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    Re: Thoughts on composition in portraiture

    Ulophot,

    Thanks for you thoughts.

    In my mid fifties, professional photography was a second career for me. Monte really helped me. There is a book that Monte had written that is quite...
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    Re: Thoughts on composition in portraiture

    The person I learned the most from for portraiture was Monte Zucker. He was my mentor and coach and he believed in a classical style of making portraits that produced lifelike and pleasing results...
  3. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    Here is the Quantum web site.

    https://qtm.com/


    At some of the gigs, all I needed to do is clamp the light. I was cordless for transmission of firing from camera to flash.

    Smiles.
  4. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    For me I bought two Quantum flash units.

    They work great for me. I usually only needed to run them at 1/2 power. Very easy to move around since they are battery powered. I have a couple of extra...
  5. Re: New Computer - Photoshop CS6 - install Silver Efex Pro2?

    I like photoshop.

    I still use CS-4 and it works fine for me. I make photos saving only RAW files. I use ACR in photoshop to process.

    Photoshop is about layers and blending. I find I need to...
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Just an idea that works for me.

    I use empty 2 liter soda bottles to store my stock developing solutions. The plastic doesn’t react with the chemicals and the lid seals it over and over. There are...
  7. Poll: Re: Some Darkroom questions, mostly on enlargers

    1. No. Digital photography has won the photography ball game.

    2. I used Omega D2 in high school and college. Extra curricular activity. For my analog darkroom I have an Omega B-22 and it covers...
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    Re: Cordless telephone for darkroom

    No phone in darkroom.

    I have voice mail.
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    Just a thought to help.

    Have you given consideration to selling on rangefinderforum.com? Or here on this forum?

    Like minded folks there.
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    Re: Website structure views?

    Well you could test your ideas at a place like facebook. It won’t cost you other than your time and your creativity.

    Then test the waters there and see how it works out.
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    “multiple prints would stick together requiring one to shuffle through the stack ”

    Yes, I find that’s true.

    I do own a print washer but use it only when I have a number of prints to wash at a...
  12. Re: Getting ready for bw development which developer?

    Hi Steven,

    My wife and I are taking a short tour of the Grand Canyon the middle of September. We’re on a Road Scholar tour. Looking forward to the trip.

    Film developing has a lot of different...
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    Re: Darkroom Ventilation advice, please

    How long of a duration do you intend to spend in your darkroom?

    In high school and college I don’t recall ventilation being used.

    I would be more concerned about dust with ventilation you...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Stop Bath

    I see I have a bottle of formulary stop bath stock.

    Thought I had some Kodak as well but maybe I used it up.
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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    I use a beach towel to cover my enlarger. It’s only an Omega B22.

    However, pretty nice size beach towels are available.
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    Re: Tmax 100 in D76 +/- development

    What do you folks think of stand development?

    I will use it with T-Max 100 and I like the results.

    Rodinal 1+100, 60 minutes at 68 degrees.
  17. Re: Best advice for loft darkroom HVAC filtration and humidity control new system.

    Mine is older but the wick looks like mine.

    Yes, this is much better than the ultrasonic variety.

    To be honest, I have never had a darkroom until last fall. I always set up, using a card table...
  18. Re: Best advice for loft darkroom HVAC filtration and humidity control new system.

    I use a Holmes humidifier that has a circular wick to absorb the water with a fan that fits in a case that blows air with the center part of the wick. I've found the humidifiers that operate with an...
  19. Re: Looking for sink manufacturer recommendations...

    My wife & I had a bathroom finished with my very first darkroom. The company that made our counter tops also incorporated, in the process, a sink large enough to hold my trays.

    Perhaps you...
  20. Thread: Ventilation

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    Re: Ventilation

    How long will you be working in your darkroom each time you make prints?

    Hobby or main source of income for you?

    I have my analog darkroom set up in a bathroom and wash the prints in the...
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    Re: Powder chemistry expiration dates

    I find all sorts of stuff, even critters, in my garage but haven't resorted to keeping photo chemicals out there. Since I live in Minnesota, it can get pretty cold in my garage in January!

