andrew, A single strobe light was used for this shot. Thanks for checking.

Again, very nicely done. Thanks for sharing!

Henry Ambrose
23-Jun-2010, 12:28
Lovely photo Tri Tran.

Mark Sawyer
23-Jun-2010, 13:33
My compliments too, Tri Tran. It strikes me as a classic image, yet I can't remember ever seeing one quite like it...

mhulsman
23-Jun-2010, 13:41
I finally shot some portraits from my kids.
B&J 8x10 with an 4x5 reduction back.
Shot with a steinheil #5 275mm F6 on fomapan 100 xtol 1+1

Not a great scan, have some AN rings.

The youngest
http://www.hulsman.net/gallery2/d/46824-2/crop0010-small.jpg

My middle one.
http://www.hulsman.net/gallery2/d/46832-2/ryan-002.jpg

tbeaman
23-Jun-2010, 22:36
I think that all of the work in here is really pretty outstanding.

I'd love to be more specific, but I fear an attempt to describe accurately my thoughts would result in an ultimately facile and awkward spewing of flowery language.

Antonenko
26-Jun-2010, 03:20
[QUOTE=Antonenko;602827]Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5? Fomapan 100
These are my first pictures 4х5. I do not know as correctly to scan a negative and other. I do not have photoshop. Excuse for my English
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/th/157427/1196574.jpg (http://album.foto.ru/photo/1196574#photo)
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/th/157427/1196578.jpg (http://album.foto.ru/photo/1196578#photo)
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/th/157427/1196580.jpg (http://album.foto.ru/photo/1196580#photo)

Andrew
26-Jun-2010, 03:23
pretty good for first shots !

Antonenko
26-Jun-2010, 03:35
pretty good for first shots !
To 4х5 I photographed on a narrow and average format much. So with the theory has understood quickly:)

alex from holland
26-Jun-2010, 06:40
http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/125850758.jpg

Collodion picture
Old noname petzval
Exposue time 3 sec
350 mm aprox 5.6
Poorboy collodion
KCN fixer
clear glass
15 x 18cm

Michael Roberts
26-Jun-2010, 15:22
Fantastic, Alex!

David Woods
26-Jun-2010, 16:46
http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/125850758.jpg

Collodion picture
Old noname petzval
Exposue time 3 sec
350 mm aprox 5.6
Poorboy collodion
KCN fixer
clear glass
15 x 18cm

Top shot Alex

alex from holland
27-Jun-2010, 02:09
Thanks guys !

here's another one

http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/125850759.jpg

Collodion picture
Old noname petzval
Exposue time 3 sec
350 mm aprox 5.6
Poorboy collodion
KCN fixer
clear glass
15 x 18cm

ajsikel
27-Jun-2010, 03:57
done a couple days back.
ektar 127mm
Linhof Technika
Tmax100http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8005/draxnju135858.jpg

eddie
27-Jun-2010, 09:14
frank h had a party. we crashed and did some plates.

5x7. 18 inch berthiot f4.5 lens

mdm
27-Jun-2010, 12:22
Gold prospector, Gemstone Beach. FP4+ and Pyrocat MC.

theNewk
27-Jun-2010, 12:23
new here.....
thought i would join in and start contributing....

i shot this earlier in the week. my first attempt with people on 4x5.
wista, fujinon 90mm, tri-x.......

ImSoNegative
27-Jun-2010, 13:21
cool portrait theNewk

Antonenko
27-Jun-2010, 14:16
Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5 Fomapan 100
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/th/157427/1198812.jpg (http://album.foto.ru/photo/1198812#photo)

eddie
27-Jun-2010, 16:30
another from today. woke up early and figured i may as well play some more.

cooke 15 inch f4.5 wide open.

Marko Vrabec
27-Jun-2010, 16:56
From a week ago. Tachihara 4x5, Fujinon A 240 @f9, Adox 100.

Morca
27-Jun-2010, 19:10
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4740188365_7c71907ba9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4740188365/)

Ben Syverson
27-Jun-2010, 19:18
Nice one, Matt! Tough to get something that spontaneous with LF.

Here are two recent shots of Rommel, (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31166167@N07/) whom I met up with recently in NY.

Both shots taken on 8x10 Kodak Vericolor II Type L, expired January 1991.

