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    LF and MF in Central America travel tips

    I'm trying to plan a trip to Central, South America to shoot film. Admittedly I'm a bit nervous about packing my 4X5 gear, or my Bronica for travels in that part of the country. I'll be flying down...
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    Re: Road trip out West..

    Thanks again to all who have posted. From the sounds of this, I might well view this as more of a recognizance trip to lay the ground work for future trips. I will be shooting film and be as mindful...
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    Re: Road trip out West..

    Thanks everyone who responded! Just got back online to check my posting and have lots of good advice. My plan has changed somewhat. Still going, but planning on spending more time in one place rather...
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    Road trip out West..

    Driving my girlfriend out to Utah first week of August. She is staying for a month, and I'm taking three weeks to get back to Virginia. Will be traveling mostly through the Four Corners region, then...
  5. Film Photography and Alternative Process Printing Workshop in Staunton Virginia

    Hello all,

    Michael Marks and myself, Richard Pippin, are offering a different kind of workshop here in Staunton Virginia in July. Check out the attachment and get in touch if you are interested.
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  6. Re: Southern shoot through the low country of Georgia, South Carolina

    Not sure who Hugh Gentry is, but the studio is on W Beverley St., in the old Masonic building. Come by for a visit if your in the area.
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    Well, it's getting close to the time to wander south. Had to postpone the trip and cut it down to 9 days because of some minor surgery, but off to Charlotte during the last month of March. Next week...
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    Re: lights for wetplates

    I have a need for a strobe kit for tintype and wet plate that can get me up to 4000w+, and after reading post after post I'm still not sure what to get. First off, I'm new to collodion work, new to...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Thanks for posting these, I've been a fan of Shinya's work at Zero Engineering for many years. These are the best and most artful images of his work I've ever seen.
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    Re: Virginia/West Virginia Mountains

    Hey Stoog,

    Sorry I couldn't respond in time for your trip, I just found your post. I live in the Shenandoah Valley at the base of the Blue Ridge and know the area quite well. I also have a studio,...
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    Re: Kallitype issue

    I misspoke, it is fumed alumina that I'm using, not fumed silica, and the paper was bought back in 2013, so old stock. It's a mystery, but I think I might try another developer. I really like the...
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    Re: Kallitype issue

    The paper is Arches Platine and the developer is Bostick and Sullivan's dark developer. I also use fumed silica on the paper before coating. Hope this helps shed some light on the problem. Thanks...
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    Kallitype issue

    Been having this recurring issue with some of my Kallitype prints where the mid tones get these light or white spots after drying down. I've noticed on some of them there appears to be a small speck...
  14. Re: Southern shoot through the low country of Georgia, South Carolina

    Thanks Renato, I'll double the film for sure. I was planning on shooting some medium format as well. My large golf umbrella goes with me, and I'll bring a weight for the tripod, good advice. I am...
  15. Southern shoot through the low country of Georgia, South Carolina

    I'm planning a vacation for the last week of February through the first week of March. I'll be traveling from my studio in Staunton VA down to Amelia Island Florida for a few days camping on the...
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    Re: Workflow fo 1800's studios.

    Thanks, Bill, for bringing the discussion back around. This all started when I was talking with Dave at the Camera Heritage Museum here in Staunton about some Kallitype prints I had made. We were...
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    Workflow fo 1800's studios.

    I'm curious about the workflow do the photographic studios of the 1800's particularly the 1850's. The old photographs we find in antique and junk shops all around have a wonderful look to them and...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Andreios, I'll get the formula from the darkroom next time I'm down there and send it to you.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks, Andreios. The developer is from Bostick and Sullivan, the black developer, and no toning. These are straight scans as well, so what you see is pretty much correct in tones. Sorry to hear...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Original negatives, all the chemistry was mixed in the darkroom. Not a difficult process to mix chemistry for. Let me know if you need formulas.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Three images from the studio of Manupropria in Staunton Virginia. The two train station shots were done on expired (2002) TMax developed in PMK Pyro. All printed on Arches Platine with Kallitype....
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks nag, the paper was arches platien. The girls are great, I shot 4 sheets of 8X10 and they all came out wonderful. Thinking of doing a triptych with three shots of them. It would make a great...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    136813136814136815136816Some Kallitypes from 8X10 negatives, scanned on an Epson V750 Pro. This is an early attempt at Kallitype, after doing most of these with Platinum/Palladium. I'm surprised...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks Pau, I'm sure your right, since I was treating this like I might a P/P print and was not that concerned about complete dryness, as I would want a bit of humidity still in the paper. Next run...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    135785Need some help here. This is our first attempt at a Kallitype print and we are seeing some bronzing in the shadows. My suspicion is the Ferric Oxalate. After looking a bit deeper it seems the...
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    Re: June 2015 portraits

    Studio shot.135643
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    Re: June 2015 portraits

    Platinum it will be. That was the reason for shooting it with 8X10. Just for the record. I love it when I get people off the street or people I meet at random to come in for an impromptu shoot. No...
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    Re: June 2015 portraits

    I made contact prints of these negatives last night and they came out wonderful. I'll scan them and post. They were having a grand time with the shoot and it's telling on a couple of the shots. The...
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    Re: June 2015 portraits

    [/ATTACH]135086An 8X10 shot at the studio this weekend.
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    Re: May 2015 portrait

    1342775X7, FP4, PMK, Rapid Rectilinear, F8, old Burke and James, shot at the studio here in Staunton.
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    Re: Uneven development with Jobo. Help!!

    OK, so I seem to have a Zebra again. I hear hoof beats and am convinced it's horses...I developed the last 6 sheets of 4X5 in the BTZS tubes and every sheet had the same anomaly in that there is a...
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    Re: Uneven development with Jobo. Help!!

    Koh, got one of these too. Will try it out next time. And I'll disable the direction switch as well.
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    Re: Uneven development with Jobo. Help!!

    Thanks guys. Vinny, I use the split developer method as well, with the first 500ml for half the time and the second for the other half. My drum is fairly level. I usually sit the Unicolor on a tray...
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    Uneven development with Jobo. Help!!

    So I'm a bit baffled by this recent occurrence. Did a big shoot a couple of weekends ago, around 10 sheets of 8X10 and 20 sheets of 4X5. I started developing them in my usual manner with PMK Pyro in...
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    Re: Wet plate chemicals

    I've put out a search through chemical companies and med supply houses but haven't heard anything back. Nothing on the other forums either. I'm probably on some watch list for the Homeland Security...
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    Wet plate chemicals

    Just getting started in tintypes and wet plate. Took a great workshop at the Kodak Eastman House with Mark Osterman and am now putting together all the supplies we will need. In the workshop we used...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    121154121155Couple of shots on 4X5 FP4 developed in Pyro. Scans for now, prints to follow after the new darkroom is set up in Staunton VA.
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    Re: Using my large format image for book cover.

    One thing I've learned is that whenever anyone starts talking about all the great exposure I'm going to get is that they don't have any intentions of paying anything or it's going to cost me...
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    Using my large format image for book cover.

    I have a question. I offered up a portrait shot I shot on black and white film with large format, of someone who was having an autobiography done of his life, and it was used on the back cover of the...
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    Re: Still-Life Images, 2014

    Thanks to Mark and the Eastman House.119779119780
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