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  1. Re: A collection of LF ideas & discoveries that don't need a whole thread to themselv

    I always carried a big gnarly Bowie knife in my LF camera bag. Turned out I never needed it for anything, but it sure was bitchin' to know it was there, just in case, you know, I had a piece of...
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    Re: Favorite 8x10 Field Camera and why?

    I went through several wood 8x10s, none of which had a single 90-degree angle anywhere, before finding my 8x10 soulmate: a Toyo 8x10M field camera. LOVED that rig-- rock solid, smooth, reliable, took...
  3. Re: LF versus smaller format optics, which is better pixel for pixel?

    voigt, agreed, I had a DP1 for awhile and the images were amazing, incredibly rich and lush feeling, I loved that camera. For me the low megapixels limited it to being my personal snapshot camera,...
  4. Re: LF versus smaller format optics, which is better pixel for pixel?

    Hi guys, really interesting thread, thanks for all the thoughts. In the original question I tried to eliminate the film grain/format size issue by specifying that the 8x10 camera has a high...
  5. LF versus smaller format optics, which is better pixel for pixel?

    Hi guys, question for the optical experts here. I have wondered for awhile now what is the finest resolution that can be obtained photographically, per square inch of sensor/film. Imagine this test:...
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    Anyone using super glossy inkjet papers?

    Hi guys, a few years back I made some prints on a plastic paper that had incredible gloss, a wet-ink look that was really gorgeous. I have some new images that might be right for this kind of...
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    Anyone making backlit inkjet prints?

    Hey peeps, greetings and happy September to all. Thinking about making some light boxes and wondering what the state of the art is for backlit prints (best resolution, color, longevity, etc.). Is...
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    Color prints directly onto glass?

    Hey dudes, greetings from Seattle, glad to see y'all are still going strong here.

    Been doing some research about inkjet printing on glass, to be backlit with LED boxes. The new generation of...
  9. creating museum portfolios: what info to include?

    Hi guys, here's a question for those who have some experience with museum portfolios. I'm going to release my Midway images as a series of 16x20 portfolios, (instead of offering individual prints)...
  10. Baryta vs non-baryta inkjet papers: archival stability??

    Hi guys, I just finished testing several of the latest greatest inkjet papers, and my two personal faves were Ilford Gold Fibre Silk (a baryta paper) in first place, and the new Canson Platine Fibre...
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    Re: Latest best inkjet papers

    Gem, have you compared the Harman with the Epson Exhibition Fiber? The Epson paper is getting raves but I haven't tried either of them yet.
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    Latest best inkjet papers

    Hi guys, I want to print some portfolios of inkjet prints sized around 11x14, and am wondering what's going on the high-end inkjet paper world these days. Last paper I used was a couple of years...
  13. Bracket that combines LF camera with MF digital back-- anyone used one?

    Hi guys, I have heard that there's a device that allows you to mount a MF digital back onto a LF camera and do multiple-frame captures, to be stitched together. Has anyone experimented with this? I...
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    Neil Folberg's starry night photos

    Hi guys, another starry night photo question. Can anyone make a good guess on how Neil Folberg made his "celestial nights" B&W images? I have always assumed the stars were shot separately and...
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    Re: Proper exposure for stars, no moon?

    Hi guys, thanks for all your input. I'm trying to organize a photographing trip to Midway Island in the Pacific in September, which is reputed to have amazing night skies (being 1500 miles from the...
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    Re: Proper exposure for stars, no moon?

    oh hell, I meant STARS, not starts...!
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    Proper exposure for stars, no moon?

    Hi guys, does anyone know how to shoot starts, with no trails, for maximum "starry night" effect? I imagine a pretty short exposure is required because otherwise the stars would move and start...
  18. Re: LF stereo photography -- anyone tried it?

    Nathan, can you tell me what you know about the viewing devices? Configuration, size, etc.? It sounds just like what I'm hoping to make.
  19. Re: LF stereo photography -- anyone tried it?

    Hi guys, thanks a ton-- that gives me a good start. David Lee's website is a fountain of info.
  20. LF stereo photography -- anyone tried it?