    My...
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    Re: Need more contrast in my negs

    May I suggest trying Ilford's Microphen developer.

    You can purchase it here:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/218773-REG/Ilford_1960518_Microphen_Developer_Powder_for.html

    Hope this...
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    Re: Film development in paper developer

    Chime in if I'm wrong, but why not use a high ASA film, develop in 1+200 Rodinal?

    I've been told higher dilution gives a wee sharper image but at higher grain.

    Thought I'd suggest this & hope...
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    Re: OLD film...ISO suggestion?

    I see from Kodak's site it says for some films. Interesting....

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/chemistry/bwPaperProcessing/dektolDeveloper.jhtml?pq-path=14045

    Have a...
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    Re: OLD film...ISO suggestion?

    Is Dektol for film?

    I have used it for prints.

    If I encounter fog then I will shoot at a lower ISO and develop with less time.

    My everyday developer is D-76/ID-11 or Microdol X/Perceptol.
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    Re: Annie Liebowitz ?

    I see many qualities I admire about Annie Leibovitz. Everyone can and should have opinions about her photography and that's just fine. She has a following, especially among people who are well...
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    Re: Getting Dust free Negatives

    Are you still dropping your negatives on the floor? What a way to keep your floor clean! Just kidding.

    I've found that winter air (dry) up here in Minnesota seems to be better for dust to float...
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    Re: External HDD for backup (OS-X)

    The biggest ingredient I see is irrelevant redundancy relative to backups of digital files as, I've found, over the years, very few request a copy of a digital file and I haven't encountered...
  29. Re: digital 21 megas shot versus 6x9 cm slide film scanned

    I won't say too much for fear of getting some of you mad at me.

    My philosophy, I use film and carry it through with viewing prints made in a darkroom. I have a brand new flatbed scanner I...
  30. Re: What is best way to attach a Pocket Wizard to a hand held Technika?

    Hi Will!

    Check this out:

    http://www.pocketwizard.com/

    Have a wonderful weekend!
  31. Re: What is best way to attach a Pocket Wizard to a hand held Technika?

    My Pocket Wizards came with a strap that I can use to hold it when needed. Velcro is a good idea as well. I suppose you could use a rubber band like with the ones used to keep fresh broccoli...
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    Re: What camera is this?

    Nice find!
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    Re: For people who haven't used pyro

    Maybe I'm goofy, but I've read good comments on both developers. I started with WD2D+, then I bought "The Book of Pyro," reading it peaked my interest. Perhaps I should make pictures in my...
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    Re: For people who haven't used pyro

    Thanks for the info.

    It's one of the nice ingredients of this site as people willingly share knowledge.

    Interesting read is "The Book of Pyro" by Gordon Hutchings

    I use both PMK and WD2D+
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    Re: Plus X Expiration

    My belief is that the film expire date, especially B&W film, is something for the mfgr. to CYA. I use B&W film that's at least 10 years beyond expire that work just fine. The higher ISO film's tend...
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    Re: Stains in Floor

    Oh, and by the way, thanks for the great job you and everyone else does keeping this a very informative and helpful web site.

    Kudos to the team!
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    Re: Stains in Floor

    This may help:

    http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Flooring/Vinyl-Flooring/remove-tough-vinyl-flooring-stains/Step-By-Step#step1
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    Re: Does LF format film behave the same?

    The only soup I've used to process at long development times is Rodinal. But, since Rodinal isn't made by Agfa anymore I use either Fomadon R09 or Adox APH 09.
    Dilute 1:200 for long development...
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    1. Monte Zucker
    2. Joe Zeltsman
    3. Jean Everson
    4. Norman Phillips
    5. Rick DeLorme
    6. Greg Rademacher
    7. Anne Leibovitz
    8. Doug Box
    9. Ken Sklute
    10. Rod Oman
  40. Re: Making Large Format Negatives from Digital Images

    Shutterbug and others have labs that advertise and perhaps an inquiry could be made to see if they can print a large format negative. You have the file so maybe this is an alternative if you don't...
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