Robert Hughes
28-Jun-2010, 10:53
Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5 Fomapan 100
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/th/157427/1198812.jpg (http://album.foto.ru/photo/1198812#photo)
Very nice, Antonenko. Give us more! :)

cjbroadbent
28-Jun-2010, 11:41
5x7 Ektachrome. Setting up for a Hockney rip-off.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/TCjpIeOum4I/AAAAAAAAFXM/aB_ow1wLBV0/s800/hockney1.jpg

mdm
28-Jun-2010, 12:52
Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5 Fomapan 100
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/th/157427/1198812.jpg (http://album.foto.ru/photo/1198812#photo)

I really like this one. Thanks for sharing it.

David

Charles Hohenstein
28-Jun-2010, 14:50
Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5 Fomapan 100
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/th/157427/1198812.jpg (http://album.foto.ru/photo/1198812#photo)

Beautiful.

Antonenko
28-Jun-2010, 20:41
Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5 Fomapan 100
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/or/157427/1200723.jpg

Antonenko
28-Jun-2010, 20:53
Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5 Fomapan 100
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/or/157427/1200726.jpg

Kerik Kouklis
28-Jun-2010, 23:16
Some family portraits from the weekend. All are 8x10 collodion on aluminum shot with a new-to-me unnamed cone petzval lens. The last one is me done by my 16-year old daughter Sarah:

http://kerik.com/carol_6-25-10.jpg
Carol

http://kerik.com/gayle_6-25-10_1.jpg
Gayle

http://kerik.com/sarah_6-25-10_1.jpg
Sarah

http://kerik.com/kerik_6-26-10.jpg
Me

xmishx
28-Jun-2010, 23:59
http://www.artistsimageresource.net/blog/2010/2010-06-28ck.jpg

Getting to know the Wet Plates...

eddie
29-Jun-2010, 03:07
nice one ted. welcome to WPC.

are you using a tray for your silver bath? i think that is giving you the line......it did not go into the bath in one non stop motion.

xmishx
29-Jun-2010, 10:12
Eddie,

Yeah, you're right... I made a few successful plates, but I missed again with this one. But I liked the image and wanted to post it anyway. I'll switch to a tank when I get more Silver Nitrate.

T

iml
29-Jun-2010, 14:12
Self-portrait.

http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/artists/img353.jpg

Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP 320, Xtol 1+1

iml
29-Jun-2010, 14:13
http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/artists/img351.jpg

The latest from my artists project. Alex, photographer.

Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP 320, Xtol 1+1

Ray Bidegain
29-Jun-2010, 17:27
http://www.artistsimageresource.net/blog/2010/2010-06-28ck.jpg

Getting to know the Wet Plates...

Hey Ted,

Nice plate, I like the mood and her expression, quality of light too.

Ray Bidegain

Samuli Haataja
30-Jun-2010, 13:49
Taken two weeks ago so I guess it justifies as a June portrait. DIY converted Polaroid 120 Pathfinder, 4x5 Fuji Across.

sly
30-Jun-2010, 19:25
Lovely girls Samuli! Post more!

Antonenko
30-Jun-2010, 20:20
Cambo 4х5, Wollensak Raptar 162 f/4.5 Fomapan 100
With the wife on an attic
http://album.foto.ru:8080/photos/or/157427/1203058.jpg

jp
1-Jul-2010, 14:31
The latest from my artists project. Alex, photographer.

Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP 320, Xtol 1+1

I do like tones and expression here. The tone is sort of the essence of why we still use B&W film.

How'd you get the focus right on your self portrait?

iml
2-Jul-2010, 01:42
Thanks.

I got my girlfriend to check the focus and load the film holder. Would have been difficult otherwise. She got it exactly right, I think.

luphot
2-Jul-2010, 02:31
Here's my very last june tintype portrait:

FLC
22-Sep-2010, 18:51
This is a very good environmental portrait. Composition is balanced, with good leading lines. The two gentlemen are nicely posed. Notice that there are no tire tracks near the tractor and that a log is positioned well behind the tractor. Don't know if that was staged, but these small details make for a job well done.

kissssss
22-Sep-2010, 21:14
http://www.ambrotype.ru/photos/wet-plate/ambro-tobolina001.jpg
Ludmila Tabolina and Martha Casanave, ambrotype 8x10"


It was very interesting shot. I love it...

Steve M Hostetter
23-Sep-2010, 05:11
Taken two weeks ago so I guess it justifies as a June portrait. DIY converted Polaroid 120 Pathfinder, 4x5 Fuji Across.

very special! :)

FlashThat
24-Sep-2010, 12:42
OK, another wedding pictures. As a begginer in LF its notnig special, just a try in fact.

5x7 Symmar 180/5,6

I'm intrigued by the location of this wedding.