    Hi guys, I'm wondering about the possibility of doing some LF stereo photography, and making large high-resolution left and right-side prints, one for each eye. Mirrors or prisms would have to be...
  21. Dear friends: I urgently need your help today only

    Hi guys, I'm writing with an urgent request for your vote for a photographic prize of $50,000 that will allow me to go to Midway Island and photograph the albatross. The voting deadline is TODAY and...
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    Storage for LG image files?

    Hi guys, just checking in to see if anyone here has come up with a satisfactory solution for storing and accessing huge amounts of digital photographic image data? I have about a terabyte of files...
  23. Re: Need a LF photo of one of those water parks

    Hey Gilbert, that's some really nice work on your website. I hope you're putting it out there in the world-- juried shows, portfolio review events, etc.
  24. Re: Need a LF photo of one of those water parks

    Hi QT, nice idea to talk to Massimo. I'll try that.

    The numbers in my RTN images are very close to the correct numbers, but it's impossible to get it perfectly accurate. For example, with the...
  25. Re: Need a LF photo of one of those water parks

    Hi Kirk, thanks for checking in. Thanks for taking on the moderator gig. Things here are crazy! Having a huge audience for my work come with a host of its own problems, but overall I wouldn't trade...
  26. Need a LF photo of one of those water parks

    Hi guys, greetings and happy summer to all. I'm writing with a request: does anyone have a good LF color photo of one of those awful water parks, jammed with people on a sunny day? There are some...
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    Paul Shambroom's work at TED Conference

    Congrats to Paul on his strong showing at the TED Conference in Monterey. The prints looked great and were seen by tons of famous people.
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    Many thanks to Orville Robertson

    Hi guys, just wanted to check in with a public thank you to Orville Robertson for his generous email service. For years he has been sending out calls for entry and other photo-world announcements to...
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    Need a nice photo of NY City skyline

    Hello friends, it's cj checking in, hoping you are all well these days. I'm writing to ask for use of an image of NY if anyone has one. I constructing a new image about global warming, and I need a...
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    Re: Our old friend Chris Jordan

    Okay Jorge, send me your private email address and I will tell you the amount that you are now obligated to donate to charitable causes. You are in for some financial stress (or not, depending on...
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    Re: Our old friend Chris Jordan

    So, Jorge, is that a yes? You promise to match my 2006 charitable donations, and I will disclose what the donations were, with documentation if anyone wants it. Are you willing to put your money...
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    Re: Our old friend Chris Jordan

    Hey Jorge, if I promise to disclose the amount of money I have donated in the last year to causes associated with the environment and social justice, will you personally pledge to match that amount?...
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    Re: Our old friend Chris Jordan

    Hello guys, great to see a thread about my work, and thank you all for your engaged comments. As always, my work is meant to provoke; if I wanted to do work that didn't provoke, I'd be shooting B&W...
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    Re: How do I discard color channels?

    Oh jeez, Chris I was presuming you were shooting color film. If you are shooting B&W film, then scan it in 16-bit grayscale and don't bother with color channels at all; they are superfluous.
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    Re: How do I discard color channels?

    Chris, I think you might have heard it backwards. The blue channel on most films is the noisiest and lowest quality, and the worst for making B&W prints. Green is usually best, with red being a close...
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    Re: Fatali prints: digital ?

    If you go to Fatali's website and click on "field notes" for any image, there is a "waiting for the light" category. Many of them are days long (five days of waiting for the light??), and some of...
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    Re: Fine Art Photography

    Fine Art has 150-180 grains per square inch of print. Medium has 80-120 grains, and Coarse Art has 40-60 grains. Anything below that is condered too rough to be art. Above Fine Art there is Very...
  38. Re: Estate Planning - where will your gear go?

    Just a sec, haven't you guys noticed: there are NO photographs being sent back from the afterlife. It's obvious why: no one is taking their cameras with them! So I'm being buried with my camera...
  39. Re: Permission for photographing houses for artistic purposes?

    Leonard, there's a huge difference between what you are supposed do do according to the law, and what goes on in real life. In real life, you can photograph whatever you want, and it is very unlikely...
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    Re: Art/Science Photography

    Dave, send an e-mail to my friend David Julian and ask for JPEG's of some science-related images (especially the mad-scientist image). You might like his work. His e-mail is art@davidjulian.com.
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